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Healthix Strives to Enhance Patient Matching Within its HIE Platform

September 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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New York City-based Healthix, Inc., the largest public HIE in the country, is taking steps to improve accuracy and efficiency in identifying and linking patient records across its platform.

In Briefing with Trade Press, Dr. Vindell Washington Affirms ONC’s Data Sharing Priorities

September 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a small gathering with health IT trade press on Sept. 19, Vindell Washington, M.D., newly-appointed National Coordinator for Health IT, reiterated the ONC's overarching goal to improve healthcare interoperability through a variety of initiatives.

Scottsdale Health Partners’ CMO Explains How His ACO Has Beaten MSSP Expectations

September 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Scottsdale Health Partners in Phoenix (now Innovation Care Partners) shares the innovations that he and his colleagues have employed to earn MSSP Program checks two years in a row

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
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