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
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.
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.
Jeff Loughlin, executive director of the New Hampshire Health Information Organization, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the pubic HIE’s challenges and what’s new with the organization, now in its third year of operations.
In its latest annual report, Maine’s state HIE, HealthInfoNet, reports a 52 percent growth in the number of users accessing the system since 2014 and a 69 percent increase in the number of patients whose records have been viewed across the largely rural state.
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
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!
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
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