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California Behavioral Health System Takes on EHR Integration

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Behavioral health clinicians and primary care physicians in Los Angeles County will be able to securely share authorized client and patient data in real time through a new EHR integration initiative. The Los Angeles County Department of Mental...

ASCO Calls Out EHR Interoperability as Barrier to CancerLinQ

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An evolving health IT platform that leverages big data analytics to help oncologists deliver higher quality care to cancer patients will need to skirt current barriers in EHR interoperability. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)...

ACOs Still Battling Health Data Exchange Difficulties

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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) face stiff health data exchange challenges, according to results of the 2015 ACO Survey released this week by the eHealth Initiative (eHI) and Premier. Nearly four-fifths of the 69 responding ACOs reported...

Pervasive Healthcare Interoperability Comes into View

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Organizations have come a long way toward achieving their healthcare interoperability goals — from the point-to-point interfaces of the early 1980s through the rise of health information exchanges to the emerging application of FHIR protocols....

Interoperable Home Health Technology Poised for Explosive Growth

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Projections call for the home health technology market to quadruple in size by the end of the decade. Growth factors will fuse as consumers increasingly use interoperable devices, services and apps for medical, health or wellness purposes outside...

Magnetic Signals Show Promise for Wireless Information Exchange

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If a new wireless communication system develops to its potential in coming years, physicians would be able to tap into information exchange within full-body monitoring networks to gather health data about patients. The technique works by sending...

ONC Stakes Out Mileposts Along Interoperability Roadmap

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has added detail to its vision for nationwide interoperability. An infographic published by the agency explains how health IT will be used over the coming decade to “share electronic...

Greenway, eHealth Exchange Lead HIE Project in Oregon

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The nationwide eHealth Exchange is connecting patient data across EHR vendor lines with a pioneering large-scale HIE project in Portland, Oregon.  Greenway Health has partnered with Premise Health, Kaiser Permanente, Intel Corporation, and...

CommonWell Brings Interoperability Services to NW Providers

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The CommonWell Health Alliance is making good on its promises to provide health data interoperability capabilities to providers across the nation.  Five healthcare organizations in the Pacific Northwest have inked agreements to use CommonWell’s...

ONC Says EHR Interoperability, HIE Reaches 40% of Hospitals

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Four in ten hospitals in the United States can now engage in some degree of meaningful health information exchange, according to the newest issue brief from the Office of the National Coordinator.  These hospitals can access electronic data...

How Can a National Patient Identifier Improve Interoperability?

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In a healthcare system that is growing more complex through the use of coordinated care, health information exchange (HIE) is becoming increasingly important because various members of a care team need easy access to a patient’s medical...

Five Ways to Boost Health Information Exchange in the ED

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Health information exchange that allows emergency department physicians to quickly access comprehensive patient histories is vital for maximizing the value and impact of emergency care, according to a new report published this week in the Annals...

NHHIO Receives ONC Grant for HIE, EHR Interoperability

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On August 4, the New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO) announced it has been accepted as part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Contributor for Health Information Technology (ONC)...

ONC Awards $38 Million to Improve Health IT Interoperability

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On July 28, 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded $38 million in grants, according to a press release. As a part of a goal to...

Four Revenue-Saving Use Cases for Health Information Exchange

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Health data interoperability and health information exchange are challenging prospects for the provider community.  While these principles are often expensive to implement and difficult to achieve, interoperability remains the goal of the...

NATE and MaRS Partner on Health Information Exchange

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The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) and MaRS Discovery District, located in Washington, DC, and Toronto, respectively, announced partnership to improve access to and use of healthcare data by patients. These improvements, according...

DirectTrust CEO Asks Congress to End Information Blocking

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According to a press release, David C. Kibbe, CEO and President of DirectTrust, called for Congress to take the necessary steps to overcome issues of impeded authorized health data sharing, otherwise known as “information blocking.”...

Great Lakes Health Connect Expands Health Information Exchange

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Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), a large regional health information exchange (HIE) in Michigan, has surpassed its goal of bringing 1000 medical practices online with its closed-loop referrals application, and will soon connect the same number...

Rule Aims at Health Information Exchange in Long-Term Care

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A Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) proposed rule to reform requirements for long-term care facilities in Medicare and Medicaid includes a provision to support increased health IT adoption, particularly in the use of health information...

Limited Health Information Exchange to Hinder Care Quality

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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...

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