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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

Top Stories

One Million Patient Records Secured for MetroChicago HIE

February 27, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Only six months live and one million patient records secured by the MetroChicago Health Information Exchange (HIE).

Informatics Expert on Interoperability: “We’re in the Dark Ages”

February 24, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Compared to other sectors, healthcare interoperability is certainly immature. One informatics expert and professor of clinical radiology says that the industry only has itself to blame.

Smaller Practices Pressured into Selecting Health System’s Hand-Picked EHR

February 23, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Black Book, a research firm based in Clearwater, Fla., found that most small offices and physician practices in a large health system buy directly from the CIO of their flagship hospital and felt obligated to do so, fearing financial consequences if they...

What Dev Culver Knows: The Secret of HIE Sustainability

February 18, 2015     Mark Hagland
What the executive director of Maine’s HealthInfoNet knows—as do his counterparts in Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado—is how to provide practical value to stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum

Black Book Research: Meaningful Interoperability Remains Years Away

February 17, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The current state of operative health information exchanges (HIEs) in the U.S. can best be described as “persistent unpredictability,” and the industry appears a ways away from achieving meaningful interoperability, according to Black Book Research’s annual HIE...

HIE Data Used to Identify Homeless Patients

February 16, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Using health information exchange (HIE) data has helped researchers identify patients that are likely to be homeless, as well as helping them create a tool that could potentially better improve patient record matching.

Maine’s HealthInfoNet: Secrets of Sustainability

February 16, 2015     Mark Hagland
At a time when the broad survival of health information exchanges, especially statewide HIEs, is in question, Dev Culver and his colleagues at Maine’s HealthInfoNet have unlocked the keys to sustainability

Study: Data Used in HIE Can Identify Homeless Patients

February 12, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City have used data from a health information exchange (HIE) to identify homeless patients, which could lead to improved care for

Six Pennsylvania HIOs to Join Statewide Exchange in 2015

February 11, 2015     David Raths
A recent survey of six health information organizations in Pennsylvania highlights areas of operational progress and those that still need work, including harmonizing patient consent and creating a process to allow patients to dispute data included in their...

Statewide-HIE Sustainability in Colorado: CORHIO’s Success Story

February 11, 2015     Mark Hagland
At a time when the broad survival of statewide HIEs is in real question, Brian Braun and his colleagues at Colorado’s CORHIO have an important story to share

Do You See Your Health IT Platform Becoming an Open Ecosystem?

February 6, 2015     David Raths
Many CIOs are supportive of the public API approach and are starting to see their health system IT environment as more of an open ecosystem that could take advantage of web services and less of a walled garden where they own and control everything.

Colorado HIE Experiences Triple Digit Growth in 2014

February 6, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has announced that its network has experienced triple digit growth in 2014.