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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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Public vs. Private HIEs (Part 2)

October 24, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Leading HIE executives share their thoughts at the HIE landscape and different operational models in a time of uncertainty for the industry. Part 2 of this four-part series is with Michael Matthews, CEO of the regional HIE, MedVirginia.

Navigating Through the Muddy Interoperability Waters

October 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Early last week, KLAS research released a much-anticipated report on provider organizations’ journeys towards greater EHR interoperability. The study’s results might make things murkier at first, but a deeper look helps gain some perspective.

Survey: Mobile Users Show Satisfaction With EHR Systems

October 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
More than half of providers who accessed their electronic health record (EHR) from a mobile device were "very satisfied" with the technology, compared to 28 percent of non-mobile users, according to an updated survey from the Austin, Tx.-based EHR...

Public vs. Private HIEs (Part 1)

October 15, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Leading HIE executives share their thoughts at the HIE landscape and different operational models in a time of uncertainty for the industry. Part 1 of this four-part series is with Doug Dietzman, executive director at the privately-owned Great Lakes Health...

KLAS Report: Providers’ Interoperability Success Due To Own Efforts, Not Their EMR Vendors

October 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
According to a recent KLAS report, most provider organizations feel moderately successful achieving interoperability, though inter-vendor cooperation remains a big concern. The report’s author, Colin Buckley, digs deeper into the study’s findings.

In Washington, Aetna’s Kennedy Offers One Vision of an Accountable Care Future

October 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
Charles Kennedy, M.D., CEO of Aetna Accountable Care Solutions, offers his vision of private insurer-sponsored accountable care at the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C.

Survey: HIEs Still Struggling With EHR Interfaces

October 8, 2014     David Raths
The eHealth Initiative’s 11th annual data exchange survey found that, as in previous years, challenges to interoperability include financial costs of building interfaces, getting consistent and timely response from EHR vendor interface developers, and...

Stage 2 Attestations: Mount Carmel Vaults Over the MU Bar

September 30, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In Part 2 of a two-part series profiling healthcare organizations that have attested to Stage 2 of meaningful use, Mount Carmel’s chief clinical information officer discusses how the organization is moving to an integrated care delivery model.

North Carolina HIEs Partner to Share Patient Health Records

September 29, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Two North Carolina health information exchanges (HIEs)—Carolinas HealthCare System CareConnect and Mission Health Connect—have agreed to share the health records of patients across the Carolinas.

Surescripts Network Grows, Now Connecting Nearly 1,000 Hospitals

September 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Surescripts, the Arlington, Va.-based operator of a national clinical electronic network, has announced that the addition of nearly 100 major health systems to its network this year.

In Houston, Imaging is Included in the HIE

September 24, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Greater Houston Health Connect, a public nonprofit regional HIE, covering 20 counties in southeastern Texas, is bringing images into the HIE. Phil Beckett, Ph.D, CTO and acting CEO, explains to HCI why this is a worthy investment in a Q&A.

What Caused the Fall of the Nevada HIE?

September 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
By a vote of four to two, the Nevada Health Information Exchange (NV-HIE) was ordered to its death in January of last year. As HIEs across the country struggle with sustainability, Healthcare Informatics looks at why this one failed.