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Providers Not Demanding Health Data Exchange from Vendors


Despite the importance placed on healthcare interoperability and health data exchange by federal officials, a majority of healthcare organizations and providers are not demanding these capabilities from their health IT vendors. This is one of...

Health Information Exchanges Form National Trade Association


Close to a score of organizations has come together to form a national trade association to support health information exchange (HIEs) and the exchange of health data. The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) has 19 founding...

New York Approves $45M for Statewide Health Data Exchange


Health information exchange in New York is set to receive a sizeable amount of financial support as part of the state's budget over the next year. This week, the New York State Legislature voted in favor of a fiscal year 2015-2016 budget...

How Interoperability Drove Magruder Hospital to CommonWell


A small critical access hospital in Ohio might not be an obvious candidate for far-reaching health data exchange, but that is just the case for Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton which just signed on with CommonWell Health Alliance to use the...

Health Information Exchange Advances in Texas, Georgia


The future of some health information exchanges are in doubt, but health data exchange continues to make inroads in Georgia and Texas following two recent announcements by the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) and Greater Houston Healthconnect....

First CommonWell Executive Director Talks Interoperability


The approach of HIMSS15 means that CommonWell Health Alliance, the consortium founded by health IT developers, is preparing to celebrate another year of existence. The timing may be only a coincidence, but the organization has finally named its...

Why Epic Systems Isn’t Part of CommonWell for Data Exchange


Besides making public the cost of enabling interoperability and data exchange charged by Epic Systems, this week's hearing on EHR and health IT adoption held by Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions also revealed the reasons...

Will HIEs Play a Role in the Future of Interoperability?


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology invested significantly in the development of health information exchanges (HIE) to support data exchange between healthcare organizations and providers. However, the end...

Blue Button Aids in Health Data Exchange with Patients


As government officials and industry stakeholders debate the best pathway forward for enabling true interoperability, healthcare providers and payers have made progress toward enabling patients to use health data exchange tools to access their...

What Slowed Progress of Health Data Exchange in 2014?


Of the four key areas of focus identified in a 2013 health data exchange report and roadmap published by Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation has found that two failed to...


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