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

January 26, 2015     Mark Hagland
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

High-Ranking Senator Seeks Overview of HIE Program

January 9, 2015     Gabriel Perna
A spokesperson for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) confirmed that the high-ranking politician will seek a review of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) State health information exchange (HIE) program.

What We Know About the “States” of HIE

January 9, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The ONC recently released a report on State HIE Program to determine how it did in establishing statewide data exchange across the country. What’d they find? Some progress, some challenges intact, and a whole mess of questions.

California HIE Comes Under Scrutiny from Consumer Watchdog Group

December 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
A consumer watchdog group is cautioning consumers in California to steer clear of the upstart Cal INDEX, a health information exchange (HIE) being set up by two payers.

Regional Health Information Exchanges Form National Organization

December 15, 2014     David Raths
As pubic health information exchanges seek to move from their initial grant funding to sustainable business models, a group of approximately 20 HIEs has formed a consortium to share best practices.

What Caused the Collapse of the Nevada HIE? (UPDATE: Infograph)

November 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
By a vote of four to two, the Nevada Health Information Exchange (NV-HIE) was ordered to its death in January of last year. As HIEs across the country struggle with sustainability, Healthcare Informatics looks at why this one failed.

Two Regional HIEs in N.Y. Merge Into One

November 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Two regional health information exchanges (HIEs) in New York have merged into a single, unified qualified entity called HealthlinkNY

Building Your HIE as a Business: Yea or Nay?

November 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Should the leader of an HIE run it as a business or a public utility? And how does the answer relate to the future of HIEs in a critical year for the concept? In case it wasn’t clear, the questions on HIE still seem to very much outnumber the answers.

Public vs. Private HIE (Part 4)

November 7, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Leading HIE executives share their thoughts at the HIE landscape and different operational models in a time of uncertainty for the industry. Part 4 is with Erick Maddox, HIT Manager at HealthInsight, which is a nonprofit organization that operates HealtHIE...

Federal HIT Committees OK Public API Recommendations to ONC

October 15, 2014     David Raths
An Oct. 15 joint Health IT Policy/Standards Committee meeting approved a set of task force recommendations that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services focus effort on a public API (application...

Survey: HIEs Still Struggling With EHR Interfaces

October 8, 2014     David Raths
The eHealth Initiative’s 11th annual data exchange survey found that, as in previous years, challenges to interoperability include financial costs of building interfaces, getting consistent and timely response from EHR vendor interface developers, and...

North Carolina HIEs Partner to Share Patient Health Records

September 29, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Two North Carolina health information exchanges (HIEs)—Carolinas HealthCare System CareConnect and Mission Health Connect—have agreed to share the health records of patients across the Carolinas.
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