10:43 am February 02, 2015
Technology challenges carry some blame for the sorry state of health data exchange in the U.S., but it's also a matter of simple dollars and cents.
10:04 am January 07, 2015
Knowledge is power. The folks who run Maine's statewide HIE have always been keenly aware of this adage -- focused not merely on delivering information, but on putting the vast data they collect to work helping providers give the best care. Now they plan to expand this sustainability model to other HIEs.
10:52 am August 04, 2014
Devore Culver, MD, is behaving like a kid with a new toy. What is engaging him, however, is not child's play.
07:47 am January 24, 2014
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.
10:28 am October 16, 2013
The State of Maine, in partnership with HealthInfoNet, Maine's statewide health information exchange, has been awarded a three-year grant with an anticipated total of $900,000 to improve care coordination for Maine's veterans.
11:01 am October 14, 2013
With one of the most robust statewide health information exchanges in the country, Maine healthcare stakeholders are experimenting with medical home policies, trying to spread them statewide without a regulatory hand.
09:29 am July 31, 2013
Maine Medical Center's troubled EHR rollout reveals how difficult and costly it can be to keep a large implementation on course. The ensuing rough weather ripples through every part of the organization, keeping everyone off kilter until the ship can be righted.
10:48 am May 21, 2013
Maine's HealthInfoNet, a nonprofit that operates the statewide health information exchange, announced that all acute care hospitals are now under contract to connect to the query-based HIE. HealthInfoNet has 34 of the 38 hospitals connected already and expects the remaining four hospitals to connect by the end of the year.
10:52 am February 05, 2013
PC-maker Dell, which in recent years made several plays in the health IT market, plans to go private. Dell founder, chairman and CEO Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake will spend $24.4 billion to acquire the company Dell founded in his dorm room in 1984.
11:07 am December 18, 2012
The National eHealth Collaborative's Health Information Exchange Learning Network has recommendations for tackling some of the most challenging HIE issues.