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...
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
Ten months after the Statewide Health Information Network for New York launched its statewide patient record look up service, healthcare professionals can now access the records of more than 8.8 million patients who have given consent across the state.
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced more than $36 million in funding for 50 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) that will aim to greatly increase health IT support across the country.
Two studies of the health information exchange phenomenon, published as articles in this month’s Health Affairs, offer important insights on gaps, problems, and challenges facing HIE development going forward
The number of community and state health information exchange (HIE) efforts—either in operational or planning mode—is declining, leaving the viability of broad clinical data exchange uncertain, according to new research in the July issue of Health Affairs.
A recent article in VT Digger, an independent organization covering investigative news in the state, revealed a stimulating story about concern regarding health information exchange (HIE) patient privacy.
On Wednesday afternoon, July 6, CMS announced that it was changing what had been a requirement for a year-long EHR reporting period in 2016, to a 90-day period, for hospitals and eligible providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program