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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

Survey: Majority of Patients, Healthcare Pros Have Positive Perception of EHRs

October 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The majority of both patients and healthcare providers view the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems positively, according to a recent survey. However, the survey also reveals that switching to an EHR has only saved medical professionals an hour a week...

VA Issues Proposed Rule to Allow Home-Based Telemedicine for Veterans

October 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a proposed rule this week that would allow VA healthcare providers to provide medical care via telehealth across state lines and regardless of the location of the provider of the beneficiary.

UHIN, Utah’s Statewide HIE, Pushes the Envelope on Interoperability

October 2, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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UHIN, the Utah Health Information Network, that Utah’s statewide HIE, is moving forward quickly to connect payers, providers, public health, and patients, across Utah and beyond—with documented results

Survey: 73 Percent of Medical Professionals Share Passwords to Access EHRs

September 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A recent study examining the prevalence of password sharing among healthcare professionals found that 73 percent of medical staff members reported having used another medical staff member’s password to access electronic health record (EHR) systems at work.

The Implications for HIT Leaders of Accelerating Market Consolidation? There Are Many

September 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Two new analyses of U.S. healthcare market concentration hold many implications for CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, CMIOs and other healthcare IT leaders, in terms of supporting usability, interoperability, and data security

HIEs in Arizona, San Diego and Santa Cruz Connect to Exchange Data

September 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health Current, Arizona’s state-wide health information exchanges (HIE), has announced that it is now connected and exchanging data with HIEs in San Diego and Santa Cruz to enable patient information to follow them when patients receive healthcare while traveling...

Advocate Health Care Leaders Move Ahead to Improve Clinical Communications

September 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At a time when physicians and nurses are more pressured than ever before to communicate effectively with one another over patient care matters, clinician and IT leaders at Advocate Health Care in the Chicago area have made breakthroughs in streamlining those...

With Patient Input as North Star, University of Michigan Urology Builds Telemedicine Program

September 20, 2017  |  Sarah Kwon
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Chad Ellimoottil, M.D., and his colleagues at the University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine have been listening--really listening--to patients enrolled in their urology video visit program--and are making use of what they're hearing

In Washington State, a Community Hospital Changes its Mobile Landscape for Clinicians

September 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington, have implemented new technology and processes to improve communication among physicians and nurses

Skilled Nursing Facilities Lag Acute Care Settings in EHR Adoption, HIE Use

September 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
According to data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), a majority (64 percent) of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) used an electronic health record system in 2016, and 18 percent used both an EHR and a state or regional health...

HIE Leaders Crack the Code on Indispensability

September 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the SHIEC Conference in Indianapolis last week, all eyes were on the future, and a range of opportunities for health information exchanges to make themselves indispensable to payers, providers, and public health

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