Health Information Exchange (HIE)
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.
Stressing the benefits of early action - and illustrating just how much farther ahead in adoption Massachusetts is than many other parts of the country - two significant local users of healthcare IT offered insights from their experiences in Boston on Tuesday.
Lawson is adding integration to its applications, with the goal of moving its business intelligence solutions deeper into the healthcare landscape.
Competition and lost revenue are keeping communities from participating in health information exchanges, panelists told attendees at the Regional Healthcare Stimulus Exchange Conference.
The University Medical Center at Princeton is providing an interoperable electronic health record to its physician clinics.
The "hand of thoughtful policy" created the proposed criteria for meaningful use, according to David J. Brailer, MD, former healthcare IT czar for the Office of the National Coordinator.
Business intelligence provider Lawson Software is branching out into more areas of the healthcare setting with the acquisition of Healthvision.