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Coordinated Care Oklahoma Will Exit HIE Market, Citing a Large Payer Mandating Providers Work with Competing HIE

January 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
In a public statement posted to its website this week, Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO), a health information exchange (HIE) based in Norman, Okla., announced that the organization will exit the HIE market, effective June 30, 2017.

Healthcare’s Latest Interoperability Push

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
The concern that “real” interoperability in healthcare has yet to be accomplished is not novel. But recently, there have been developments on at least one major front that has sprung new optimism.

Inland Empire Health Plan’s Clear-Eyed HIE Strategy

January 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
Bradley Gilbert, M.D., CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan, and also chairman of the board of the Inland Empire HIE, shares his perspectives on the importance of health information exchange to good care management

The Leaders of Two California HIEs Combine to Accelerate Growth and Scope

January 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
On Tuesday, the leaders of the San Francisco-based Cal INDEX HIE and the San Bernardino-based Inland Empire HIE announced that they were combining forces to accelerate health information progress in the Golden State

Children’s Health’s Pamela Arora Named 2016 CIO of the Year

January 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Pamela Arora, CIO of Children’s Health in Dallas, has been named by CHIME and HIMSS as the 2016 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year.

HEALTHeLINK Providers Can Now Access Patient Data for Minors

January 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Providers participating on Western New York’s health information exchange (HIE) — HEALTHeLINK—can now access data for minor patients 10 to 17 years of age.

Hixny, University of Vermont Medical Center Sharing Medical Data Across State Lines

January 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The Health Information Exchange of New York (Hixny) has added the University of Vermont Medical Center to its health information exchange network to enable the exchange of patient health data across state lines.

How HIOs Can Support Ambulatory Providers With MIPS Reporting

December 29, 2016  |  David Raths
Regional health information organizations can provide more value in 2017 by offering providers reporting help with CMS’ Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

With Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, Interoperability Moves to the Front Lines

December 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Industry stakeholders are paying significant attention to the interoperability and data blocking components of the Cures Act.

Three HIEs Sharing Data across State Lines as Part of Patient Centered Data Home Pilot

December 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Three health information exchanges (HIEs) that are part of a larger pilot to develop and test a “Patient Centered Data Home,” announced a major milestone this week and are now successfully exchanging patient health data among their systems and across state lines.

Patients Want a More Digitized Healthcare, Survey Finds

December 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Patients are dissatisfied with the lack of a central location for their health records, as well as the difficulty in accessing and sharing those records, according to a new survey from Surescripts.

DoD Announces HIE Partnership in Washington State

December 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The Department of Defense, in advance of the rollout of its new enterprise electronic health record (EHR) system, has announced a partnership with Medical Information Network – North Sound (MIN-NS) to enable patient care data exchange across networks.
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