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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...

Impact of eHealth Exchange on Nationwide Interoperability

by Kate Monica

Leveraging existing health IT infrastructure is an integral element of the federal plan for achieving nationwide interoperability and successfully implementing a learning health system. The eHealth Exchange is a prime example of this idea in...

Health IT Standards, Interoperability to Gain Traction in 2017

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Among five health IT trends to watch for in 2017, DirectTrust CEO & President David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA anticipates progress in health IT interoperability and added attention being paid to emergent health technologies such as health IT standards...

AHA to President-elect Trump: Cancel Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, the American Hospital Association has called for a cancellation of Stage 3 Meaningful Use for hospitals among numerous other recommendations focused on topics ranging from reducing regulatory to advancing...

Value-Based Care Needs Purposeful Health IT Interoperability

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Health IT interoperability is a key ingredient for achieving success in value-based care, but it is also one that healthcare organizations may fail to comprehend fully. During the opening panel of Xtelligent Media’s Value-Based Care Summit,...

Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure Key to Advancing Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The first is a global assessment of value-based care The Economist Intelligence Unit. Despite increases worldwide in EHR adoption, several countries, including the United States, have as of yet been unable to put this technology to work fully...

WEDI: EHR Integration Necessary for Leveraging Genomic Data

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A white paper published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) explores the potential to improve care coordination and health outcomes through the use of genomic information, a potentially depending in large part on EHR integration...

Health IT Interoperability Needed to Drive Cancer Research

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In a recent report delivered last meet to the National Cancer Advisory Board, members of the Cancer Moonshot's Blue Ribbon Panel called for the creation of a national health IT infrastructure to support next-generation cancer research as...

Consumer Group Calls on HHS to Improve Health Data Sharing

by Frank Irving

Consumer advocacy association Clear Choices reached out this week to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with recommendations to improve healthcare transparency through publicly shared data. Part of the solution lies in applying...

4 Ways to Plan for Changes in Health IT Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

Just as doubt clouds major financial markets, sub-markets — such as health IT infrastructure — react the same way to ambiguity. Consider, as a case in point, computer maker Dell’s plans to acquire data storage vendor EMC and...

Health Data Exchange Assists in Newborn Screening Programs

by Frank Irving

The field of newborn screening (NBS) will get a boost from health data exchange upgrades in several states, thanks to $5.4 million in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Colorado School of Public Health and...

Health Information Exchange Funds IT Investment for Flint

by Frank Irving

Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) has committed $250,000 toward connecting all healthcare providers in Genesee County, Michigan to GLHC’s statewide health information exchange. The assistance comes in response to lead contamination of drinking...

Portal’s Promise: Engaging Patients in Preventive Healthcare

by Frank Irving

Healthcare interoperability means more than connecting information technology systems and tools with one another. From a holistic standpoint, the concept extends into the patient-facing sphere, offering individuals an interactive means of taking...

E-visits Among Health IT Integration Pilots at Beaumont

by Frank Irving

Health IT integration will factor into new pilot programs at Southeast Michigan’s Beaumont Health aimed at improving patient communication and interaction. Beaumont, Michigan’s largest health system in terms of inpatient admissions...

On-Demand Care: A Growing Part of Health IT Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

The business case for “digital-first” healthcare models appears to be rapidly coalescing. Research from professional services firm Accenture indicates that companies are leveraging an emerging parcel of health IT infrastructure —...

Merger Plan Includes Health Information Exchange Commitment

by Frank Irving

If all goes according to plan, Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System will merge in April 2016, forming an as-yet-unnamed health system serving communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The two organizations...

FDA Recognizes Medical Devices in Health IT Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appears intent on positioning medical devices within the realm of health IT infrastructure. Twice this month, the FDA has issued draft guidance on medical devices — first on Jan. 22 relating to...

Health IT Comparison Tool Framework Taking Shape

by Frank Irving

The federal Certified Technology Comparison (CTC) Task Force is on the clock to come up with recommendations that may eventually help providers build out their health IT infrastructure. CTC, an advisory body to the national coordinator for health...

Care Management and IT Costs Challenge PCMH Transitions

by Frank Irving

Transforming a primary care practice into a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a costly endeavor — to such an extent that the financial challenge may prevent small and independent practices from making the shift, according to a new...

Supporting the Healthcare Data Sets of Tomorrow

by Frank Irving

Health IT infrastructure is getting in on potentially game-changing technology. Long derided for its inability to keep pace with sister industries, healthcare stands on the brink of a dynamic shift. Core capabilities leveraged by the likes of...

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