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Information Blocking is Routine and Fairly Widespread, Survey of HIEs Finds

March 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
In a survey, 50 percent of HIE leaders said electronic health record (EHR) vendors "routinely" engage in information blocking, and 25 percent reported that hospitals and health systems routinely engage in business practices that interfere with...

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Health Systems Find Partners for Multi-Sector Data Sharing

March 21, 2017  |  David Raths
article
What economic and regulatory forces are making health systems focus their energy on gathering data on social determinants and share data more broadly across sectors?

New Research Points to ER, Patient Improvements with HIE Use

March 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A study of hospital emergency departments has found that hospitals can significantly improve both the quality of care and operational efficiency when their physicians access a patient’s medical records in the HIE.

Vermont HIE Adds Home Telemonitoring Data to Statewide Network

March 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE), Vermont’s statewide network that gives health care providers the ability to electronically exchange and access patient data, is now making telemonitoring information available to providers connected to the HIE.

Who’s to Blame for Healthcare’s Interoperability Struggles? An Expert Weighs in—and Urges Stakeholders to Move Forward

February 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
It was refreshing to read Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein’s commentary on interoperability, and why constantly pointing fingers at each other can be counterproductive.

LIVE From HIMSS17: HIE Leaders Discuss Sustainability and Emerging Services to Deliver Value

February 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
During a pre-conference session at HIMSS17 on Sunday, executive leaders at three HIE organizations addressed the issue of HIE sustainability and discussed emerging HIE services to provide actionable, agile data to healthcare providers at the point of care.

HIMSS Preview: How R.I. HIE Expanded Real-Time Notifications

February 17, 2017  |  David Raths
article
The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) is expanding the statewide HIE's capacity to deliver real-time notifications for care transitions from and to emergency departments and hospitals for providers' attributed patients.

New York RHIO Offers Image Exchange Capabilities

February 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
HealtheConnections, a Syracuse, N.Y.-based regional health information organization (RHIO), has partnered with eHealth Technologies to offer providers the capability to exchange radiological images.

Lakeland Health, GLHC Partner to Enable Immunization Record Queries through EMR

February 13, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Lakeland Health System, based in St. Joseph, Michigan, is the first hospital organization in Michigan to query patient immunization records held within the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) directly from their internal electronic medical record (EMR).

FCC Launches Advisory Committee to Help Close Nation’s Digital Divide

February 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced the formation of a new federal advisory committee to explore ways to accelerate deployment of high-speed Internet access nationwide and to close the digital divide.

Epic Tops Best in KLAS for Seventh Straight Year

February 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The 2017 Best in KLAS Software and Services report, released this week 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...

Maryland HIE Rolling Out Research Initiative

January 27, 2017  |  David Raths
article
The Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) is launching a research initiative to let participants in Maryland use its data to help with clinical research.
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