Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN)

By Mike Miliard 12:00 am December 20, 2013
The term "health information exchange" has been around for a while.
Health IT headway 'breathtaking'
By Chris Nerney 12:00 am December 20, 2013
"In 2003, fewer than 5 percent of hospitals in the U.S. had any form of electronic records," said David Brailer, MD, who became the nation's first "heath information czar" in 2004. "A smaller percentage of doctors' offices had them, probably less than 1 percent. It was something everyone knew was inevitable, but the fire had not been lit," he...
By Neil Versel 09:55 am October 23, 2013
The "real opponents" to a unique patient identification system "are the privacy advocates," said Sharp HealthCare CIO Bill Spooner in his call for a national patient ID at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum earlier this month. He was right.
By Bernie Monegain 10:35 am June 19, 2013
The group includes technology vendors, implementers and associations that represent a broad range of stakeholders, including providers. "The founding members bring the right blend of skills and perspectives to keep us at the forefront of health IT efforts in the United States," said Healtheway Executive Director Mariann Yeager.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am April 28, 2013
This spring, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is launching the pilot phase of its new health information exchange compliance-testing program.
By Erin McCann 04:08 pm February 18, 2013
The idea of unique patient identifiers (UPIs) could very well be reality in the not-so-distant future. Despite the current standstill at the federal level, other efforts to implement UPIs are very much moving forward.
By Erin McCann 02:41 pm February 18, 2013
Healthcare providers in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska can now exchange Direct secure messages across state lines, thanks to a collaborative effort among three state health information exchanges.
unique patient identifiers
By Erin McCann 09:39 am January 29, 2013
The idea of unique patient identifiers is more than a mere concept extracted from the next dystopian novel. They could very well be reality in the not-so-distant future. The question remaining, however, is whether or not the benefits of such technology outweigh constitutional privacy and patient trust concerns. Naturally, depending on whom you ask...
By Erin McCann 10:07 am January 23, 2013
Healthcare providers in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska can now exchange Direct secure messages across state lines, thanks to a collaborative effort among three state health information exchanges.
By Mary Mosquera 10:02 am December 31, 2012
Certified electronic health records will make it easier for providers to report clinical quality measures not only for meaningful use but also for other federal programs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to align some of those measures.

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