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Improving Care Coordination with Data Exchange: Issues Around Community, Standards, Innovation

Kayt Sukel
Leveraging health information exchange in order to improve care coordination is an ideal that is being pursued in a variety of different ways in a variety of different communities

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Regional Health Information Exchanges Form National Organization

December 15, 2014     David Raths
As pubic health information exchanges seek to move from their initial grant funding to sustainable business models, a group of approximately 20 HIEs has formed a consortium to share best practices.

New York HIE Rolls Out Statewide Clinical Alert System

December 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) is now equipped with a patient alert system, the New York State Health Department announced this week.

The One Thing We Do Know About HIEs

December 10, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In an era when results are demanded quickly, many have deemed HIEs a failure. But as a recent RAND study confirms, it’s too early to make any definitive claims.

Using Technology to Optimize Population Health Care Coordination Outcomes

December 10, 2014     Wendy Vincent, R.N., National Practice Director, Beacon Partners
Are healthcare organizations ready to make the commitment to support population health initiatives? The technology, expertise, and resources exist to make it a reality. Beacon Partners' Wendy Vincent outlines steps for organizations to tackle the...

Report: Healthcare Data Breaches Expected to Increase in 2015

December 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Data breaches in healthcare are expected to increase in 2015 due to potential economic gain and digitization of records, according to Experian’s 2015 Second Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast.

RAND Study: HIEs Have Not Been Evaluated Enough to Determine Benefits

December 2, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
A lack of evaluation of the more than 100 health information exchanges across the U.S. has made it difficult to determine the benefits of HIE, according to a recent review from research organization RAND Corporation.

What Caused the Collapse of the Nevada HIE? (UPDATE: Infograph)

November 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
By a vote of four to two, the Nevada Health Information Exchange (NV-HIE) was ordered to its death in January of last year. As HIEs across the country struggle with sustainability, Healthcare Informatics looks at why this one failed.

Achieving Connected Healthcare Through Greater Interoperability

November 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
On November 17, at the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) 2014 Digital Health Conference, a panel of interoperability thought leaders provided an insider’s view of which interoperability efforts are gaining traction, which challenges present the...

Organizations Collaborate for EHR/HIE Connectivity

November 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup (IWG) has formed a strategic relationship with HIMSS and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA to streamline the process for achieving connectivity between EHR and HIE systems.

Two Regional HIEs in N.Y. Merge Into One

November 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Two regional health information exchanges (HIEs) in New York have merged into a single, unified qualified entity called HealthlinkNY

Georgia, South Carolina Connect Statewide HIEs

November 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Georgia and South Carolina have announced the successful connection between their two statewide heath information exchanges (HIEs), becoming one of the first state-to-state HIEs in the country.

Building Your HIE as a Business: Yea or Nay?

November 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Should the leader of an HIE run it as a business or a public utility? And how does the answer relate to the future of HIEs in a critical year for the concept? In case it wasn’t clear, the questions on HIE still seem to very much outnumber the answers.