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Improving Care Coordination with Data Exchange: Issues Around Community, Standards, Innovation

Kayt Sukel
Leveraging health information exchange in order to improve care coordination is an ideal that is being pursued in a variety of different ways in a variety of different communities

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NH Passes Legislation to Better Secure the Transfer of PHI

September 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Legislation recently passed in the State of New Hampshire that aims to secure protected health information (PHI) better when it's being shared between healthcare providers.

ONC Announces New Blue Button Toolkit

September 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has launched a new toolkit designed for organizations that want to use Blue Button technology to help consumers get access to their digital health information.

Making Headway With Data Exchange in the Big Apple

September 3, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In advance of the Health IT Summit in New York, to be held September 16-17, Gil Kuperman, M.D., Ph.D., director, interoperability informatics at New York Presbyterian Hospital, talks to HCI about the key issues around exchanging data in new models of care.

New California HIE Brings on CEO

September 2, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX), a developing health information exchange (HIE), has brought on a healthcare IT veteran, David Watson, to be its CEO.

NIH Finalizes Policy on Genomic Data Sharing

August 29, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued its final policy on genomic data sharing (GDS) in an effort to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the...

The Evolving Case of Analytics in Mississippi

August 27, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Mississippi DOM has been tasked with generating a data analytics platform from a wide array of systems and services for its large Medicaid population. The agency recently took a big step forward in this project.

KLAS: One Quarter of Ambulatory EHRs Could be Replaced

August 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
More than 25 percent of both large and small ambulatory practices report that they are considering replacing their electronic health record (EHR), according to the latest KLAS report on ambulatory EHR perception.

Of Oceans, Orcas—and HIEs

August 21, 2014     Mark Hagland
A lot of very important developments are taking place in the Pacific Northwest and in Canada, and a number of them were on display Monday and Tuesday of this week during the Health IT Summit in Seattle

Mass. Public Health and HIE: MU and Beyond

August 20, 2014     David Raths
One of the strongest use cases for statewide health information exchanges involves easing reporting to public health agencies. The HIE can provide a single conduit for providers to meet many reporting obligations. In Massachusetts, progress is underway on...

Baylor College of Medicine Connects to Houston HIE

August 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Baylor College of Medicine has joined Greater Houston Healthconnect, the regional health information exchange (HIE) for a 20-county region in the Houston area.

HIE Utilized to Help Smokers in Texas Kick the Habit

August 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
A health information exchange (HIE) from the Alpharetta, Ga.-based Holon Solutions has made it easier for physicians to refer their patients who want to kick the habit to the Texas Tobacco Quitline, the vendor has announced.

Kansas HIE Makes Progress on PHR, Behavioral Data

August 19, 2014     David Raths
Now that it has real-time clinical information on over one million patients, the Kansas Health Information Network is developing alerts and reporting templates for providers. KHIN also has started including behavioral healthcare data, resulting in a more...