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What If Your Business Associate Went Out of Business Suddenly?

May 3, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
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!

HIE’s Role in the Exchange of Poisoning Information

April 28, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
The Utah Health Information Network will be the hub for bidirectional data flow between emergency departments and poison control centers.

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

April 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
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
article
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

Michigan HIE Expands Access to Advanced Directives

April 14, 2016  |  David Raths
article
April 16 has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Day to educate and empower healthcare providers and the public about the importance of advance care planning. There is a key role for health information exchanges to play.

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
news
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.

AMIA Calls SAMHSA's 42 CFR Part 2 Revision Insufficient

April 7, 2016  |  David Raths
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SAMHSA is seeking to update regulations to address the need to share data about patients with substance use disorders, but AMIA claims the proposed rule takes "one step forward, but two steps back."

When It Comes to Interoperability, Everyone’s Agreed: There’s No Silver Bullet

April 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
Interoperability and health information exchange were topics of intense interest on Tuesday at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco

Report: State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program Has Produced Some Successes, Yet Challenges to HIE Development Continue

March 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Federal efforts to promote state health information exchanges has resulted in some gains, yet adoption and use varies heavily by state and many opportunities to expand remain, according to a recent report commissioned by ONC.

Camden Coalition to Set Up National Center to Focus on Complex Patients

March 8, 2016  |  David Raths
article
The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers plans to establish a national center to improve care for high-need patients who experience poor outcomes despite extreme patterns of hospitalizations or emergency care.

Community Care of N.C. Wins Hearst Prize for Excellence in Population Health

March 8, 2016  |  David Raths
article
Community Care of North Carolina was named the first winner of the Hearst Health Prize, a $100,000 award given in recognition of outstanding achievement in protecting or improving health.

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