Sustainability

Regional Health Information Exchanges Form National Organization

December 15, 2014     David Raths
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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.

The One Thing We Do Know About HIEs

December 10, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In an era when results are demanded quickly, many have deemed HIEs a failure. But as a recent RAND study confirms, it’s too early to make any definitive claims.

RAND Study: HIEs Have Not Been Evaluated Enough to Determine Benefits

December 2, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A lack of evaluation of the more than 100 health information exchanges across the U.S. has made it difficult to determine the benefits of HIE, according to a recent review from research organization RAND Corporation.

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

November 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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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.

Building Your HIE as a Business: Yea or Nay?

November 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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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
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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...

Survey: HIEs Still Struggling With EHR Interfaces

October 8, 2014     David Raths
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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...

What Caused the Fall of the Nevada HIE?

September 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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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.

Connecting the Entire Healthcare Community: The Old North State Shows New HIE Growth

July 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In 2009, the groundwork was laid for North Carolina’s HIE to get built. Five years later, the organization’s growth has been significant, now with nearly 800 ambulatory sites and 33 hospitals connected. NC HIE’s president explains how it happened.

Sutter Health Goes Next-Level With Data Exchange

July 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Just recently, the Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health announced the launch of a fully-integrated health information exchange (HIE) system. The organization’s CMIO explains how it happened and what’s ahead.

HealthShare Exchange: Pushing the Envelope on HIE in Southeastern Pennsylvania

June 2, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Martin Lupinetti is leading the advance of an HIE at is bringing numerous parties together to share clinical data in order to improve patient care

Can HIE Support Value-Based Care Under Federated Models of Data Governance?

May 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
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When it comes to value-based care and population health management in the context of HIE, it turns out that federated HIE models with non-standardized data inputs simply don’t deliver when it comes to leveraging HIE for data analytics
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