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Epic Tops Best in KLAS for Sixth Straight Year

January 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Software and Services report, released today by Orem, Utah-based KLAS, named the top-performing companies within various market segments based on customer feedback, and once again Epic earned the ranking of number-one Overall Software...

Athenahealth, Epic and Other EHR Vendors Adopt Carequality Interoperability Framework

January 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Five major health IT vendors – athenahealth, Epic, eClinicalWorks, NextGen Healthcare and Surescripts – have signed on to be the first to implement Carequality’s framework for interoperability and data sharing principles, the organization announced Thursday.

Study: Use of Health Information Exchange Reduces Repeat Imaging Costs

January 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Providers who access patient records through an electronic health information exchange (HIE) order fewer repeat X-rays, ultrasounds and other imaging tests, resulting in cost savings, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of...

Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness Calls for Changes to Substance Abuse Privacy Laws

December 23, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Privacy protections for alcohol and drug abuse patient records need to be changed to be in harmony with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and to enable better coordinated care, according to a paper released this week...

Filling in the Gaps: Connecting Behavioral Health Data and Primary Care

December 22, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Two health information exchanges (HIEs) in Colorado working on behavioral health data integration projects shared the challenges and their initial progress during a recent webinar.

Report: Beacon Community Programs Show Mixed Progress on Health IT Use, Quality Measures

December 18, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Beacon Community Programs had “mixed progress” on health information technology (IT) use and quality measures during the past four years, according to a new report from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) presented to the Office of the National...

HIT Policy Committee Recommends HIE-Sensitive Measures, Incentives to Accelerate Interoperability Progress

December 17, 2015  |  Heather Landi
In order to overcome barriers to interoperability, there need to be meaningful measures and incentives specific to health information exchange (HIE) and health outcomes, according to a Health Information Technology Policy Committee report sent to Congress this...

At iHT2-Houston, Industry Leaders Agree on Interoperability’s Rough Ride

December 8, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Of all the complex journeys in today’s healthcare, one of the most complex is that towards data and IT inoperability, healthcare IT leaders on an iHT2-Houston panel agreed, during a panel discussion on Tuesday

ARRA/MU Stage 3: Imaging Implications

October 14, 2015  |  Joe Marion
Application providers and healthcare providers need to think creatively in terms of achieving ARRA/MU Stage 3 objectives, especially when it comes to imaging.

At iHT2 New York, NYU Medical Center Shares How Private HIE Improves Care Coordination

October 1, 2015  |  Heather Landi
For NYU Langone Medical Center, a private health information exchange (HIE) is helping to improve care coordination across New York City, according to Frat Iqbal, senior information manager at NYU Langone Medical Center, who spoke Wednesday during the iHT2 New...

At iHT2-Denver, Discussion of HIE Turns to Cultural and Business Issues

July 21, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Denver, discussion of health information exchange inevitably turned to the cultural, strategic, and business issues around data exchange

Debe Gash’s Midwestern Common Sense and the Ubiquity of Images

July 19, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
The success of the cloud-based information exchange for diagnostic images at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City shows that HIE with a vision grounded in reality can work wonderfully well


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