Stories here include reports from the emerging exchanges across the country that are enabling data sharing among hospitals, group practices, labs, imaging facilities, pharmacies and payers. Topics include HIE governance and related standards, such as HL7.
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Today marks the start of National Health IT Week, Sept. 15-19, with events and activities in Washington, D.C. and around the country designed to bring attention to the value of health information technology.
Former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, now a founding partner of investment firm 7wire Ventures, has launched Livongo Health, which offers a suite of services to support management of chronic conditions, starting with diabetes.
The New York State Department of Health has published its draft Statewide Health Information for New York (SHIN-NY) regulation. The proposal describes the policy and funding framework for SHIN-NY and related privacy and security policies, as well as exchange services.
Open source software developer Amida has released the second version of its Data Reconciliation Engine (DRE), a Blue Button-branded software component that supports the aims of the Blue Button Initiative.
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) from standards development organization Health Level Seven is gaining momentum as an open healthcare data standard.
Art Krumrey got into health IT through a job swap.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking scientific information submissions from the public on health information exchange.
Immunization information systems, or registries, have been around for more than 20 years but they are now focused on interoperability with electronic health records, creating a comprehensive immunization database to better track vaccinations.
How does a physician treating many patients without broadband access meet patient engagement measures under the electronic health records meaningful use program? CMS has issued three new frequently asked questions on meaningful use including the issue of low bandwidth accessibility.
The National Institutes of Health has released a final genomic data sharing policy that promotes sharing of large-scale human and non-human genomic data generated from NIH-funded research.
As part of the Blue Button initiative, several states are currently involved in a pilot program that allows parents to gain direct online access to their childrens immunization records.
The Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticuts state-run exchange will join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as CEO of the Marketplace, also known as the federal governments health care exchange.
The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium, a group of providers, IT vendors, system integrators and venture-led firms dedicated to solving the industry-wide interoperability problem, has filed for incorporation in the State of Delaware as a first step to gaining legitimacy as an organization.
Despite open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans not starting until November 15, a new report estimates that nearly 7 million adults may be able to enroll through special enrollment periods.
Premier Inc., a healthcare alliance of 3,000 hospitals and 110,000 other providers, this week sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee warning that the governments efforts to bring transparency to the healthcare market by releasing data needs context to have value for consumers.