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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.

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.

Connecticut Receives $12.2M Grant to Build Statewide HIE

September 11, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The State of Connecticut will receive a $12.2 million grant to support ongoing work that will establish Connecticut’s first statewide health information exchange.

Montana Seeks to Roll Out Statewide HIE in 2019

September 9, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The State of Montana's nonprofit Big Sky Care Connect HIE will expand on a pilot effort already under way in Billings.

New Jersey Health Information Network Adds Camden Coalition HIE

September 6, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The health information exchange of New Jersey’s Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers is the latest to join the statewide effort, the New Jersey Health Information Network.

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

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.

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, (...

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.

Orion Health Selling its Rhapsody Platform for $205 Million

July 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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New Zealand-based Orion Health Group announced that it will sell its Rhapsody business unit for $205 million to private equity firm Hg. The U.K.-based firm will also take a quarter stake in Orion’s Population Health unit for $20 million.

Large Medical Groups Join California’s Manifest MedEx Network

July 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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California health information network Manifest MedEx has announced that several large physician groups and health systems are joining.

Northern California HIEs Merge

July 9, 2018  |  David Raths
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Two nonprofit Northern California health information exchanges, SacValley MedShare and Connect Healthcare, have agreed to merge operations.

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

Alaska HIE Reboots With New Name, Architecture, Features

June 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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Things are changing fast for the statewide health information exchange in Alaska, with a name change, new technology architecture and additional interoperability offerings in the works.

New York Expands ADT Alerts Statewide

June 7, 2018  |  David Raths
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The New York eHealth Collaborative has expanded Admittance, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) alerts across the state’s eight regional health information exchanges through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY).

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.

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.

South Jersey Health Systems Unite on Behavioral Health Dashboard

May 9, 2018  |  David Raths
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With the help of the Camden Coalition, the South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative created a dashboard of agreed-upon metrics to help improve access, quality and care coordination.

With TEFCA Looming, HIE Leaders Discuss Changing Business Models

April 9, 2018  |  David Raths
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Regional health information exchanges are not an endangered species. That was the message from a panel of HIE leaders at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore 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.

In a Muddy HIE Landscape, CORHIO Delivers the Goods

April 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Denver-based Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has been able to attain levels of HIE achievement that are mostly unparalleled throughout the U.S.

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).

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

Minnesota Creating Task Force to Address HIE Issues

March 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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In Minnesota, an HIE Task Force is being created to address priority use cases and gaps, including care transitions between the organizations that use Epic’s EHR and organizations that do not.

Blue Shield of California to Make HIE Participation Mandatory in its Contracts

March 6, 2018  |  David Raths
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Blue Shield of California has announced that beginning this year it will require providers in its contracts to participate in the Manifest MedEx health information exchange.

Mobile Tool Enables Maryland Physicians to Access State PDMP Data

February 27, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Two healthcare organizations in Maryland have joined forces to give Maryland prescribers a mobile tool to efficiently access the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) data from within the e-prescribing workflow.

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