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NATE, CommonWell Partner to Promote Data Interoperability

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Major industry leaders, the CommonWell Health Alliance and the National Association for Trusted Exchange, have partnered to boost health data interoperability, according to a public announcement. Both organizations have signed a pledge to join...

SHIN-NY HIE Successfully Implements Patient Record Lookup

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SHIN-NY, the Statewide Health Information Network for New York, has released its first-ever newsletter update, detailing its progress with the HIE’s patient record lookup projects. According to Patrick Roohan, the author of the newsletter...

Maine HIE Adds Practices to Massive Health Information Exchange

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HealthInfoNet, a Maine-based health information exchange, has recently added several healthcare practices to its data repository, helping to expand care coordination across the state. According to a public statement from HealthInfoNet, these...

Texas Health Information Exchange Receives EHNAC Accreditation

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A Texas health information exchange has received accreditation from the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP), recognizing its exemplary handling of PHI when exchanging health data across disparate technologies. The...

Healthcare Pros Focus on Patient-Centered Interoperability

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Health information exchange and interoperability will play significant roles in boosting patient-centered care, say speakers at the 13th Annual World Health Care Conference, a press release explains. In a pre-conference workshop, “The Demand...

Are EHR Vendors Culpable for Lacking HIE, Interoperability?

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A total of 57 percent of healthcare professionals blame slow interoperability uptake on EHR vendors and health data blocking, according to a recent Black Book survey. Another 20 percent blame it on insufficient interoperability monitoring efforts...

PA Health Information Exchange Adds New Member HIOs

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Pennsylvania’s state health information exchange (HIE) has added a member health information organization (HIO), Mount Nittany Exchange (MNX), according to a public statement. MNX joins several other health information organizations in...

Small Number of States Successful with State-Led HIE Use

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A recent evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program found that national HIE use score increased from 36 percent in 2010 to 79 percent in 2014, but this figured was impacted by a small number of states...

Updates on Health IT Interoperability Progress from CMS, ONC

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As the healthcare industry continues to prioritize interoperability and health information exchange between systems, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have initiated...

Post-Acute Health Information Exchange Services On the Way

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CommonWell Health Alliance will begin offering its health information exchange services for post-acute facilities in the first quarter of 2016, the not-for-profit trade association announced on Feb. 24. Three health IT vendors — Brightree,...

Consumer Group Calls on HHS to Improve Health Data Sharing

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Consumer advocacy association Clear Choices reached out this week to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with recommendations to improve healthcare transparency through publicly shared data. Part of the solution lies in applying...

Sequoia and CommonWell: Paths to Health IT Interoperability

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The Sequoia Project and the CommonWell Health Alliance travel on separate tracks, but move in the same direction — facilitating and inspiring progress toward nationwide health data exchange and health IT interoperability. Their respective...

CommonWell Adds 7 Members to Health Data Exchange Effort

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Six health IT companies and a major trade association — eClinicalWorks, ImageTrend, lifeIMAGE, Mana Health, MediPortal, Modernizing Medicine and HIMSS — have joined the non-profit CommonWell Health Alliance in its effort...

Changes Loom for Pennsylvania Health Information Exchange

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The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority, which provides strategic direction for health information exchange and related health IT efforts in the state, may have to weather both operational and leadership changes in coming months. First,...

ONC Clarifies Health IT Interoperability Under HIPAA

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Many providers believe that HIPAA restrictions prevent them from moving protected health information (PHI) in certain patient care situation. However, that’s a common misconception potentially hindering health IT interoperability when,...

Oncology Big Data Initiative Fortifies Leadership Team

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Three C-level executives have joined CancerLinQ to help the subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) expand its goal of analyzing data from the electronic health records of millions of cancer patients to uncover patterns...

PMI Will Weave EHR and Patient-Generated Health Data

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The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), backed by $215 million in allocations from the 2016 federal budget, will combine massive amounts of patient-generated health data and information drawn from electronic health records toward the ultimate...

When Health Information Exchange Fails, Providers Often Pay

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Breakdowns in health information exchange — whether through face-to-face interactions, phone conversations or transactions sourced from electronic medical records — often lead to medical errors and subsequent patient harm. In fact,...

THR Joins Health Information Exchange’s Northward Expansion

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Texas’ decentralized state model for health information exchange is consolidating on several fronts. This trend most recently surfaced with the Jan. 27 announcement that Texas Health Resources (THR), a 25-hospital health system based in...

Office-Based Docs Lag in Outward Health Information Exchange

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While office-based physicians are making progress in adopting certified electronic health records (EHR) systems, only about a third electronically shared patient health information with external providers in 2014, according to a new data brief...

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