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At iHT2-Toronto, Delving Into the Complexity of Data Security Issues, at the Provider and Policy Levels

September 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Data security continues to ramp up as a key issue for healthcare IT leaders across Canada, a panel of industry experts agreed, during the first day of the Health IT Summit in Toronto

At the CHIME LEAD Forum-Toronto, A Strong Focus on Cybersecurity Challenges

September 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT leaders came together on Tuesday in Toronto, at the CHIME LEAD Forum-Toronto, to get into granular discussions of the cybersecurity challenges facing Canadian, U.S., and global healthcare

Healthix Strives to Enhance Patient Matching Within its HIE Platform

September 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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New York City-based Healthix, Inc., the largest public HIE in the country, is taking steps to improve accuracy and efficiency in identifying and linking patient records across its platform.

Ambulatory Clinic HIE Activity Declines, Minnesota Survey Finds

September 14, 2016  |  David Raths
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Despite all the successes when it comes to EHR adoption, e-prescribing, and clinical decision support, a Minnesota survey found HIE activity actually declining. What are the implications?

Southern California Health Centers Receive $1.5 Million HHS Grant to Improve Health IT Adoption

August 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Health Centers Partners of Southern California, a consortium of community health centers in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties, received a $1.5 million federal grant to improve patient care through the use of technology.

How One HIE Tackled the Challenge of Improving Patient Record Matching

August 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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San Diego Health Connect, a regional health information exchange, undertook a project to improve patient record matching in order to give providers a complete picture of a patient’s health record.

California to Pilot POLST Registry

August 7, 2016  |  David Raths
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With financial support from the California Health Care Foundation, two communities in the state will pilot a cloud-based electronic registry for Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).

Peeling the Layers of the Onion Around HIE Policy, with Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D.

August 1, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D., a co-author of two important articles on HIE that were published in Health Affairs, shares her perspectives on the challenges and opportunities ahead in that area

Statewide Health Information Network for New York Reaches Milestone of 40 Million Patient Records

July 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Ten months after the Statewide Health Information Network for New York launched its statewide patient record look up service, healthcare professionals can now access the records of more than 8.8 million patients who have given consent across the state.

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

July 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Does Blockchain Have a Future in Healthcare? My Interview with Gem CEO Micah Winkelspecht

July 9, 2016  |  David Raths
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Last week, when ONC and NIST announced a challenge soliciting white papers on the topic of the use of blockchain technology in healthcare, it got me interested in trying to understand the concept a little better.

Study Finds that Public HIE Efforts are Declining as Researchers Question Their Long-Term Viability

July 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The number of community and state health information exchange (HIE) efforts—either in operational or planning mode—is declining, leaving the viability of broad clinical data exchange uncertain, according to new research in the July issue of Health Affairs.

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