Unity Finds Harmony in a Private HIE Infrastructure

March 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
With four different EHR systems that couldn’t speak to each other, Unity Health System in Rochester, N.Y. needed to create a longitudinal view of the patient’s record. Instead of “rip and replace” it created an integrated health information exchange (HIE) that...

Moving Forward on Image-Sharing in Colorado—CORHIO’s New Thrust

March 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has been moving forward on numerous fronts, including with regard to building a statewide platform for diagnostic image-sharing

Rapid Growth of HIE Market Forecast

March 10, 2014     John DeGaspari
The global health information exchange (HIE) market is projected to reach $878 million in 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5 percent from 2013.

KLAS: HIE Solutions See Drop in Provider Satisfaction

March 5, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Overall provider satisfaction with health information exchange (HIE) solutions has dropped an average of 8 percent since last year as provider demands have outpaced vendor delivery, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.

A Hospital Embraces Accountable Care

February 27, 2014     John DeGaspari
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a 617-bed facility in Hartford and part of St. Francis Care, an integrated healthcare delivery system in central Connecticut, believes embracing ambitious projects. The hospital became an accountable care organization (...

Top Ten Tech Trends: Perfect Storm

February 21, 2014     John DeGaspari
There’s a storm brewing in the healthcare security and privacy arena that will stretch the resources of even the most nimble healthcare provider organizations, as they face challenges on multiple fronts. On the policy side, providers will face steeper fines...

California Community Clinic HIE Adoption Reaches 47 Percent

January 28, 2014     David Raths
Forty-seven percent of primary care-focused community clinics in California participate in health information exchange, according to a recent survey by California Health eQuality (CHeQ), the organization tasked with promoting coordinated care through HIE in...

Can Asset Library Speed HIE Development?

November 12, 2013     David Raths
Developing interfaces is expensive and time-consuming for health information exchanges. The Open Library of HIE is seeking to create an online ecosystem that will allow the creators of HIE-related assets to share their efforts. Although a primary focus is...

A Physician IPA-Developed HIE in Massachusetts: Moving Forward on a Journey

October 18, 2013     Mark Hagland
At the Newburyport-based Whittier IPA, a 200-physician organization caring for patients in the northeastern corner of Massachusetts, Joe Heyman, M.D., the organization’s CMIO, is helping to lead the ongoing development of a totally physician-created and –...

HIEs Find Niche as Accountable Care Platforms

October 17, 2013     David Raths
After struggling for many years to find sustainable roles in the health care system, health information exchanges, both public and private, seem to be a natural fit for the world of accountable care. Where care coordination is essential, HIEs bring disparate...

Texas to Accredit HIEs Through New Partnership

October 16, 2013     Rajiv Leventhal
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA) have announced a partnership to develop a state accreditation program for public and private health...