NJ Launches Statewide HIE

April 11, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The New Jersey statewide health information exchange (HIE) launched this week, according to the New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd.

Providers Identify Workflow Challenges with Stage 2 Transitions of Care

April 8, 2014     David Raths
At Health IT Policy Committee listening sessions on Stage 2 transition-of-care requirements, providers and vendors identified health exchange ecosystem maturity levels and workflow changes as their biggest challenges.

For Many States, Medicaid Now Driving HIE Agenda

April 3, 2014     David Raths
As state-level health information exchanges shift gears from grant-funded to self-sustaining, many are finding that the needs of their state Medicaid agencies are driving their agendas. States that had built very lightweight state-level HIE services are...

Live From State HIT Summit: Beyond Meaningful Use — Policy Levers to Promote Interoperability

April 1, 2014     David Raths
Speaking at the State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore on April 1, Kelly Cronin, health reform coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, described how ONC and HHS plan to pull all available levers in working with state...

THSA’s Tony Gilman: HIE is the Cornerstone of Healthcare Transformation

March 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In preparation for a panel on health information exchange at the Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit in May, Tony Gilman, Texas Health Services Authority CEO, gives his thoughts on HIE developments in Texas and across the nation, as well as challenges and...

Arizona to Study Unique Patient Identifiers

March 21, 2014     David Raths
Like most states, Arizona is in a transition period in terms of health IT initiatives. It has made great progress in EHR adoption (80 percent) and has a statewide health information exchange with a sustainable business model that includes funding from both...

Unity Finds Harmony in a Private HIE Infrastructure

March 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
With four different EHR systems that couldn’t speak to each other, Unity Health System in Rochester, N.Y. needed to create a longitudinal view of the patient’s record. Instead of “rip and replace” it created an integrated health information exchange (HIE) that...

Moving Forward on Image-Sharing in Colorado—CORHIO’s New Thrust

March 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has been moving forward on numerous fronts, including with regard to building a statewide platform for diagnostic image-sharing

Texas HIE to Launch Patient Portal

March 13, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the health information exchange (HIE) in south central Texas, will be creating a patient portal. This makes it the first organization in Texas to give patients a comprehensive medical record across multiple organizations from...

HIE Effective in ED Care, Study Reveals

March 13, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Health information exchanges (HIEs) are valuable in the emergency department for providers, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College revealed in a recent study.

KLAS: HIE Solutions See Drop in Provider Satisfaction

March 5, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Overall provider satisfaction with health information exchange (HIE) solutions has dropped an average of 8 percent since last year as provider demands have outpaced vendor delivery, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.

16 HIOs Form Mid-States Consortium for Interstate Data Sharing

February 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Sixteen health information organizations (HIOs) throughout the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states formed a consortium that will aim to develop data exchange across regional and state lines.
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