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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The Mass HIway Health Information Exchange last month entered into Phase 2 of data exchange.
January 20, 2014
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Anticipation about the IHE North American Connectathon's move to Cleveland in 2015 is running high among the event's organizers.
January 20, 2014
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The long-term and post-acute care environment has an image of lagging far behind its acute care counterparts on information technology adoption. For the most part, that perception is true.
January 20, 2014
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have tapped McKesson and Meditech as the first vendors for its Designated Test EHR Program.
January 17, 2014
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Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth, and CECity, a provider of cloud-based registry services for performance improvement and value-based reporting, have teamed up to launch what it calls a "first-of-its-kind" health data exchange integration and reporting service.
January 14, 2014
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Nearly two dozen new electronic health record vendors have signed on with Surescripts' nationwide clinical network over the past year, helping expand the footprint for secure health information exchange, officials say.
January 13, 2014
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As cyberattacks targeting healthcare organizations reach record heights, a new partnership initiative has set its sights on getting the industry's threat response on track and ready to go.
January 13, 2014
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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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