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Phishing in the Stream: Unlimited Bandwidth, Driverless Cars, and the Future of Health Data

September 20, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
There is a widespread belief, misguided in my judgement, that owning your own copy of the data has intrinsic value and gives organizations competitive advantages. In contrast, APIs promote a single source of truth approach by making the data available on-demand.

HIEs Could Help Cut Billions in Medicare Spending, New Research Finds

September 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Health information exchanges (HIEs) have the potential to cut billions in Medicare spending, particularly in those healthcare markets that have established HIE infrastructures, according to new research.

CHIME, DirectTrust Partner with Goal of Universal HIE Network

August 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
CHIME and DirectTrust have announced they are collaborating to promote the universal deployment of the DirectTrust framework and health information exchange (HIE) network as the common electronic interface for health data exchange across the U.S.

At the HIE Sector’s Conference, Dr. Rucker Emphasizes Data Access, Open APIs and Interoperability, and Value

August 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
On Monday morning at the opening of the SHIEC Annual Conference being held in Indianapolis, National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, M.D. urged HIE leaders forward around interoperability and data-sharing for value in healthcare

SHIEC’s New CEO Discusses Vision and Finding HIEs’ Next Level of Value

August 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
New CEO Kelly Hoover Thompson talks about her vision for SHIEC, the role of HIEs in the healthcare industry and the opportunities, and challenges, facing HIE leaders in the evolving national healthcare landscape.

In Pennsylvania, Regional HIEs are Working Competitively—and Collaboratively, Too

August 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Leaders of two health information exchanges in Pennsylvania discuss strategies for HIE success, and also how they are collaborating in an increasingly competitive landscape.

ONC Outlines Key Outcomes for Trusted Exchange Framework in Kickoff Meeting

August 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), in its first meeting to establish a trusted exchange framework for health data, outlined three key outcomes that the agency feels is necessary for success.

Six State HIEs Now Participating in Patient Center Data Home Across the West

July 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
An HIE-to-HIE hub, known as the Patient Centered Data Home and spearheaded by SHIEC, is expanding across the West, with six states now connected and exchanging admission, discharge and transfer notifications for patients.

DirectTrust Provider Reach Hits 100K Milestone

July 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
DirectTrust, the Washington, D.C.-based alliance created by and for participants in the Direct exchange network, has announced that the number of healthcare organizations engaged in the network has now reached 100,000.

Three Large Health Systems Join North Carolina’s HIE

July 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
Three of the largest health systems in North Carolina, Duke Health, Novant Health and Carolinas HealthCare System, have signed agreements to connect to NC HealthConnex, North Carolina’s state-designated health information exchange (HIE).

Nebraska Health Department, NeHII Taking Steps to Enhance State PDMP

July 11, 2017  |  Heather Landi
The Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII), a statewide health information exchange (HIE) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services are taking steps to capture state prescription information and deliver it to Nebraska’s enhanced...

Connecticut Takes Another Stab (or Two) at HIEs

July 11, 2017  |  David Raths
Connecticut, a state that has struggled to create a statewide health information exchange, may soon have two.
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