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How One HIE Tackled the Challenge of Improving Patient Record Matching

August 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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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
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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
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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

Peeling the Layers of the Onion Around HIE Policy, with Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D.

August 1, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D., a co-author of two important articles on HIE that were published in Health Affairs, shares her perspectives on the challenges and opportunities ahead in that area

Statewide Health Information Network for New York Reaches Milestone of 40 Million Patient Records

July 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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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.

In New York, Making it Easier for Patients to Say “Yes” to Sharing Their Health Data

July 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For HealthlinkNY, a “Just Say Yes” campaign is increasing patient education—and consent

The “Father of OpenNotes” Shares His Perspectives on the Movement’s Forward March

July 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Tom Delbanco, M.D., the “Father of OpenNotes,” shares his perspectives on the phenomenon—and on its fascinating future

HHS Grants $36M in Funding for Health IT Improvement

July 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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 New Health Affairs-Published Studies Provide Intriguing Insights Into HIEs' Current Struggles

July 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Study Finds that Public HIE Efforts are Declining as Researchers Question Their Long-Term Viability

July 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

In Vermont, an Opt-In versus Opt-Out HIE Debate

July 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

BREAKING NEWS: CMS Proposes MU Program Changes, Including 90-Day Reporting Period in 2016

July 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal
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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
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