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Two CA Networks to Form Largest Health Information Exchange

January 11, 2017 - The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE) announced midweek plans to combine their networks and become the largest health information exchange in the United States. The newly created health information exchange will include over 16 million health information records — 11.7-million claims records from Cal INDEX founding members...


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Two CA Networks to Form Largest Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE) announced midweek plans to combine their networks and become the largest health information exchange in the United States. The newly created...

Health Information Exchange Partnerships Improve Data Sharing

by Kate Monica

New partnerships between health plan organizations and health data exchanges are paving the way for nationwide interoperability with some networks beginning that work at a more local level. In Los Angeles County, health plan LA Care Health Plan...

Effects of Patient Distrust on Health Data Exchange Security

by Kate Monica

In a recent survey, Black Book polled a national panel of over 12,000 consumers to gauge patient interaction with technology and their perception of the usefulness of these technologies. The organization found that 57 percent of respondents are...

CMS Health Data Exchange Goals for Quality Payment Program

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A new year begins with the kickoff of the Quality Payment Program and with it a commitment by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to achieve six strategic objectives, one of which focuses on its own health data exchange improvements....

Survey Shows Interoperability Essential in Value-Based Care

by Kate Monica

The majority - 95 percent - of healthcare industry insiders agree that strong interoperability capabilities are a necessary requirement for a smooth transition to value-based care, according to a recent survey. eHealth Initiative published the...

Value of Carequality-CommonWell Interoperability Agreement

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The health data exchange agreement between The Sequoia Project’s Carequality and vendor-driven CommonWell Health Alliance warrants a second look, according to the President & CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. In a guest...

DirectTrust Seeks POTUS Support of EHR Interoperability, HIE

by Kate Monica

Earlier today, the organization released a four-point list of recommendations for the incoming administration outlining ways to build on the foundational work done by its predecessors in the areas of EHR adoption and interoperability. On Tuesday,...

ONC Finalizes Annual Advisory for Health IT Standards

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has finalized 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory close to six months after releasing and considering public comments on a draft version published in August....

More Health Orgs Using Surescripts Health Data Exchange Service

by Kate Monica

In a crucial step toward nationwide interoperability, eight leading healthcare organizations went live with Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS) as of this week. According to a recent press release, “thousands of healthcare...

Governors Unveil 5-Point Plan to Boost Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

Earlier this month, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) provided new guidance for addressing and removing obstacles to health data exchange at the state level. Legal obstructions, such as restrictive laws and fear of liability, and...

ONC, OCR Provide 9 Scenarios for HIPAA Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

In collaboration with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently published a fact sheet describing hypothetical instances where HIPAA supports the electronic exchange...

California, Pennsylvania HIEs Make Health Data Exchange News

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The year is winding down, but HIEs on both coasts have struck important partnerships to bolster their health data exchange operations. Last week, the California Integration Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) announced that the largest healthcare provider...

Epic EHR Interoperability Atop 2016 Health IT Headlines

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Healthcare interoperability took many important steps forward in 2016, the most significant perhaps being a recent development that saw Carequality and Common CommonWell Health Alliance have reached an agreement to make several their capabilities...

Lack of Health Data Exchange, Access Frustrating Patients

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The health information network surveyed more than 1,000 adults in June as part of the 2016 Connected Care and Patient Experience report and the findings point overwhelmingly to patient dissatisfaction with how electronic health information is...

Carequality, CommonWell Reach Health Data Exchange Agreement

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The two initiatives working to advance health IT interoperability through standardized health data exchange have signed an important agreement to expand the reach of each of their respective networks. The agreement includes three important provisions....

DoD Makes Important Health Information Exchange Move in WA

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In advance of the rollout of its new enterprise EHR platform nationwide, the Department of Defense has entered into a partnership with Medical Information Network – North Sound (MIN-NS) to develop a health information exchange portal for...

DirectTrust Eclipses Health Information Exchange Milestone

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

DirectTrust announced midweek that its directory service has reached “critical mass” with more than 500,000 entries. The entries range from Direct addresses (necessary for Direct health information exchange) and provider physician...

VA Completes Another Health Information Exchange Connection

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Veterans Affairs continues extending the reach of its health data in its most recent connection to New Hampshire’s statewide health information exchange. Earlier this week, the New Hampshire Health Information Organization...

3 Health Information Exchanges Make Health IT Investments

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

November proved to be a busy month for a handful of health information exchanges looking to add to their health data exchange capabilities. In the Midwest, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) contracted with openAirWare...

Open APIs, Use Cases Driving Interoperability at Allscripts

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

More recently the national conversation about healthcare interoperability has shifted away from the means of enabling health data exchange to the motivations behind needing to share information. “If we’re not solving a real business...

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