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Health Information Exchange

AHA Criticizes #Cures2015 Health IT Interoperability Policies

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The 21st Century Cures Act inches closer to becoming law and the American Hospital Association has serious reservations about the bill's potential implications for health IT interoperability and information blocking. On July 10, the House...

Limited Health Information Exchange to Hinder Care Quality

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Without quality information, a healthcare provider is unable to provide quality care. Health information exchange has a crucial role to play in ensuring that the right information is available at the right place at the right time. That assumes...

How to Bring Health Information Exchange to Post-Acute Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Incentive programs such as meaningful use have led to increased implementation of health information technology and use of health information exchange (HIE). However, certain segments of the care continuum with an important role to play in healthcare...

What Payers Consider Ideal for Health Information Exchange

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Despite a prevailing notion that payers ought to play an active role in health information exchange, the general approach to developing HIEs across the United States fails to provide these organizations with valuable use cases, according to a...

Audit of Illinois Health Information Exchange Finds Faults

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A state audit of the Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE) has found material weakness in the organization's internal controls over the first few months of its existence. The report from the Auditor General of the State of Illinois...

Texas Bill Sets Health Information Exchange, Interoperability Goals

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Public health agencies in Texas have close to two months to prepare for meeting requirements for standards-based health information exchange and interoperability with the enactment of a new piece of state legislation. Dubbed "Ken's Bill"...

Health Data Exchange, Standardization Lacking in Chronic Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) has made several recommendations to Congress to ensure that policies intended to support chronic care in fact do so, ranging from incentives for investing in and adopting care management tools to...

The Sequoia Project Not New to Health IT Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The phrase health information exchange has a history of causing confusion. On one hand, nearly every state has an HIE, an organization responsible for health data sharing. On the other hand, there is the actually process of exchanging health...

Providers Still Facing Health Information Exchange Barriers

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A survey of healthcare providers in six states highlights a multitude of technical, financial, and regulatory challenges affecting their ability to participate in health information exchange. Incentives tied to meeting meaningful use requirements...

PA Support for Health Data Exchange, Meaningful Use Continues

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority continues to support health information exchange across the Keystone State with the award of more than $674K to two organizations enabling the exchange of health data between healthcare providers...

Mass. Grant Program to Incent Health Information Exchange

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A new grant program looks to incentivize health information exchange for the purpose of improving care coordination in Massachusetts. Last week, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI), launched the Connected Communities Implementation...

Debating Role of Congress in Health IT Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

During a hearing on the subject of health information exchange, members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions received feedback as to the role Congress should play in advancing health IT interoperability. According...

More Health IT Interoperability Criticism of #Cures2015 Bill

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has reservations about the health IT interoperability provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. In a letter to Representative Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy & Committee,...

Health Data Exchange Boosted by HIE Changes in Calif., Texas

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Recent health information exchange (HIE) developments in California and Texas should lead to significant improvements in health data exchange for healthcare providers and patients. Earlier this week, Jim Landers of The Dallas Morning News reported...

Conn. Weighs Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Bill

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health data exchange and interoperability are the focal point of a proposed bill making its way through the Connecticut General Assembly and recently two of its backers have attempted to generate dialogue about to need for statewide health information...

EHRA Questions Scope of ONC Interoperability Roadmap

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The trade association of EHR companies, HIMSS EHR Association, has commented on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Interoperability Roadmap and called on the federal agency to play a collaborative rather...

Health IT Infrastructure, Costs Hinder Health Data Exchange

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Findings from a new interoperability survey conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) reveal the challenges facing healthcare organizations and providers working to improve health data exchange. The results are part of...

How Do Opt-In Policies Affect HIE Patient Privacy?

by Elizabeth Snell

HIE patient privacy is essential to the continued growth of information exchange in the healthcare industry. True interoperability must be secure, and patients must feel comfortable that providers are using their sensitive information safely....

Health Information Exchanges Form National Trade Association

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Close to a score of organizations has come together to form a national trade association to support health information exchange (HIEs) and the exchange of health data. The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) has 19 founding...

New York Approves $45M for Statewide Health Data Exchange

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health information exchange in New York is set to receive a sizeable amount of financial support as part of the state's budget over the next year. This week, the New York State Legislature voted in favor of a fiscal year 2015-2016 budget...

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