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Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Second Place Winning Team: Children’s Health Alliance

Rajiv Leventhal
To date, population heath strategies have been mostly focused on adults. But at the Portland, Ore.-based Children’s Health Alliance, pediatricians have been working together on improving quality in pediatric care, despite the fact that robust systems and models for pediatric population health management have simply not been standardized.

Top Stories

A Model for Health Information Privacy, Security and Compliance Preparedness

September 1, 2015   |  Lee Barrett
When some healthcare organizations are making a last-minute mad dash to prepare for HIPAA audits and others are in denial, keeping their heads down just hoping to avoid the wider net cast, there are a few shining examples of proactive and comprehensive...

The Thorniest Barriers to Robust Data Analytics? Panelists Uncover a Tangle of Them

August 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Panelists at iHT2-Seattle tackle a complex set of thorny issues that must be addressed in order to overcome barriers to robust data analytics for clinical transformation and quality and efficiency improvement in U.S. healthcare

At iHT2-Seattle, Analytics as a Transformational Change Agent in Care Delivery

August 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In Seattle, healthcare leaders addressed a spectrum of issues facing the industry as patient care organizations begin to leverage analytics capabilities for population health and accountable care purposes

Maine’s VA Facilities Gain Access to HealthInfoNet

August 18, 2015   |  David Raths
HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide health information exchange, announced that it has become the first HIE in the nation to provide “viewing access” to Veterans Affairs clinicians.

Washington Debrief: ONC Announces Forthcoming Industry Guidance on HIPAA, Interoperability Metrics

August 18, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
Congressional inquiries and stakeholder frustration regarding the lack of meaningful data exchange have resonated at ONC and will result in additional resources for health providers.

ONC, AHA Present Findings on Hospital Data Exchange

August 13, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly all hospitals have the infrastructure to exchange data, yet just 25 percent of hospitals nationwide are finding, sending, receiving and using data electronically, according to a report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Office of the...

Workgroup Makes Recommendations for HIE in Emergency Medicine

August 10, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
An emergency physician-led workgroup has published several recommendations about how to maximize the value of health information exchange (HIE) in emergency departments.

A Conversation with Taylor Davis, VP, Consulting Services, KLAS

July 30, 2015   |  Chuck Appleby, Ph.D., Appleby & Associates, LLC
We had so much to talk about in our conversation with Taylor Davis for the 2015 HCI 100 feature story (to be released shortly) that we continue the discussion here.

MetroHealth Hits 2.5 Million Patient Records Exchanged

July 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Cleveland-based MetroHealth System has announced that it has reached its 2.5 millionth health information exchange (HIE) since it began exchanging records with other healthcare organizations in 2010.

As the Hours Count Down to a Possible DoD Mega-Announcement, Critics Express Skepticism

July 29, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As news media reports indicated that the Department of Defense would announce its awarding of an EHR contract worth $10.5 billion late Wednesday afternoon, critics tell mainstream media reporters they are skeptical

ONC Doles Out $38M to Help with Interoperability, Population Health

July 28, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced that it is awarding $38 million in funding to 20 entities to help build on three health IT programs centered on interoperability, population health, and workforce...

Research: HIEs Help Reduce Tests in Emergency Departments

July 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
New research from the Brookings Institution on health information exchange (HIE) technology has shown a significant reduction in the duplication of tests in emergency departments (EDs).