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Reflecting on the Clash of Incentives Around “Information-Blocking” in the Push Towards the New Healthcare

May 27, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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A recent blog by Julia Adler-Milstein in Health Affairs online serves as reminder of the clash of incentives in U.S. healthcare right now over how, or indeed even whether, to share data and information for the common good

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations

The Pain (and Gain) of Building a Private HIE in NYC

April 24, 2015   |  David Raths
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NYU Langone Medical Center has been working to build a private health information exchange to link 200 practices and 1,900 clinicians using 26 different EHRs as the state and country work toward building larger exchanges.

What’s the Best Foundation for a Health Information Exchange? How About a Practical One?

April 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In his interview with me last month, David Watson of Cal INDEX, the statewide HIE established last month in California, addressed some concerns that really speak to core sustainability issues for statewide HIEs

Forward March: Cal INDEX’s CEO David Watson Sees Opportunities Ahead

March 31, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Despite past challenges to HIE sustainability in California, Cal INDEX’s CEO David Watson sees real opportunity—and sustainability—ahead

State and Regional HIE Sustainability: One Consultant’s View

March 10, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Greg McGovern, a former health system CTO and now a director at Aspen Advisors, shares his perspectives on what is making some statewide and regional HIEs sustainable—and others not

What Dev Culver Knows: The Secret of HIE Sustainability

February 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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What the executive director of Maine’s HealthInfoNet knows—as do his counterparts in Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado—is how to provide practical value to stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum

The Interoperability Blues

February 17, 2015   |  David Raths
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Interoperability is the buzzword du jour. It is the focus of almost every 2015 conference, white paper, road map, etc. That is why I believe it is important to get reminders from chief information officers and physician leaders themselves of what the actual pain...

Maine’s HealthInfoNet: Secrets of Sustainability

February 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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At a time when the broad survival of health information exchanges, especially statewide HIEs, is in question, Dev Culver and his colleagues at Maine’s HealthInfoNet have unlocked the keys to sustainability

Six Pennsylvania HIOs to Join Statewide Exchange in 2015

February 11, 2015   |  David Raths
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A recent survey of six health information organizations in Pennsylvania highlights areas of operational progress and those that still need work, including harmonizing patient consent and creating a process to allow patients to dispute data included in their...

Do You See Your Health IT Platform Becoming an Open Ecosystem?

February 6, 2015   |  David Raths
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Many CIOs are supportive of the public API approach and are starting to see their health system IT environment as more of an open ecosystem that could take advantage of web services and less of a walled garden where they own and control everything.

Live From eHealth Initiative: Why You Should Care About Patient-Matching Algorithms

February 4, 2015   |  David Raths
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How important is accurate patient matching to the interoperability of health data? Here’s the problem in a nutshell: In Texas, the Harris County Hospital District’s database has medical records on almost 2,500 people named Maria Garcia and 231 of them have the...
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