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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With ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari and ONC Principal Deputy Coordinator David Muntz stepping down from their posts at the same time last September, Jacob Reider, MD, director of ONC's Office of the Chief Medical Officer, assumed the position of acting national coordinator, starting Oct. 4.
October 20, 2013
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The State of Maine, in partnership with HealthInfoNet, Maine's statewide health information exchange, has been awarded a three-year grant with an anticipated total of $900,000 to improve care coordination for Maine's veterans.
October 16, 2013
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With an eye toward improved interoperability and public trust in privacy protections, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission and the Texas Health Services Authority are partnering to develop a state accreditation program for health information exchanges in the Lone Star State.
October 16, 2013
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The timing of the government shutdown, which coincided with the start of meaningful use Stage 2 and left the Office of the National Coordinator gutted, seems an unfortunate turn of events that industry observers say is causing delays to health IT progress.
October 16, 2013
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With one of the most robust statewide health information exchanges in the country, Maine healthcare stakeholders are experimenting with medical home policies, trying to spread them statewide without a regulatory hand.
October 14, 2013
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Novant Health, a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and medical centers, with headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C., has received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award from HIMSS Analytics. Novant is just the sixth system in the country to receive this recognition.
October 14, 2013
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Beyond improving the quality of emergency care, giving physicians access to data from a health information exchange saved nearly $2,000 per patient during a study unveiled Monday by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
October 14, 2013
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Though he no longer has authority over meaningful use regulations, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, said that due to the nature of the federal regulatory process, it would be difficult to introduce more flexibility for complying with the Stage 2 rules.
October 11, 2013
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What exactly is plaguing Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace website, even as most state exchanges are functioning well, remains a mystery. But Web developers and software engineers on the popular social media site Reddit have been coming up with some ideas.
October 9, 2013
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HIMSS CEO H. Stephen Lieber spoke about the promise of health IT and collaboration Oct. 8 at the opening of the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, an initiative of local government, local healthcare providers, nonprofit organizations and health IT vendors that has been 10 years in the making.
October 9, 2013
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Cleveland is a city that prides itself on being a city of firsts. HIMSS leaders are also used to firsts -- and to innovation and disruption. With their new HIMSS Innovation Center, they make no bones about their intent to shake things up in healthcare.
October 8, 2013
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Partners HealthCare is once again looking across the Charles River to Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems, enlisting the company to replace several existing integration engines and enable the health system to consolidate its financial and clinical technologies onto one electronic health record platform.
October 7, 2013
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