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Alaska HIE Reboots With New Name, Architecture, Features

June 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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Things are changing fast for the statewide health information exchange in Alaska, with a name change, new technology architecture and additional interoperability offerings in the works.

At UC San Diego Health, a Strategic Focus on Getting Providers the Right Information, at the Right Time

January 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Cassi Birnbaum, system-wide director of health information management and revenue integrity at UC San Diego Health, discusses the health system’s roadmap for health information exchange and shares progress on several grant-funded health IT pilot projects.

In San Francisco's Chinatown, Using HIT to Improve Patient Identification and Analyze Care Gaps

November 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Serving an immigrant community with complex medical and support needs, the Chinese Community Health Care Association (CCHCA) is moving forward to implement strategies that optimize patient identification and care management.

The CEO of Indiana’s Statewide HIE Sees Complexity in the Push for Interoperability

October 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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John Kansky, president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), offers his perspectives on the complex challenges ahead in achieving true interoperability in health information exchange

Healthcare Informatics Exclusive: As Harvey Engulfs Houston, Texas HIE Leaders Move in to Help

August 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey continued to devastate Houston and southeast Texas, Texas HIE leaders moved ahead to support healthcare leaders caring for Texans imperiled by the storm—and at the same time, demonstrated the core value of HIE

Live from iHT2-Miami: Getting Beyond the Buzzword: Is Progress Being Made on Interoperability?

February 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Miami, sponsored by iHT2, Monday morning panelists discussed the tangle of issues facing the push towards true interoperability in U.S. healthcare

A Change in Mindset: Thinking of HIE as a Utility

July 9, 2015  |  David Raths
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Although health information exchanges struggle with getting providers to add cumbersome query capabilities into their workflow, many are finding success by providing a suite of other services that become invaluable to hospitals, physician practices and...

Live From eHealth Initiative: Why You Should Care About Patient-Matching Algorithms

February 4, 2015  |  David Raths
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How important is accurate patient matching to the interoperability of health data? Here’s the problem in a nutshell: In Texas, the Harris County Hospital District’s database has medical records on almost 2,500 people named Maria Garcia and 231 of them have the...

As ACOs and Population Health Move Forward, No “Big Boxes” of Diagnostic Images Needed

November 18, 2014  |  Mark Hagland
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Multiple revolutions are taking place simultaneously, with accountable care and population health, HIE development, data-sharing and storage technologies, and policy and reimbursement changes, all impacting imaging informatics now

Self-Developing an Integrated EHR/Electronic Dental Record: La Clinica’s Bold Journey

November 4, 2014  |  Mark Hagland
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Tina Buop, Director of IT at La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland, California, has been leading her colleagues forward on an exceptional journey, creating the first self-developed, fully integrated EHR/electronic dental record

Striving Forward, Atrius Health Focuses on ACO-Driven Learning

October 20, 2014  |  Mark Hagland
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At Atrius Health, a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups in Massachusetts, mastering the ins and outs of the Pioneer ACO Program is part of a long-term strategic plan

Achieving Statewide Connectivity and Interoperability Down Under: New South Wales’s Experience So Far

September 20, 2014  |  Mark Hagland
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New South Wales, the most populous state in Australia, is in the middle of groundbreaking work that is making EHR data and diagnostic images available at an unprecedented level of access and seamlessness, on behalf of that state’s people

The Evolving Case of Analytics in Mississippi

August 27, 2014  |  Gabriel Perna
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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.

Health Information Technology: A Game Changer for Population Health

August 13, 2014  |  Cynthia E. Keen
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Anticipating their participation in a panel discussion at the Health IT Summit in Seattle this month, three industry experts ponder the opportunities and challenges involved in leveraging healthcare IT to support population health

Arizona to Study Unique Patient Identifiers

March 21, 2014  |  David Raths
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Like most states, Arizona is in a transition period in terms of health IT initiatives. It has made great progress in EHR adoption (80 percent) and has a statewide health information exchange with a sustainable business model that includes funding from both...

Micky Tripathi Explains the Second Phase of Mass HIway

February 4, 2014  |  Gabriel Perna
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The venerable Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), sits down with Healthcare Informatics’ Senior Editor, Gabriel Perna, to discuss the second phase of the Massachusetts health information exchange (HIE), the Mass HIway and...

Live From the CHIME Fall CIO Forum: Patient Matching: Yet Another Journey for CIOs

October 10, 2013  |  Mark Hagland
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On Thursday afternoon, Oct. 10, during the CHIME Fall CIO Forum, CHIME president and CEO Russell P. Branzell led a panel discussion on a topic that has been receiving more and more attention lately: the complex set of issues around patient matching.

ONC Announces Patient Matching Initiative

September 11, 2013  |  Gabriel Perna
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has announced a collaborative patient matching initiative, a representative for the government agency announced in a commentary post this week.

A Utah HIE's Path to Accreditation--and Beyond

July 8, 2013  |  Mark Hagland
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The Utah Health information Network's Jan Root shares the story of the journey of her HIE organization, which has evolved forward from an early-stage CHIN 20 years ago to a leading-edge, statewide HIE today. And she talks about why accreditation makes...

HIE as a Force for 'Megachange' in Healthcare Transformation

June 20, 2012  |  Jennifer Prestigiacomo
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State and federal leaders discussed the challenges they face when coupling federal health information exchange (HIE) methods like the Direct Project with statewide efforts for more robust HIE, during a discussion June 19 at the State Healthcare IT Connect...

Go-No Go

April 18, 2011  |  Bobbie Byrne, M.D.
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In our EHR implementation project plan, we had built in a specific “go-no go” decision point. This decision point was scheduled prior to the start of training as, once we were scheduled to begin training, it would mean the expenditure of a whole lot of time,...

Checking in with CRISP, Maryland's HIE

April 14, 2011  |  Jennifer Prestigiacomo
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I had a conversation recently with David Horrocks, president of Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), Maryland’s statewide HIE based in Catonsville, Md., and one of his main concerns was the fact that physicians today are getting mixed...
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