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Maine’s VA Facilities Gain Access to HealthInfoNet

August 18, 2015   |  David Raths
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HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide health information exchange, announced that it has become the first HIE in the nation to provide “viewing access” to Veterans Affairs clinicians.

At iHT2-Denver, Discussion of HIE Turns to Cultural and Business Issues

July 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Denver, discussion of health information exchange inevitably turned to the cultural, strategic, and business issues around data exchange

A Change in Mindset: Thinking of HIE as a Utility

July 9, 2015   |  David Raths
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Although health information exchanges struggle with getting providers to add cumbersome query capabilities into their workflow, many are finding success by providing a suite of other services that become invaluable to hospitals, physician practices and...

HIEs Becoming More Central to Analytics Efforts

June 25, 2015   |  David Raths
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With accountable care organizations eager to gather data about their patients from across regions, health information exchanges find themselves becoming more popular and offering up analytics services as well.

Reflecting on the Clash of Incentives Around “Information-Blocking” in the Push Towards the New Healthcare

May 27, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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A recent blog by Julia Adler-Milstein in Health Affairs online serves as reminder of the clash of incentives in U.S. healthcare right now over how, or indeed even whether, to share data and information for the common good

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations

A Strive Towards “Meaningful” Data Exchange in the Midwest

April 28, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although the successful exchange of health data has been a struggle in most U.S. regions, a commitment to the free flowing of information on a patient’s history—regardless of what local healthcare facility they have been at—has helped spur health information...

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
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