Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Image sharing is finally advancing away from CD-ROMs and toward image-enabled personal health records, say Dr. David Mendelson, vice chair of radiology IT at Mount Sinai, and Dave Cassel, executive director of Carequality.
HealthShare Exchange President and CEO Martin Lupinetti shares lessons learned about data quality and reaching seniors during the pandemic.
Adding clinical decision support and the capability to see patient activity outside the four walls of the hospital enabled, among other things, a 94% reduction in Dilaudid use at CalvertHealth Medical Center.
This week's top stories include the ONC offering new funding for state and local HIE innovation, a decline in healthcare M&A transactions and Medtronic's plans to buy connected insulin pen startup Companion Medical.
Kalle Killar, deputy secretary general at the Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia, says that citizens have full access to how their data is used in managing their healthcare which helps ensure trust remains high between the stakeholders.
Dr. Salman Al-Sabah, president of the Kuwait Association of Surgeons, says his country wants to learn from others and collaborate effectively with all stakeholders, which offers huge potential as the country moves toward a national electronic health record.
Tohoku University's Dr. Masaharu Nakayama talks about how his group was able to withstand the disruption of Japan's 2011 earthquake and why that level of resilience is difficult to maintain.
Malaffi CEO Atif Albraiki says simultaneous provider projects, such as health information exchanges, make EMR adoption a challenge at times in the UAE, but he encourages stakeholders to learn from global experiences.
Sam Shah, digital health advisor and former NHSX director of digital development, says personal health records, health information exchange and other digital health learnings can be extracted from the Middle East experiences.
Dr. Steve Lockhart, CMO at Sutter Health, discusses social determinants of health, why unequal care is among the "most disappointing elements" of the U.S. healthcare system and how to fix that.