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Kansas Health Information Network Expands its Network across State Lines

October 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) has announced that it is expanding its horizons, and is now connected to Health Information Exchange Texas (HIETexas).

In MACRA Final Rule, Health IT’s Role Looms Large

October 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
With the release of the MACRA final rule last week, healthcare leaders quickly turned to look at the regulation’s many provisions that directly relate to the use of certified EHR technology and more broadly, health information technology.

KLAS: Interoperability among Different EMRs Nearly Non-Existent

October 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Only 6 percent of healthcare providers reported that information accessed from exchange partners on a different electronic medical record (EMR) is delivered in an effective way that facilitates improvement to patient care, according to KLAS’ Interoperability...

Diving into Healthcare’s Data Blocking Enigma

October 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A recent conversation with the notable Dr. Farzad Mostashari left me further pondering one of the core issues in health IT right now.

Farzad Mostashari: Some Hospitals Engaging in “Very Active Information Blocking”

October 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Farzad Mostashari recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal on a myriad of healthcare IT issues, including information blocking and drilling down on the results of ACOs to date.

Public-Private Health IT Partnership in Vermont Improving Care Coordination

September 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Six months since go-live on a patient notification technology platform in the state of Vermont, more than 400 provider sites across New England have been notified that their patients have been seen at Vermont hospitals.

Healthix Strives to Enhance Patient Matching Within its HIE Platform

September 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
New York City-based Healthix, Inc., the largest public HIE in the country, is taking steps to improve accuracy and efficiency in identifying and linking patient records across its platform.

In Briefing with Trade Press, Dr. Vindell Washington Affirms ONC’s Data Sharing Priorities

September 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
During a small gathering with health IT trade press on Sept. 19, Vindell Washington, M.D., newly-appointed National Coordinator for Health IT, reiterated the ONC's overarching goal to improve healthcare interoperability through a variety of initiatives.

Scottsdale Health Partners’ CMO Explains How His ACO Has Beaten MSSP Expectations

September 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Scottsdale Health Partners in Phoenix (now Innovation Care Partners) shares the innovations that he and his colleagues have employed to earn MSSP Program checks two years in a row

How One HIE Tackled the Challenge of Improving Patient Record Matching

August 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
San Diego Health Connect, a regional health information exchange, undertook a project to improve patient record matching in order to give providers a complete picture of a patient’s health record.

Health Data Now Being Exchanged via Carequality Interoperability Framework

August 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Providers who are using select major EHR vendors are now sharing health information with other providers using the Carequality Interoperability Framework, officials of the Washington, D.C.-based public-private collaborative under The Sequoia Project announced...

Pondering the DeSalvo Era at ONC—And the Healthcare IT Policy Challenges That Lie Ahead: An Analysis

August 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
As Karen DeSalvo, M.D. leaves the ONC, a kaleidoscopic array of policy and process issues faces her successor and the agency itself, at a time of tremendous change and challenge for healthcare IT and healthcare IT policy


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