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The Sequoia Project Touts Interoperability Growth in Fifth Year

April 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Sequoia Project is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month by announcing that its various interoperability initiatives have grown by health organization participants, by geographic reach, and by the sheer number of health records exchanged electronically.

Arizona HIE Gets New Name, New Strategic Plan

April 21, 2017  |  David Raths
news
The statewide health insurance exchange in Arizona has a new name, a new strategic plan and a new governance approach.

In New York, Statewide HIE Re-examining Consent Model

April 17, 2017  |  David Raths
article
The New York eHealth Collaborative proposes that the Statewide Health Information Network for New York consider broadening its consent policy to enable care coordination, quality improvement, and other population health efforts.

WEDI Names Laurie Darst, Jay Eisenstock to Lead Board of Directors

April 4, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) announced the election of Laurie Darst as chair and Jay Eisenstock as chair-elect of the board of directors.

Buying into Healthcare’s Blockchain Hype

April 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
After speaking and listening to industry experts discuss blockchain in recent months, it’s not hard to see why there’s so much buzz about its potential in healthcare.

Connecticut State Medical Society to Establish Physician-Led HIE

April 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) has announced a partnership with KaMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) in which the organizations will establish a statewide, physician-led health information exchange.

Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative Appoints New Interim Executive Director

March 30, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), the national trade association of health information exchanges (HIEs), announced it has hired Pam Matthews, R.N., to perform interim executive director duties for the nonprofit organization.

Texas HIE Approved as CMS Qualified Registry

March 29, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), a health information exchange (HIE) organization in San Antonio and surrounding Texas counties, has received clearance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to become a qualified registry.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Blockchain’s Promise Has Healthcare Innovators Eager

March 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Although the healthcare industry is behind most other sectors when it comes to interoperability and security, newfound optimism has emerged in the form of a technology that potentially can help solve both of these challenges—blockchain.

Information Blocking is Routine and Fairly Widespread, Survey of HIEs Finds

March 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
In a survey, 50 percent of HIE leaders said electronic health record (EHR) vendors "routinely" engage in information blocking, and 25 percent reported that hospitals and health systems routinely engage in business practices that interfere with...

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Health Systems Find Partners for Multi-Sector Data Sharing

March 21, 2017  |  David Raths
article
What economic and regulatory forces are making health systems focus their energy on gathering data on social determinants and share data more broadly across sectors?

New Research Points to ER, Patient Improvements with HIE Use

March 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A study of hospital emergency departments has found that hospitals can significantly improve both the quality of care and operational efficiency when their physicians access a patient’s medical records in the HIE.
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