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Don't Tell This ACO MSSP Expectations Can’t Be Met

January 19, 2018  |  Faron Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Innovation Care Partners
Innovation Care Partners (ICP), an affiliate of HonorHealth, is among the small number of MSSP ACOs that have achieved outstanding cost savings and clinical outcomes.

How One HIE is Solving its Unique Patient Matching Problem

January 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Leaders at CRISP, a regional health information exchange serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, are figuring out the significant and unique challenge of matching and linking patient identities

Randy McCleese Named CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year

January 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Randy McCleese, CIO of Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Ky., has been named 2017 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year award by CHIME and HIMSS.

Georgia Statewide HIE Awards $500K in Grants

January 12, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange (HIE) for Georgia, awarded a total of $500,000 to its members in 2017.

A “Win” for Health Information Exchange? How the Patient-Centered Data Home Could Shift the Narrative

January 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Despite a lot of the negativity surrounding HIEs—and the many challenges that they face—a fairly new initiative from the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative has gotten me thinking that the conversation around HIEs could be changing.

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

January 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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.

HHS Releases Draft Trusted Exchange Framework with Eyes on Creating “Network of Networks” Infrastructure

January 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
HHS has released the draft Trusted Exchange Framework, as required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016. Federal health IT officials call the Framework “a significant step towards achieving interoperability.”

Regenstrief Study to Evaluate HIE Use and Impact on Patient Outcomes in the ED

January 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
Scientists at the Indianapolis, Ind.-based Regenstrief Institute are conducting the first study of health information exchange (HIE) use over multiple years to evaluate whether it improves patient outcomes in emergency departments.

SHIEC’s Patient Centered Data Home Initiative Rolls out Nationally

January 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a national collaborative representing HIEs, has announced the organization’s Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH) initiative is now live and serving tens of millions more patients through the network.

Evaluation Highlights Weaknesses of Vermont HIE

January 2, 2018  |  David Raths
A recent evaluation of the Vermont Health Information Exchange found governance and data quality issues and low usage rates.

Study Identifies Seven Barriers to Research on Impact of HIEs

December 14, 2017  |  David Raths
Despite the public and private investments made in health information exchanges, there have been relatively few empirical research studies on their impact. Why is that?

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

December 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.


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