Sustainability

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

Maine Event: Dev Culver Leads HealthInfoNet into Groundbreaking Innovation

May 6, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Dev Culver, executive director of Maine’s statewide HIE, HealthInfoNet, is helping to lead his organization into uncharted territory, with a first-ever statewide, clinical data-facilitated patient event notification system

“HIE is Dead, Long Live HIE.”

May 2, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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At one point during the health information exchange (HIE) panel at this year’s Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit in San Francisco, I wanted to get up and ask the four panelists if there was anything positive they had to say about HIEs.

Creating HIE Sustainability in New Hampshire

April 30, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Across healthcare, success in creating a sustainable HIE has been spotty at best. At the New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO), leaders explain how the “keeping it simple” mentality has been the driving force for an influential HIE that will be...

Health Information Exchange: Moving Forward or Stuck in Neutral?

April 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Some healthcare leaders point to potential barriers to long-term stability and sustainability of HIE, and are questioning whether the sector is going through normal growing pains or encountering systemic problems.

For Many States, Medicaid Now Driving HIE Agenda

April 3, 2014     David Raths
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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...

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

March 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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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
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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...

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

March 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
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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
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