Health Information Exchange (HIE)

The development of secure health information exchange between healthcare providers is a nationwide initiative and has been touted as a high priority in order to improve the continuity and quality of care for patients. Providers are required to achieve secure HIE in order to achieve "meaningful use," and qualify for health IT incentives set up by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. On September 28, 2010, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT completed its selection of 62 Regional Extension Centers across the United States -- a major component in HIE development.

 

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Two midwestern states will be joining forces in a new data sharing agreement that will provide physicians in both states with real-time patient information to boost care quality.
December 17, 2013
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Merge Healthcare is partnering with athenahealth to offer providers the ability to receive and view diagnostic images, exam results and other patient information within their electronic health records.
December 16, 2013
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Health information technology has proved its worth across western New York, specifically in the realm of diabetes care, the findings of a new report conclude.
December 16, 2013
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As accountable care adds to the necessary competencies for healthcare providers, more and more are seeking out best-of-breed vendors, beyond their existing electronic health records, to meet anticipated ACO needs.
December 13, 2013
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CommonWell Health Alliance has tapped the first three geographic locations for its roll out of interoperability services. Hospitals and ambulatory practices in Chicago, North Carolina and South Carolina will connect to exchange patient data.
December 11, 2013
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Part of progressing with health IT initiatives involves proactively setting new goals and establishing a roadmap for the future. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Foundation has taken this to task with new recommendations for the health IT industry over the next decade.
December 6, 2013
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Unless you've just beamed in from another planet, you know there's a bit of a debate underway about the current state and future of certain healthcare reform efforts. But when it comes specifically to the health IT transition, some stakeholders are still feeling downright upbeat.
December 4, 2013
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The global medical device connectivity market, worth $3.5 billion this past year, is projected to top $33 billion by 2019 as providers work to integrate new technologies with EMRs. Still, operational complications, cost barriers for smaller providers and security concerns could put a damper on growth.
December 2, 2013
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Since its launch in 2009, the RSNA Image Share Network has enjoyed robust funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and found successes at some of the premier health systems in the U.S. Now it's looking for new providers to join.
November 21, 2013
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The 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America is about a lot more than just imaging. As health information technology transforms care delivery, dozens of courses at McCormick Place this December will explore the ways IT can improve diagnostics.
November 21, 2013
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The Office of the Attorney General in California, in collaboration with the American Health Information Management Association, has issued best practice recommendations for providers -- and tips for patients -- to better safeguard health data from theft.
November 21, 2013
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A new poll from the Ponemon Institute has found that security preparedness is still sorely lacking across healthcare -- a fact that could leave unsuspecting organizations "blindsided" by breaches.
November 21, 2013
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