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West Texas HIE Adds Two Key Regional Participants

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Health information exchange in West Texas will ramp up with the connection of two major regional health providers to the Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange (PdN HIE). The non-profit PdN HIE has signed up University Medical Center of El...

Patients Associate Secure Email Exchange and Better Health

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Secure email exchange with physicians, facilitated through a portal associated with electronic health records, holds promise for improving patient health, according to survey results released this week by Kaiser Permanente’s Division of...

Major Health System Joins California Data Exchange

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The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX), a statewide health information exchange (HIE), announced last week the participation of Dignity Health, the largest hospital provider in the Golden State. Cal INDEX, which formed in August...

AHRQ Review Finds Literature Lacking in Support of HIE Use

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An extensive literature review commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) finds that the impact of health information exchange (HIE) use on clinical outcomes and potential harms is inadequately studied. The resulting...

North Carolina Group Achieves EHR Integration for Referrals

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The Stage 2 meaningful use summary-of-care objective reportedly has been a challenge for eligible providers, particularly measure 2, which specifies that more than 10 percent of transitions or referrals must be electronically transmitted using...

Funding to Fuel Tech Adoption at Georgia HIE Intermediaries

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Health information exchange (HIE) in Georgia received a boost this week with infusion of $1 million in funding to accelerate technology adoption and electronic exchange of health information among members of the Georgia Health Information Network...

Self-Reported Health Data Improves Outcomes in Cancer Study

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A newly published research study conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center finds clinical benefits associated with patient-generated health data during cancer care. Among patients receiving routine outpatient chemotherapy for advanced...

Patients to Step Up Health Data Exchange Involvement in 2016

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Expect greater patient access to clinical records in 2016. That’s the top predicted trend for interoperable health information exchange during the coming year, according to DirectTrust, an industry alliance for participants in the Direct...

Getting a Handle on APIs and Health IT Interoperability

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With preliminary meetings over the past two weeks, the Health IT Policy Committee’s API Task Force has begun to uncover possible barriers to the widespread adoption of open application programming interfaces (APIs) in healthcare. It has...

Indiana Health Information Exchange Ties to St. Vincent EHR

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The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) has expanded the reach of its clinical results delivery service with a new connection into the electronic health records system at St. Vincent Medical Group (SVMG). IHIE announced on Dec. 1 interoperability...

RSNA, Sequoia Launch Imaging Interoperability Program

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This week’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) brings news of a health IT interoperability initiative aimed at broadening access to medical images and reports. RSNA, in collaboration with The Sequoia Project,...

Georgia Practice Enables Data Exchange via CommonWell

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Greenway Health announced last week that customers of its Prime Suite integrated EHR and practice management system could use the health data exchange capabilities of the CommonWell Health Alliance at no cost. That plan is already in action at...

Texas Health Information Network Joins Carequality

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HIETexas, a network spanning the Lone Star State, has joined the Sequoia Project’s Carequality initiative, which gives health data sharing networks nationwide the ability to communicate with each other by using a common interoperability...

Patient-Generated Health Data: There’s a Pill for That

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Ingestible devices have been around awhile, but they’ve been limited to measuring temperature and taking digestive track images. Now, thanks to a new sensor invented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), heart and breathing...

AHA and CHIME Suggest Changes to Data Reporting Requirements

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Official comments from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) share the thought that data reporting needs to be streamlined for the coming implementation of the Merit-Based...

New Committee to Operationalize Interoperability Framework

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Health information network collaborative Carequality has announced the membership of its Steering Committee for the 2015-2016 term. The new committee is charged with overseeing the launch of what Carequality describes as the nation’s broadest...

Apps Stumble with Patient-Generated Health Data Burdens

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A new study looking at health app use among U.S mobile phone users shows a solid base of people willing to download health-related apps. However, patient-generated health data hasn’t yet become an evergreen asset because almost half of...

Med Students Take Deep Dive into Clinical Data Repository

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Students at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine are getting direct exposure to clinical informatics as a standard part of their curriculum. The future doctors are required to complete a “Health Care by the Numbers” project,...

Flu Forecasts Sharpen, Models Built on Health Data Exchange

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Epidemiologists are translating the power of health data exchange into practical application that could lead to better flu forecasts. A research team at Boston Children’s Hospital has combined multiple data sources, including social media...

States Make Connection for Health Information Exchange

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Health information exchange is crossing state boundaries in the southeastern United States thanks to a successful connection between information networks in Georgia and Alabama. The Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) and Alabama’s...

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