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At iHT2-Denver, Discussion of HIE Turns to Cultural and Business Issues

July 21, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
At the Health IT Summit in Denver, discussion of health information exchange inevitably turned to the cultural, strategic, and business issues around data exchange

A Change in Mindset: Thinking of HIE as a Utility

July 9, 2015  |  David Raths
Although health information exchanges struggle with getting providers to add cumbersome query capabilities into their workflow, many are finding success by providing a suite of other services that become invaluable to hospitals, physician practices and...

HIEs Becoming More Central to Analytics Efforts

June 25, 2015  |  David Raths
With accountable care organizations eager to gather data about their patients from across regions, health information exchanges find themselves becoming more popular and offering up analytics services as well.

Connecting Social Services Data and Teams in Southern Oregon

June 15, 2015  |  David Raths
Some families in Southern Oregon are involved with 13 different social service organizations and clinical providers that don't talk to each other or share data. The Community Connected (C2) Network is being set up bring those agencies together.

When Doctors Quit

May 30, 2015  |  Joe Bormel
Intrigued by The Washington Post Opinion piece entitled, “Why doctors quit,” by Charles Krauthammer, I began asking what this means for Health and Healthcare Informatics. I realized that we need more clarity about what physicians actually do, if we are going to...

Beacon Partners’ Bruce Eckert on the Proposed Stage 3 Rule for Meaningful Use—and Beyond

April 14, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Beacon Partners national practice director Bruce Eckert shares his perspectives on meaningful use, PHRs, and our data-driven future

What’s the Best Foundation for a Health Information Exchange? How About a Practical One?

April 4, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
In his interview with me last month, David Watson of Cal INDEX, the statewide HIE established last month in California, addressed some concerns that really speak to core sustainability issues for statewide HIEs

Forward March: Cal INDEX’s CEO David Watson Sees Opportunities Ahead

March 31, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Despite past challenges to HIE sustainability in California, Cal INDEX’s CEO David Watson sees real opportunity—and sustainability—ahead

Rocky Mountain High: How CORHIO is Changing the HIE Narrative (Part 1 of 2)

March 11, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
When it comes to health information exchange, there is no shortage of naysayers nationwide. But in Colorado, HIE success has been evident. In a two-part interview, CORHIO’s CEO digs deeper into the state’s success with data exchange as well as some of the...

State and Regional HIE Sustainability: One Consultant’s View

March 10, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Greg McGovern, a former health system CTO and now a director at Aspen Advisors, shares his perspectives on what is making some statewide and regional HIEs sustainable—and others not

What Dev Culver Knows: The Secret of HIE Sustainability

February 18, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
What the executive director of Maine’s HealthInfoNet knows—as do his counterparts in Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado—is how to provide practical value to stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum

Maine’s HealthInfoNet: Secrets of Sustainability

February 16, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
At a time when the broad survival of health information exchanges, especially statewide HIEs, is in question, Dev Culver and his colleagues at Maine’s HealthInfoNet have unlocked the keys to sustainability


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