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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

Longtime CIO Christian joins Indiana HIE

April 1, 2015   |  David Raths
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Charles Christian, longtime chief information officer at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., is joining the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), the nation’s largest HIE, as vice president of technology and engagement.

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

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...

Statewide-HIE Sustainability in Colorado: CORHIO’s Success Story

February 11, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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At a time when the broad survival of statewide HIEs is in real question, Brian Braun and his colleagues at Colorado’s CORHIO have an important story to share

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...

Ohio’s Statewide HIE: Success, Strategy, and Services

February 3, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Dan Paoletti, CEO of the Ohio Health Information Partnership, which runs CliniSync, Ohio’s statewide HIE, explains how his organization established the foundation for long-term sustainability—and what will be required in the future

Top Ten Tech Trends: "Survivor: Edition HIE"--Can Statewide HIEs Achieve Sustainability?

January 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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The answer is a qualified ‘yes,' statewide HIEs can achieve sustainability--but, say those in the know, it will take business realism and a strong dose of ingenuity
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