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Study Shows Room for Big Upside in Mobile Device Integration

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An estimated 17 percent of U.S. consumers currently use a mobile health application to track one or more health-related factors, suggesting a largely untapped upside for mobile device integration. Venture fund Rock Health measured mobile health...

Who’s at the Forefront of U.S. Health Information Exchange?

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Which U.S. states are leading the way in health information exchange? HealthITInteroperability.com consulted the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)’s interactive dashboard to uncover the vanguard states in six areas...

WEDI Workgroup Explores Genomic Health Information Exchange

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) plans to develop a “common industry vision” for genomic data exchange through the activities of a dedicated workgroup. WEDI announced its new Genomic Data Exchange Workgroup on...

Cancer Drivers Uncovered by Health Data Exchange

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Researchers have leveraged the power of health data exchange to create a new catalogue of so-called “cancer drivers,” altered genes that are responsible for progression of the disease. Scientists combined publicly available cancer...

Vendors Pledge Collaboration on EHR Interoperability Metric

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EHR interoperability often evades precise definition, but a new effort aims to put in place transparent measures of health information exchange and reporting on progress toward achieving it. A group of 12 EHR vendors who attended the...

Carrying Forward Provider Health Information Exchange

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The California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CAHIE) and the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) announced in early October a collaborative effort to more effectively enable health information exchange among providers,...

Federal Agencies Accredited for Health Information Exchange

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Directed health information exchange will be used to improve care coordination for millions of military veterans and Native Americans via technology accredited by DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC)....

AHA Calls Out Shortcomings in EHR Interoperability

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Hospitals spent an estimated $47 billion annually on health information technology between 2010 and 2013, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). However, they are not getting a good return on investment, especially in regard to...

Consumers Ramp Up Access of Electronic Health Records

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National estimates of consumer activity in regard to information contained in electronic health records show increases in both access to and active use of medical records in 2014. A recent data brief published by the Office of the National Coordinator...

Healthcare Data Standards: Tool Assesses Breast Cancer Risk

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Statistical analysis has been deployed in the fight against breast cancer, which claims the lives of more than 40,000 U.S. women each year. An online risk calculator developed by the National Cancer Institute-funded Breast Cancer Surveillance...

Health Information Exchange Part of Care Quality Initiative

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A portion of $685 million in awards released to healthcare networks and supporting organizations by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Sept. 29 will go toward efforts to improve health information exchange. The awards...

A Low-Cost Way to Gather Patient-Generated Health Data

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A manufacturing breakthrough may usher in a new wave of mass-produced wearable monitors for collecting patient-generated health data. Researchers from the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering have found a way to fabricate inexpensive...

Patients Seek Physician Improvement in Health Data Exchange

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When providers lack the latest information during office visits, the burden of filling in the gaps often falls to the patient in terms of additional paperwork. That leaves patients frustrated and more willing to consider other providers with...

Virtual Clipboard Takes on Healthcare IT Interoperability

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) and the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) will collaborate on the next phase of the Virtual Clipboard Initiative and research to promote healthcare IT interoperability. WEDI...

Health Information Exchange Data Predicts Utilization

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A predictive model developed by researchers accurately estimated risk of resource utilization by using de-identified EHR-based data derived from a state health information exchange. Study results indicate an approach for developing clinical forecasting...

IOM: Health IT Interoperability Factors in Diagnostic Errors

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The Institute of Medicine (IOM), known for its landmark research on medical errors and gaps in care quality, has turned its attention to the diagnostic process. As part of Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare, a new report released by IOM on Sept....

New Operating Rules Approved for HIPAA Health Data Exchange

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Focusing on infrastructure requirements for health data exchange, CAQH CORE announced approval on Sept. 23 of a new package of operating rules for electronic healthcare claims, prior authorization, premium payments and health plan enrollment/...

Can Health Information Exchange Efforts be Sustained?

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Health information exchange efforts continue to unfold across the nation, but serious questions remain about their financial sustainability now that they now longer receive funding from the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program. Researchers...

How Patients Factor in the Health Data Exchange Equation

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While much of the discussion around health data exchange focuses on compatibility between hospital IT systems or among multiple providers, it’s often overlooked that patients can greatly benefit from access to information contained in EHRs....

Mobile Device Integration Vital to Mainstream App Acceptance

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A variety of metrics show growing acceptance of and appreciation for mHealth apps, but a major barrier to further progress is mobile device integration with EHR systems so that data can more readily be used to improve clinical decision making...

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