Health Information Exchange (HIE)
The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced a new round of two additional Beacon awards totaling $30.3 million on Wednesday.
A recent study of health information exchange solution vendors shows enterprise HIEs serving integrated delivery networks, health, or hospital systems will be the fastest-growing market segment of HIE organizations in the coming two years.
The real-time healthcare communications network, which gives providers secure online access to 16 health plans across the state, is growing.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a nonprofit standards group, is recommending changes in the government's draft rules on health IT certification that EHNAC officials say would make the rules stronger.
Healthcare providers should encrypt patient information when they share it with another provider, even in a case of the direct exchange of personal health information or data that is not facilitated by a health information exchange or other third-party organization.
New Mexico will be awarded $7 million in federal funds for its statewide health information exchange (HIE), having met all the requirements for strategic and operational planning.
Jersey Health Connect, one of four regional health information exchanges (HIEs) in the state chosen to share $11.4 million in federal money awarded to create a statewide HIE, is already exchanging patient data and laying out plans for how to spend its allotment of $3.4 million.
It was a stroke of genius and practicality at once that created the health information technology extension program.
The key to healthcare reform, say some experts, lies in collaboration. But how does one get hospitals and physicians to work with each other? Some physicians at the Health Technology Transformation Spring Summit say hospitals "don't want to play."
A new bill would require the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to create an Internet-based portal for veterans to access their records and benefits.