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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Kaiser Permanente will put its longtime IT expertise to work in building a clinical data network aimed at improving patient outcomes in cancer, heart disease and obesity.
January 10, 2014
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Meaningful use -- it's not just for healthcare providers anymore. Patients are paying attention to meaningful use of electronic health data; they're understanding, and now they want it.
January 10, 2014
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Siemens is touting a new methodology that aims to give healthcare organizations a comprehensive, repeatable and scalable approach for successful IT implementation and adoption.
January 9, 2014
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The Mass HIway Health Information Exchange has entered into the next phase, with new tools for locating and retrieving medical records across the state. Gov. Deval L. Patrick and healthcare leaders gathered at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston on Jan. 8 to show how data exchange works -- on a secure network with the click of a button.
January 9, 2014
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HIMSS Analytics awarded Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, with its Stage 7 Award, and 14 of its associated ambulatory clinics the Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.
January 7, 2014
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For the past two years, our "Benchmarks" column, written in collaboration with HIMSS Analytics, has spotlighted different facets of health information technology and tracked their growth. As Healthcare IT News celebrates 10 years, we take a look at the past decade -- a period of remarkable change.
January 7, 2014
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With Congress working on a long-term Medicare "SGR fix" in the recent short-term budget deal, lawmakers laid down seeds for addressing issues such as value-based reimbursement and EHR compatibility.
January 6, 2014
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The push for meaningful use Stage 3 has reached a point where a confluence of power structures are ready for more breakthroughs -- hence, the impetus for collaboration among IHE USA, ONC and S&I Framework, officials from these groups say.
January 3, 2014
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As many as 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries now have access to coordinated care with the formation of 123 new accountable care organizations, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this week.
December 26, 2013
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From the start, 2013 brought more focus to the issue of interoperability than ever before, and there is no sign the interest will abate. After all, interoperability is critical to data exchange.
December 26, 2013
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The term "health information exchange" has been around for a while.
December 20, 2013
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Hard to believe that interoperability was once an unknown concept that few were aware of or cared about. And it wasn't that long ago that this was reality. Just go back one decade.
December 20, 2013
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