ONC Awards AHIMA Foundation $1.2M for HIE Project | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

ONC Awards AHIMA Foundation $1.2M for HIE Project

September 1, 2009
by root
| Reprints

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has awarded the Chicago-based American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation a one-year, $1.2 million grant to continue its State-level Health Information Exchange (SL-HIE) Consensus Project.

According to AHIMA, the Consensus Project will continue to provide field-based strategies and practices combined with consensus-based solutions to nationally advance HIE adoption, implementation and use to improve quality and increase systemic efficiencies.

The strategic priorities for the Project are to:

  • · Expand the knowledge base regarding effective HIE and SL-HIE governance, organizational effectiveness, and sustainability of SL-HIE efforts in the emerging nationwide context.
  • · Provide an effective state-level HIE voice for timely information about SL-HIE experiences and perspectives and to convey strategic input from the Forum that advances HIE development across states and nationwide.
  • · Provide targeted one-on-one technical supports and assistance to SL-HIE leaders in different stages as they develop and implement their statewide plans and governance and technical infrastructures in coordination with ONC.
  • · Provide a Health Information Exchange Information Service to enhance networking, shared learning and promising practices.

The Consensus Project has been sponsored by ONC and managed by the AHIMA Foundation since 2006. The AHIMA Foundation is the philanthropic and charitable arm of AHIMA.

Topics

News

Survey: Most Providers Say Interoperability by 2020 Not Attainable with Current Federal Policies

The majority of healthcare providers (71 percent) believe that current federal polices, committees and regulations are not sufficient to help the country attain meaningful health IT interoperability by 2020.

House Committee Presses Nuance Executives on NotPetya Attack

he U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is requesting that Nuance Communications executives provide more information about the malware incident, called NotPetya, that impacted the company, along with multinational companies in 65 countries, back in June.

Regenstrief Researchers to Study Impact of HIE on Emergency Care

Scientists at the Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute are conducting what they say is the first study of health information exchange (HIE) use over multiple years to evaluate whether it improves patient outcomes in emergency departments.

Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

In the first nine months of 2017, unintended disclosure accounted for 41 percent of healthcare data breach incidents, according to a report from specialist insurer Beazley.

Three More Providers Receive 2017 HIMSS Davies Awards

Three patient care organizations have received the 2017 global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that improve patient outcomes.

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.