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Impact of eHealth Exchange on Nationwide Interoperability

January 10, 2017 - 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 action. Recent developments demonstrate the capabilities of the nationwide network to forge important connections between healthcare providers and health...


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Health Information Exchange Partnerships Improve Data Sharing

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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...

Recent Study Shows Learning Health Systems Use EHR Efficiently

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Learning health systems use EHRs to support research and personalized treatments based on data from patients with similar conditions and risk factors. According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the “Learn from Every Patient”...

California, Pennsylvania HIEs Make Health Data Exchange News

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

HHS Must Continue Addressing Health Data Exchange Barriers

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A mixture of technical, regulatory, and behavioral barriers will continue to hamper health data exchange efforts within the Department of Health & Human Services through 2017, according to the Office of Inspector General. This week, the federal...

The Sequoia Project Further Expands Health Data Exchange

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The Sequoia Project’s recent health IT partnership with the Social Services Administration (SSA) and Department of Veteran Affairs is the latest of series of achievements for health data exchange over the year. To commemorate Veterans Day,...

Removing Barriers to Behavioral Health Information Exchange

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Health information exchanges enabled connections across the care continuum, but behavioral health providers still face challenges integrating their work with that of primary care to improve patient outcomes. New resources made available by the...

3 Actions “Critical” to Advancing Healthcare Interoperability

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In reporting its latest work to enable increased health IT use to lead to improved health data exchange interoperability to Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has identified “critical”...

ONC Contest Moves API-Enabled Health Data Exchange Forward

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) revealed the Phase 1 winners of  Move Health Data Forward Challenge. In the first phase of the challenge, organizations were asked to submit proposals on...

Carequality, AMA Singly Advance Health IT Interoperability

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Last week, the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology was in St. Louis to witness firsthand the kind of EHR interoperability made possible through the Carequality Interoperability Framework. Since the...

EHR Interoperability Helps, Hinders Immunization Data Quality

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Two researchers from the North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Disease Control recently published their findings on the impact of EHR interoperability on data quality in the state’s immunization information system in Online...

Use Cases Driving Uptick in Health Data Exchange with Direct

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In a recent update, DirectTrust announced significant increases in the use of Direct exchange and the number of authenticated addresses for sending and receiving protected health information using the health IT standard. By the close of the 2016...

Health Information Exchange Partnerships Extend Data Sharing

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A series of partnerships among health information exchanges will extend the range of several networks to provide health data for patients receiving care in multiple states. Earlier this week, Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) and Health...

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Requirements of MIPS

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One guiding principle behind the advancing care information performance category under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System is to bridge information gaps between care settings. To that end, the final rule for the Quality Payment Program —...

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