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Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Second Place Winning Team: Children’s Health Alliance

Rajiv Leventhal
To date, population heath strategies have been mostly focused on adults. But at the Portland, Ore.-based Children’s Health Alliance, pediatricians have been working together on improving quality in pediatric care, despite the fact that robust systems and models for pediatric population health management have simply not been standardized.

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Texas Gov. Signs Bill for Expanded Health Data Interoperability

July 1, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law to promote improved and expanded health data interoperability for Texas public health.

A New Model of Care Coordination in Iowa

July 1, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
In Iowa, mental health, primary care, and public health providers are working together to overcome the social determinants that challenge rural-based care coordination. The different sides are finding out what it’s like to “grow up together” in a “care...

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.

Healtheway Rebrands, Now Called “The Sequoia Project”

June 25, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healtheway, the McLean, Va.-based public-private collaborative that supports the eHealth Exchange and Carequality, is being renamed and will now be known as The Sequoia Project.

ONC’s Michael McCoy, M.D. at AMDIS: Information-Blocking for Proprietary Reasons Is “Just Wrong”

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Health information blocking was a highlighted subject of the presentation given by ONC chief health information officer Michael McCoy, M.D. June 24 at the annual AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium

Survey: HIOs Split in Cost-Benefit Analysis of Direct

June 23, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Health Information Organizations (HIOs) using Direct Messaging technologies are split down the middle as to whether the benefits of the technology outweigh the costs.

Are We Getting Closer to the Top of the HIE Mountain?

June 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Sometimes in life, it takes a really long time to see tangible results for the efforts that we have put in. This couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to health information exchanges (HIEs). However, as new HIE research indicates, we could be getting closer.

Report: Providers Looking for More out of HIEs

June 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare providers’ health information exchange (HIE) needs have moved beyond connecting disparate systems and meeting meaningful requirements. They are now looking for HIEs to ease access to “actionable” data, according to a report from NORC at the University...

How Payer-Provider Collaboration Has Fueled Data Exchange in Pennsylvania

June 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Several years ago, payers and providers in Southeastern Pennsylvania joined forces to build a unique HIE. Today, data is being exchanged amongst the metro region’s overlapping health systems that have historically competed with each other.

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.

Washington Debrief: Senate Panel Examines HIE, Patient ID Challenges Highlighted

June 15, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
The Senate HELP Committee, in the first of a series of hearings, heard from health IT experts on ways to improve health information exchange.

MeHI Starts Care Coordination Grant Program for Massachusetts

June 9, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) is starting a grant program to increase health IT usage for improved care coordination within the state.