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...

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...

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

Micky Tripathi: Don’t Believe the Naysayers—HIE Is Flourishing

February 26, 2014     Mark Hagland
On Monday, Feb. 24, HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland caught up with Micky Tripathi, Ph.D, founding president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. As always, Tripathi was more than willing to be an iconoclast, when it comes to the current...

State HIE Organizations Shift Gears as ONC Funding Dries Up

February 12, 2014     David Raths
From Pennsylvania to California, state-designated entities are handing off responsibilities to HIE associations and seeking new sources of funding for uncompleted projects.

Micky Tripathi Explains the Second Phase of Mass HIway

February 4, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The venerable Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), sits down with Healthcare Informatics’ Senior Editor, Gabriel Perna, to discuss the second phase of the Massachusetts health information exchange (HIE), the Mass HIway and...

Survey Paints Grim Picture for HIE Sustainability

January 28, 2014     Gabriel Perna
A recent Black Book survey revealed that payers are rejecting health information exchanges (HIEs), a fact that ultimately means many public HIEs face serious problems of sustainability once public grant funding dries up.

Governance and Consent: Thinking About the Practical Challenges in HIE

January 28, 2014     Mark Hagland
It was fascinating to be able to listen to the discussion as health information exchange leaders shared their perspectives on governance in HIE, during the Health IT Summit that was held last week in San Diego.

Four Factors Shape WEDI’s HIT Roadmap

December 6, 2013     Gabriel Perna
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Foundation, a Reston, Va.-based nonprofit focused on healthcare information exchange (HIE), has released a four-pronged health IT roadmap.

HIE, ACO Partners Both Have Rural Focus

November 14, 2013     David Raths
NRACO is forming a national network of rural healthcare providers that hope to benefit collectively from the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Inland Empire is providing the members HIE services as well as quality reporting capabilities.

Can Asset Library Speed HIE Development?

November 12, 2013     David Raths
Developing interfaces is expensive and time-consuming for health information exchanges. The Open Library of HIE is seeking to create an online ecosystem that will allow the creators of HIE-related assets to share their efforts. Although a primary focus is...
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