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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Malcolm Gladwell, the best-selling author and New Yorker staffer, likened the change required for healthcare to clear the interoperability hurdle to several events of this generation, "three lessons in culture, framing and consequence," as he put it during a talk Thursday at Health Care Innovation Day in Washington.
February 7, 2014
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Karen DeSalvo, MD, newly appointed national coordinator for health information technology, gave some insight Thursday on how ONC plans to proceed under her leadership. Interoperability will be top priority.
February 7, 2014
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Health networks and physician practices have the most to gain from an interoperable ecosystem and, it follows, the most to lose if it doesn't go right. But one could argue that American patients and taxpayers stand to gain or lose just as much.
February 6, 2014
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The ONC's Health IT Policy Committee's Privacy and Security Tiger Team is calling for public comment on privacy and policy concerns surrounding patients giving access to their health information.
February 4, 2014
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The Office of the National Coordinator had a place at the table for the 15th annual IHE North American Connectathon, filled by Doug Fridsma, MD, chief science officer and director of the ONC's Office of Science and Technology and four members of his team.
January 31, 2014
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More healthcare organizations are moving forward with health information exchange initiatives, with one national exchange network reporting record participation numbers today.
January 30, 2014
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Seven New York City health systems have been awarded $7 million in efforts to spur data sharing initiatives and more effective patient recruitment for clinical trials.
January 29, 2014
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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.K. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt signed an agreement Jan. 23 meant to strengthen the sharing of healthcare data and technology between the two countries.
January 24, 2014
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Maine may become the first state in the country to offer residents access to their personal health records via a health information exchange. The Maine HealthInfoNet plan is part of a federally-funded innovation project experimenting with a range of medical home, analytics and engagement strategies.
January 24, 2014
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The Illinois Health Information Exchange has connected five community health centers to the statewide exchange. The providers are paving the way as active users of health information technology to improve care coordination for patients in underserved communities, Raul Recarey, ILHIE executive director said in making the announcement.
January 23, 2014
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To say that John Glaser has had a front-row seat in the health IT arena over the past 10 years -- and the 10 years before that -- would be wrong. He's been in the trenches, sleeves rolled up. Glaser contemplates not only the past, but also what to expect going forward.
January 20, 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 20, 2014
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