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Two New Health Affairs-Published Studies Provide Intriguing Insights Into HIEs' Current Struggles

July 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
Two studies of the health information exchange phenomenon, published as articles in this month’s Health Affairs, offer important insights on gaps, problems, and challenges facing HIE development going forward

Bay Area Hospitals Begin Sharing Data on Frequent ED Patients

July 3, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
Six hospitals in California’s East Bay have announced that they are partnering to improve care for frequent ED patients. With the implementation of the PreManage ED system, all six hospitals are now alerted when a frequent patient registers at any one of their...

University of Texas Hospitals Creating Clinical Data Network

July 3, 2016  |  David Raths
article
The University of Texas Board of Regents recently earmarked $12.4 million to create a UT System Clinical Data Network to connect patient data from six UT health institutions.

Department of Defense Health System Connects with Oklahoma HIE

July 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO) announced this week it is the first health information exchange (HIE) on Cerner technology to connect with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

AMIA’s Doug Fridsma: Time for the Feds to Truly Open Up Patient Records to Fully Interoperable Data Use

June 13, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Following his participation in the ONC annual meeting last week, Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of AMIA, spoke with HCI about the broad policy aims of his association at this moment in U.S. healthcare policy

What If Your Business Associate Went Out of Business Suddenly?

May 3, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
In the past when I heard consultants or corporate attorneys talk about the importance of crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s in business associate agreements, I sometimes thought they were overstating the case. No more!

Working with FHIR: Micky Tripathi’s Vision of Standards-Driven API Development in Healthcare

April 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, shared with me a nuanced, insightful view of the journey ahead on interoperability in healthcare—one that avoids the binary thinking so common in healthcare

At iHT2-Cleveland, Micky Tripathi Offers a Nuanced View of FHIR and Its Transformative Potential

April 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Industry-leading expert Micky Tripathi of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative shares his perspectives on the promise and pitfalls of leveraging the FHIR standard for application development going forward

Vermont Taps PatientPing for Information Sharing Among In-State Providers

April 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
As part of Vermont’s State Health Care Innovation Project, state officials announced the adoption of information sharing technology PatientPing across in-state providers with the aim of better coordinating health care delivery.

ONC Launches Website Highlighting Role of Health IT to Address Opioid Misuse and Abuse

April 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The federal government continues to actively respond to the growing opioid crisis, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) launched a new resource page highlighting health IT tools that are available to help care providers address the issue.

When It Comes to Interoperability, Everyone’s Agreed: There’s No Silver Bullet

April 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
Interoperability and health information exchange were topics of intense interest on Tuesday at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco

Crisis Care Support: The Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona Breaks New Ground

February 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Major strides forward in caring for the seriously mentally ill in crisis are being facilitated by new advances taking place at the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona, the first statewide behavioral HIE

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