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National HIE Organization Holds First Annual Meeting, Outlines Key Goals

October 6, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a national consortium formed late last year, produced some key initiatives during its first annual meeting on Oct. 5.

David Blumenthal, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on MU, HIE, and the Future of Data-Driven Healthcare

October 5, 2015     Mark Hagland
The complex meaningful use process will soon give way to inevitable progress towards a more data-connected, data-facilitated healthcare future, former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, M.D. told his iHT2 audience in New York last week

Two Texas HIEs Finalize Merger

October 2, 2015     Two Texas HIEs Finalize Merger
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), a health information exchange (HIE) in San Antonio and 22 surrounding Texas counties, has announced that it is officially expanding to Dallas and merging with the North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership (NTAHP).

At iHT2 New York, NYU Medical Center Shares How Private HIE Improves Care Coordination

October 1, 2015     Heather Landi
For NYU Langone Medical Center, a private health information exchange (HIE) is helping to improve care coordination across New York City, according to Frat Iqbal, senior information manager at NYU Langone Medical Center, who spoke Wednesday during the iHT2 New...

Survey: Majority of Patients See Benefit of Electronic Sharing of Medical Records

September 30, 2015     Heather Landi
Nearly three-quarters of patients are comfortable with the electronic sharing of their medical records and see the value in increased data accessibility, according to a survey from Software Advice.

At IHT2 New York, Healthcare Leaders Reveal Changing Priorities around Population Health Management

September 29, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
As the leading patient care organizations in the U.S. get deeper into population health management, priorities are becoming far more patient-centered than ever before, according to a panel of speakers at the iHT2 New York Health IT Summit on Sept. 29.

Indiana HIE, Franciscan Alliance Partner for Improved Interoperability

September 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) and Indianapolis-based health system Franciscan Alliance are partnering to improve interoperability by accessing the HIE with a single click from the electronic health record (EHR).

ONC Awards $1 Million to Support Health Information Exchange

September 21, 2015     Heather Landi
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced $1 million in grant awards with the aim of boosting health data exchange efforts.

Senate HELP Committee Chairman Once Again Calls for Stage 3 Delay in Latest Hearing

September 16, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
During a Sept. 16 Senate hearing on improving care through patient access to their records, Senate HELP Chair Lamar Alexander once again made his thoughts clear about the need for a Stage 3 delay.

HIMSS Releases its Top Health IT Policy Priorities to Congress

September 11, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has listed interoperability, cybersecurity, and telehealth as its three biggest policy priorities for Congress to act on this year.

Task Force Calls for ‘HIE-Sensitive Measures That Matter’

September 9, 2015     David Raths
At the Sept. 9 meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee, Paul Tang, M.D., the committee’s vice chair, introduced a task force’s draft recommendations on interoperability.

Meaningful Use Final Rules Move Forward to OMB

September 8, 2015     Heather Landi and Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent the final rules for both meaningful use Stage 3 and Stage 2 modifications to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
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