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Hawaii’s HIE Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Identification

November 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Hawaii Health Information Exchange (HHIE), Hawaii’s state-designated HIE, is taking action to improve patient identification and the accuracy of provider data for enhanced care coordination across the state.

HIE 2.0: CORHIO’s Leaders Map a Pathway to Advanced Data-Sharing Success in Colorado

November 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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The leaders of Colorado’s statewide HIE, CORHIO, have been pushing ahead to advance the next phase of HIE evolution, moving into intensive data normalization work, even as they expand the types of data being shared across the Centennial State

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Heartening Speech at CHIME18 Should Inspire U.S. Healthcare Leaders

November 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Perhaps we can use the story of the Tsimane tribe to push ourselves to develop a greater understanding of why we spend so much money on healthcare and don’t have the results to show for it.

Seven HIEs Now Connected to Military Health System

November 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Seven physician-led health information exchanges (HIEs) are now connected to the Military Health System (MHS), enabling MHS providers to have access to patients’ electronic health records to support clinical decision making at the point of care.

Using Blockchain for a Nationwide Patient Index

October 30, 2018  |  Michael L. Gagnon, Industry Voice, Executive Director of HealtHIE Nevada
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It is apparent that there is now a compelling and relatively straightforward technical solution for the issue of locating patients’ health records across their various number of providers.

Still Bullish on Blockchain: Experts Give a Lay of the Land

October 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Although there are still more questions than answers regarding the impact that blockchain technology will have on healthcare, many health IT experts remain convinced of its promise.

In New Opioids Legislation, Patient Privacy Holds Serve

October 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Congress’ sweeping opioids legislation has created much debate in recent days and weeks, as stakeholders sit on different sides of the table over a key patient privacy element.

Two N.Y. Regional HIEs Partner to Enhance Technology, Services

October 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Two New York regional health information exchanges, HealthlinkNY and HealtheConnections, have formed a strategic partnership aimed at accelerating HIE use by providers.

In Texas, Healthcare Leaders Take a Tech-Enabled Approach to Combat the Opioid Crisis

September 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Healthcare leaders in Texas are taking steps to provide ED care teams at hospitals across the state with technology tools to combat opioid abuse and addiction and provide better patient care.

One New York Regional HIE Opposes Expansion of Another, Highlighting Issues with Competition Among HIEs

September 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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A New York regional HIE, HealthlinkNY, has publicly come out against another regional HIE’s plans to expand its services into HealthlinkNY’s market, saying it creates “confusion and uncertainty” in the marketplace.

Regional New York HIE, Hixny, Adds Nine Counties to Its Territory

September 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Hixny, a regional health information exchange (HIE) based in Albany, has added nine counties to its territory, committing a significant amount of funding over the next 18 months to connect local providers.

The Power of Data Exchange as Disaster Strikes: How HIE Leaders Have Prepared for Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Two Southeast HIE executives discuss how they have diligently prepped for Hurricane Florence.

Putting Social Determinants of Health Data into Action

September 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Leading hospitals, medical groups, and health systems, as well as ACOs and health insurers are moving forward to address social factors impacting health with a number of different approaches.

A National HIE Leader on Patient Matching, TEFCA and the Future of Health Information Exchanges

September 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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San Diego Health Connect’s CEO speaks to Healthcare Informatics about a variety of interoperability and health information exchange issues

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: A Social Determinants of Health Technology Market is Slowly Emerging

September 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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The IT market for social determinants of health data is currently a nascent field with many providers using homegrown solutions, but adoption of SDoH technology is expected to grow quickly.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: Could A New Interoperability Wrinkle Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Challenge?

August 29, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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In recent proposed regulations, federal health leaders have clamped down in their ongoing effort to guide stakeholders to greater interoperability.

Alameda County to Launch Ambitious Social Health Information Exchange

August 25, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Next year, Alameda County, Calif., will launch a social health information exchange (SHIE) and community health record (CHR), focused initially on high utilizers of medical, behavioral, housing and emergency services.

San Diego Connects the Dots to Create Social Snapshot of Clients

August 21, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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As cities look to connect social service agencies and health systems, the Community Information Exchange in San Diego is a model to emulate.

At the SHIEC Annual Conference, National Coordinator Rucker Offers a Cautious Opening Keynote

August 20, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Donald Rucker, M.D., National Coordinator for health IT, offered attendees at the 2018 SHIEC Annual Conference a cautious overview of some of the current issues around interoperability, burden reduction, and TEFCA

VA Partners with Walgreens for Improved Care Coordination

August 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) has announced that it is working with pharmacy services provider Walgreens to better coordinate patient and pharmaceutical care for VA-enrolled patients.

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.

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