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UNC Health Care Receives HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Designation

April 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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UNC Health Care, an integrated health care system based in Chapel Hill, N.C., has achieved Stage 7 designation on the HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Community Health Leaders Share Their Progress on Integrating SDoH Data into Healthcare

April 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Many community-based organizations are advancing forward in their efforts to use health IT to collect, standardize and integrate social and behavioral health data, as detailed during a panel discussion at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit last week.

In the Southern U.S., Alabama Leaders Look to Evolve HIT Efforts

April 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In his first year as full-time CIO at Children’s of Alabama, Bob Sarnecki will look to re-energize the IT department and get the organization prepared for next century of healthcare challenges within the region.

PODCAST: Brookings Fellow Yaraghi Slams ONC’s TEFCA

April 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Niam Yaraghi and I discuss TEFCA, the evolution of HIEs and where things stand today, and the government’s push for a market-oriented healthcare that is centered around patient empowerment.

Health Affairs: PCPs’ EHRs Struggle with Quality Improvement Reporting

April 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although federal value-based payment programs require providers to conduct quality improvement activities, many EHRs are not up to the task, according to new research in the April issue of Health Affairs.

HIMSS Supports VA Proposed Rule to Ease Data Sharing for Veterans

March 28, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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HIMSS is voicing support for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) proposed rule to make it easier to veterans to share their medical data with community providers and researchers.

Wyoming Department of Health to Form Statewide HIE

March 22, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Wyoming Department of Health plans to form a statewide, medical community-owned health information exchange (HIE), called the Wyoming Frontier Information Exchange (WYFI).

PODCAST: Micky Tripathi on the Current Health IT Moment—and Exploring the World Ahead

March 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On this latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, notable health IT expert Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., talked about what he learned at HIMSS18, KLAS’ report on CommonWell and Carequality, Apple’s health records solution, and much more.

Colorado’s Statewide HIE Leverages Data Exchange to Support At-Risk Youth

March 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Late last month, CORHIO, the Denver-based, statewide health information exchange (HIE) in Colorado, announced that the state of Colorado would leverage its HIE capabilities to improve the care of the state’s at-risk youth

A Legal Primer on Using Electronic Health Data for Public Health Purposes

March 13, 2018  |  David Raths
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A new report from the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins University provides public health departments with a framework to allow them to request more real-time data from hospitals.

Health Plan Leaders Discuss HIE Data and the Value Proposition for Payers

March 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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During the HIMSS18 Conference in Las Vegas last week, health plan leaders shared how their organizations are leveraging HIE data to improve quality measures, care management and to address gaps in care.

HIMSS18 Day 2 Roundup: CMS Makes a Splash

March 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics’ editorial team breaks down what you need to know from day two of HIMSS18.

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