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Epic Plans Meeting for Non-Epic Users on Data Sharing Capabilities

August 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Verona, Wis.-based Epic is inviting healthcare provider organizations that don’t use Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) to its “un-Users Group Meeting” at its Verona headquarters to learn how to exchange data with Epic.

Analyzing Blockchain’s Evolution in Healthcare: Two Experts Dive into the Details

August 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Two leaders at KPMG recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the greatest use cases for blockchain in healthcare today, and how quickly providers and payers might start moving into full-scale projects.

Study: Many U.S. Hospitals won’t Reach HIMSS Stage 7 Until 2035

August 14, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Unless the healthcare IT ecosystem experiences major policy changes or leaps in technological capabilities, many hospitals will not reach Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model until 2035, according to new research.

Three More HIEs Join SHIEC’s Growing Community

August 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a national collaborative representing health information exchanges (HIEs), has announced the addition of three new HIE members: HealthInfoNet (Maine), OneHealthPort, (Washington) and WISHIN, (...

HSX, Food Alliance Partnership Extends Data-Sharing to Food, Nutrition

July 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Philadelphia-based Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) has become a participating member of HealthShare Exchange (HSX), which enables the food alliance to receive important medical updates from HSX on its clients.

A Leading CHIO Discusses the VA’s Progress on Health IT Innovation

July 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Francine Sandrow, M.D., chief health information officer at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, details how the VHA is leveraging health IT to change the way patients experience medical care and to improve health outcomes.

In Holston Medical Group’s March to Value, an HIE Proves Mission Critical

July 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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HIEs have been brought into the healthcare ecosystem to connect providers, improve workflow and coordinate care with others, in real-time. But HIEs are also serving as a critical component in the industry’s value-based care shift.

Health Catalyst Completes Acquisition of HIE Technology Company Medicity

July 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst, a data analytics company, has completed its acquisition of Medicity, a developer of health information exchange (HIE) technology, and the deal adds data exchange capabilities to Health Catalyst’s data, analytics and decision...

CMS Approves California’s $40M Health IT Plan for EMS

July 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has signed off on California’s Health Information Technology (HIT) for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) proposal for $40 million through September 30, 2021, according to the California Emergency Medical...

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts

July 5, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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As part of Healthcare Informatics 100 questionnaire, vendors were asked to estimate the percentage of revenue earned in each of their product segments sold. Inside, we reveal the top 5 companies by revenue within seven different categories.

Rule Roundup: Health IT Groups Respond to CMS’ Promoting Interoperability Proposal

June 27, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Health IT associations have sent in their public comments on CMS' meaningful use rebranding proposed rule, with a key focus of the remarks centering around the government’s proposal to consider interoperability as a condition of Medicare participation.

Self-Congratulation on HIE Advancement Would Be Premature at This Point

June 25, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Even as many healthcare IT leaders are helping to facilitate major advances in health information exchange, a recent phone call with a good friend confirms that very major gaps in HIE remain, at the most basic levels

In Arizona, the Ambition of “True Care Coordination” is Being Realized

June 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Phoenix-based Equality Health was formed with the goal to look at addressing healthcare outcomes disparities through the lens of culture. A population health management platform is helping to accomplish that.

What are the Greatest Use Cases for Blockchain in Healthcare? New Research Explores the Possibilities

June 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Greg Caressi, transformational health senior vice president, Frost & Sullivan, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the role that blockchain could have in precision medicine, and other top use cases for blockchain in healthcare.

Study: Health Information Exchanges Improve Care, Reduce Costs

June 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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An updated systematic review of recent studies of health information exchanges found evidence the HIEs reduced both the cost of healthcare and its use, according to researchers at Indiana University.

In Northern California, Leaders at One FQHC Leveraged Technology to Help a Community in Crisis

June 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In the midst of the October wildfires that ravaged Northern California communities, leaders at Petaluma Health Center leveraged technology tools to quickly communicate with patients and provide quality patient care throughout the crisis.

HSX’s Drive Toward Innovation Spotlighted at Philadelphia HIT Summit

May 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Philadelphia Health IT Summit, leaders from HealthShare Exchange outlined new organization strategies that include how its Market Street technology initiative is opening new avenues for innovation.

Behavioral Health Provider Consortium Connects to Georgie HIE

May 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The Georgia Information Technology (GAIT) Consortium has joined the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange (GRAChIE), the largest health information exchange (HIE) organization in Georgia.

An HIT Expert Dives into the Details of CMS’ Proposed Hospital Payment Rule

April 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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With ongoing discussion about the implications of CMS' proposed hospital payment rule, Jeff Smith, vice president of public policy at AMIA, dives into the details of the rule, including how CMS might be raising the interoperability stakes.

In Proposed MU Rebranding Rule, CMS Raises the Interoperability Stakes

April 26, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
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As health IT observers and stakeholders have begun to unpack the 1,883-page CMS proposed rule on meaningful use rebranding, discussion has emerged on if the government will be forcing providers to participate in health information exchange activities.

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.

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