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THSA’s Tony Gilman: HIE is the Cornerstone of Healthcare Transformation

Rajiv Leventhal
In preparation for a panel on health information exchange at the Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit in May, Tony Gilman, Texas Health Services Authority CEO, gives his thoughts on HIE developments in Texas and across the nation, as well as challenges and what the future holds.

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Two Texas HIEs Connect for Secure Data Transfer

April 24, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Two of the largest local health information networks in Texas have agreed to connect patients, doctors and hospitals throughout the state, enabling tens of thousands of healthcare providers to quickly and securely share patient health data.

For This Health System, Population Health is Personal

April 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
“The right way to do care management is to personalize care plans based on the patients’ own data,” says Terri Steinberg, M.D., CMIO at Christiana Care Health System. The Wilmington, Del.-based health system is embarking on an ambitious initiative to do this...

Dallas Provider Gets Grant to Build Area HIE

April 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Parkland Health and Hospital System, a large public health system based in Dallas, and its affiliated foundation and Center for Clinical Innovation, have accepted a $12 million grant to build a health information exchange (HIE) portal, the provider announced...

Health Information Exchange: Moving Forward or Stuck in Neutral?

April 22, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Some healthcare leaders point to potential barriers to long-term stability and sustainability of HIE, and are questioning whether the sector is going through normal growing pains or encountering systemic problems.

What is Behind the Heated Debate Regarding the Success of HIE?

April 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
For the upcoming April/May issue of Healthcare Informatics, I have written a feature story on the state of HIE across the country, wondering how successful it has become. When it comes to this issue, why is there such a difference in opinion amongst health IT...

NJ Launches Statewide HIE

April 11, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The New Jersey statewide health information exchange (HIE) launched this week, according to the New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd.

DirectTrust, ONC Relationship Continues

April 8, 2014     Gabriel Perna
DirectTrust, a non-profit trade alliance which aims to advance the exchange of health information via the Direct protocol, is continuing its cooperative agreement with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT for a second full year.

HEALTHeLINK Offers Syndromic Surveillance Reporting to NYSDOH

April 4, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s health information exchange (HIE), has launched an automated syndromic surveillance reporting service for its hospital partners to detect outbreaks and monitor disease developments.

For Many States, Medicaid Now Driving HIE Agenda

April 3, 2014     David Raths
As state-level health information exchanges shift gears from grant-funded to self-sustaining, many are finding that the needs of their state Medicaid agencies are driving their agendas. States that had built very lightweight state-level HIE services are...

Live From State HIT Summit: Beyond Meaningful Use — Policy Levers to Promote Interoperability

April 1, 2014     David Raths
Speaking at the State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore on April 1, Kelly Cronin, health reform coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, described how ONC and HHS plan to pull all available levers in working with state...

Report: Global Healthcare IT Market to Reach $66B by 2020

April 1, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The global healthcare IT market is projected to reach $66 billion by 2020, driven by streamlining clinical workflow processes, according to a new report from market researcher Global Industry Analysts (GIA).

NY Legislature Allocates $55m for Statewide HIE

March 31, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The New York State Legislature voted this week to expand and build out the statewide health information exchange (HIE) with an investment of $55 million.