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Florida’s Statewide HIE Forges Ahead on Many Fronts

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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For the past five years, the Florida Health Information Exchange has steadily grown, connecting more providers across the Sunshine State. Leaders of the Florida HIE are meeting the challenge of operating an HIE organization that is both sustainable and...

Vermont HIE Focuses on Data Quality to Power ACOs

February 7, 2016  |  David Raths
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The Vermont HIE, has made a concerted effort to improve data quality and to be a more valuable source of analytics data for the state’s three accountable care organizations.

Grant Funding to Support 10 Multi-Sector Data-Sharing Projects

January 29, 2016  |  David Raths
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Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has awarded 10 grants, totaling $2 million, to support projects that improve health through multi-sector data sharing collaborations.

Epic Tops Best in KLAS for Sixth Straight Year

January 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Software and Services report, released today by Orem, Utah-based KLAS, named the top-performing companies within various market segments based on customer feedback, and once again Epic earned the ranking of number-one Overall Software...

Athenahealth, Epic and Other EHR Vendors Adopt Carequality Interoperability Framework

January 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Five major health IT vendors – athenahealth, Epic, eClinicalWorks, NextGen Healthcare and Surescripts – have signed on to be the first to implement Carequality’s framework for interoperability and data sharing principles, the organization announced Thursday.

15 Communities Work to Share Electronic Health Data Across Sectors

January 21, 2016  |  David Raths
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AcademyHealth, a national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research, has chosen 15 U.S. communities to participate in the Community Health Peer (CHP) Learning Program, designed to expand the sharing and use of electronic health...

Oregon to Develop Quality Metrics Registry, Provider Directory, Common Credentialing

January 13, 2016  |  David Raths
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The State of Oregon is moving forward on three key projects designed to enhance health IT use and interoperability, according to the January 2016 newsletter of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA)’s Office of Health IT.

Study: Use of Health Information Exchange Reduces Repeat Imaging Costs

January 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Providers who access patient records through an electronic health information exchange (HIE) order fewer repeat X-rays, ultrasounds and other imaging tests, resulting in cost savings, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of...

Georgia Health Information Network Awards $1M in Grants to Accelerate Health IT Adoption

December 30, 2015  |  Heather Landi
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Georgia’s statewide health information exchange, the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), recently awarded $1 million in grants to its members to accelerate technology adoption and the electronic exchange of health information.

Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness Calls for Changes to Substance Abuse Privacy Laws

December 23, 2015  |  Heather Landi
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Privacy protections for alcohol and drug abuse patient records need to be changed to be in harmony with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and to enable better coordinated care, according to a paper released this week...

Filling in the Gaps: Connecting Behavioral Health Data and Primary Care

December 22, 2015  |  Heather Landi
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Two health information exchanges (HIEs) in Colorado working on behavioral health data integration projects shared the challenges and their initial progress during a recent webinar.

Report: Beacon Community Programs Show Mixed Progress on Health IT Use, Quality Measures

December 18, 2015  |  Heather Landi
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Beacon Community Programs had “mixed progress” on health information technology (IT) use and quality measures during the past four years, according to a new report from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) presented to the Office of the National...

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