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Crisis Care Support: The Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona Breaks New Ground

February 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Major strides forward in caring for the seriously mentally ill in crisis are being facilitated by new advances taking place at the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona, the first statewide behavioral HIE

Senate HELP Committee Passes Health IT Bill

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today unanimously passed the Improving Health Information Technology Act as well as six other biomedical innovation bills with bipartisan support.

Florida’s Statewide HIE Forges Ahead on Many Fronts

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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For the past five years, the Florida Health Information Exchange has steadily grown, while also continuously evolving to provide services that meet the changing health information technology needs of healthcare organizations throughout the state.

The 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winner—Indiana Health Information Exchange

February 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Indiana, the Indiana Health Information Exchange is building a model that has potential to blaze the trail for other HIEs across the U.S.

Live from iHT2-Miami: Getting Beyond the Buzzword: Is Progress Being Made on Interoperability?

February 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Miami, sponsored by iHT2, Monday morning panelists discussed the tangle of issues facing the push towards true interoperability in U.S. healthcare

Epic Tops Best in KLAS for Sixth Straight Year

January 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Software and Services report, released today by Orem, Utah-based KLAS, named the top-performing companies within various market segments based on customer feedback, and once again Epic earned the ranking of number-one Overall Software...

Why CHIME’s NPID Challenge is Necessary for Healthcare’s Future

January 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an important patient care development last week, CHIME announced a $1 million National Patient ID (NPID) Challenge, which is a significant step in the right direction given the current healthcare landscape

Major HIEs in Indiana, Ohio Begin Bidirectional Data Sharing Across State Lines

January 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Indianapolis-based Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) and the Cincinnati, Ohio-based Health Bridge, two of the largest HIEs in the nation, are now sharing data in both directions across state lines.

EHNAC, NH-ISAC Sign Memorandum to Support Cybersecurity Initiatives

January 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, a standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Health...

New York, Florida Providers to Link up Medical Records for Patients who Flock South for Winter

January 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health and Fla.-based Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) are encouraging thousands of New Yorkers with ties to Boca Raton to enroll in Boca HealthLink Exchange, a program that enables healthcare providers to share medical...

Washington Debrief: Senate Committee Releases Bipartisan Health IT Legislation

January 25, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
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The 68-page draft bill released by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee featured references to key CHIME issues including: patient matching, standards harmonization and reducing the administrative burdens caused by electronic...

DirectTrust Reports Facilitating More Than 44 Million Messages in 2015

January 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Washington, D.C.-based DirectTrust, the non-profit trade alliance that advances secure, health information exchange (HIE) via the Direct Protocol, facilitated more than 44 million direct messages in 2015 and the organization estimates that number could reach...
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