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How to Bring Health Information Exchange to Post-Acute Care

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Incentive programs such as meaningful use have led to increased implementation of health information technology and use of health information exchange (HIE). However, certain segments of the care continuum with an important role to play in healthcare...

What Payers Consider Ideal for Health Information Exchange

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Despite a prevailing notion that payers ought to play an active role in health information exchange, the general approach to developing HIEs across the United States fails to provide these organizations with valuable use cases, according to a...

Audit of Illinois Health Information Exchange Finds Faults

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A state audit of the Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE) has found material weakness in the organization's internal controls over the first few months of its existence. The report from the Auditor General of the State of Illinois...

Texas Bill Sets Health Information Exchange, Interoperability Goals

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Public health agencies in Texas have close to two months to prepare for meeting requirements for standards-based health information exchange and interoperability with the enactment of a new piece of state legislation. Dubbed "Ken's Bill"...

Health Data Exchange, Standardization Lacking in Chronic Care

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The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) has made several recommendations to Congress to ensure that policies intended to support chronic care in fact do so, ranging from incentives for investing in and adopting care management tools to...

The Sequoia Project Not New to Health IT Interoperability

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The phrase health information exchange has a history of causing confusion. On one hand, nearly every state has an HIE, an organization responsible for health data sharing. On the other hand, there is the actually process of exchanging health...

Providers Still Facing Health Information Exchange Barriers

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A survey of healthcare providers in six states highlights a multitude of technical, financial, and regulatory challenges affecting their ability to participate in health information exchange. Incentives tied to meeting meaningful use requirements...

PA Support for Health Data Exchange, Meaningful Use Continues

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The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority continues to support health information exchange across the Keystone State with the award of more than $674K to two organizations enabling the exchange of health data between healthcare providers...

What Does Open Mean in the Context of EHR Interoperability?

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A learning health system is not possible without conformance to five EHR interoperability use cases by healthcare providers and health IT developers, claims the authors of an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics...

Mass. Grant Program to Incent Health Information Exchange

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A new grant program looks to incentivize health information exchange for the purpose of improving care coordination in Massachusetts. Last week, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI), launched the Connected Communities Implementation...

AHA Seeks Finalization of EHR Meaningful Use Modifications

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On the heels of calling for changes to proposed 2015 Edition health IT certification requirements, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is asking another federal agency to move more swiftly in finalizing modifications to the EHR Incentive...

Are Health IT Standards, APIs Too Immature for Stage 3?

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Both the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) are critical of proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements that rely on emerging health IT standards and application programming...

Is a Culture Change Critical for Health IT Interoperability?

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One step necessary for advancing health IT interoperability is the development and implementation of health IT standards. Another is removing health data governance policies that are responsible for health information blocking. "While not...

Unlocking EHR Systems, Advancing Health IT Interoperability

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The varying interpretation of health IT standards and specifications has contributed to a lack of health IT interoperability, but its effect on health data exchange may pale in comparison to how different definitions of open EHR technology has...

Health Data Exchange Boosted by HIE Changes in Calif., Texas

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Recent health information exchange (HIE) developments in California and Texas should lead to significant improvements in health data exchange for healthcare providers and patients. Earlier this week, Jim Landers of The Dallas Morning News reported...

Conn. Weighs Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Bill

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Health data exchange and interoperability are the focal point of a proposed bill making its way through the Connecticut General Assembly and recently two of its backers have attempted to generate dialogue about to need for statewide health information...

VA CIO Nominee Emphasizes Health Data Interoperability

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President Barack Obama's nominee for the vacant chief information officer position for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided insight about achieving healthcare interoperability between the federal agency and the Department of Defense...

Why Healthcare Interoperability Isn’t a Technical Challenge

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Although health IT standards and their implementation play an important role in health data exchange, these technical aspects are unlikely to be the reason that advancements in healthcare interoperability are not made. Time and time again during...

Testing, Certification to Drive Healthcare Interoperability

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As EHR use moves from health data collection to exchange, it must now include the ability to send and receive electronic clinical information in an efficient and effective way and do so in concert with other health IT systems and services. Over...

How Healthcare Interoperability, Data Exchange Move Forward

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CHICAGO — Healthcare interoperability and health data exchange have entered a new phase at HIMSS15, one that is characterized by action and use cases in the here and now rather than in a more distant future. One such example is the progress...

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