The Health Information Exchange of Kalispell, Mont. (HIEM) has selected Nashville-based Informatics Corporation of America’s A3Align solution to consolidate patient data from different treatment settings into a single-source solution to meet both enterprise and community needs.
The HIEM is comprised of six hospitals and 25 clinics, including the Northwest Healthcare system, covering 45,000 square miles in western Montana.
In the initial phase of the agreement, ICA says it will aggregate patient information from disparate systems (including Meditech, Iatric Systems, SoftMed, MIDAS+, ImageNow, eClinicalWorks, ChartBuilder, and FileMaker) into a single, Web-based solution.
Officials from Carequality have stated that there are now more than 150,000 clinicians across 11,000 clinics and 500 hospitals live on its network. These participants are also able to share health data records with one another, regardless of technology vendor.
While stolen financial data still has a higher market value than stolen medical records, as financial data can be monetized faster, there are indications that there is ongoing development of a market for stolen medical data, according to an Intel Security McAfee Labs report.
A phishing scam at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. has potentially exposed the personal data of 13,000 patients, according to a privacy statement from the patient care organization and a report from MassLive.
In an update, DirectTrust reported significant growth in Direct exchange of health information and the number of trusted Direct addressed enabled to share personal health information (PHI) in the third quarter of 2016.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.