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

April 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Epic Tops Best in KLAS for Sixth Straight Year

January 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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