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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

DeSalvo to HIMSS Press: Time for Health IT To Move Beyond the EHR

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Recent federal government proposals and regulations are pushing the healthcare industry towards greater interoperability and advancing ideas beyond electronic health records (EHRs), said Karen DeSalvo, M.D., National Coordinator for Health IT, at an April 14...

Beacon Partners’ Bruce Eckert on the Proposed Stage 3 Rule for Meaningful Use—and Beyond

April 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Beacon Partners national practice director Bruce Eckert shares his perspectives on meaningful use, PHRs, and our data-driven future

Large Area, Small Population and Lots of Connected Providers for North Dakota’s HIE

April 13, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
In a state with a population of less than one million and an area that’s nearly 71,000 sq miles large, one HIE is proving that bringing people together in this environment is no problem at all.

Baystate Health's CIO on the Key to Solving Healthcare's Challenges

April 13, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The HIMSS15 buzz has been around population health, patient engagement and HIE, but according to Joel Vengco, vice president and CIO at the Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health, many healthcare leaders are forgetting a core piece to the puzzle.

Healtheway to Connect 200,000 Physicians through "Game Changing" Framework

April 13, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
Healtheway announces roll-out of new Carequality inter-operability framework to eleven healthcare organizations.

Innovative HIE Leaders Talk Opportunity, Challenges in Creating Sustainability

April 12, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Health information exchanges (HIEs) have to provide a good business reason for existing explained panelists at the HIE Symposium at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in Chicago.

An Important Reminder at HIMSS15: It's All About the Patient

April 12, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
On April 12 at the HIMSS15 pre-conference patient engagement symposia at McCormick Place in Chicago, clinician leaders continued to push a healthcare in which patients are the focus, reiterating the benefits of giving patients access to their data.

What’s the Best Foundation for a Health Information Exchange? How About a Practical One?

April 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In his interview with me last month, David Watson of Cal INDEX, the statewide HIE established last month in California, addressed some concerns that really speak to core sustainability issues for statewide HIEs

New CommonWell Chief Speaks Out: Interoperability Progress, Epic, and More

April 3, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Jitin Asnaani, the new executive director of the CommonWell Health Alliance, speaks exclusively to Healthcare Informatics in this Q&A. He touches on the group’s back-and-forth with Epic, its progress in developing a patient record locator, and other...

New HIE Trade Organization Announces Founding Members

April 2, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
A new trade organization of health information exchange (HIE) organizations has formed, with founding members representing various areas of the country.

New York HIE Receives $45M in Funding

April 2, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (the SHIN-NY) is receiving $45 million in funding from the State of New York, according to a release from the New York eHealth Collaborative, the nonprofit organization operating the health information exchange...

Longtime CIO Christian joins Indiana HIE

April 1, 2015   |  David Raths
Charles Christian, longtime chief information officer at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., is joining the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), the nation’s largest HIE, as vice president of technology and engagement.