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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Cloud-based physician software and billing services vendor athenahealth Inc. is expressing disappointment and frustration with a policy reversal by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General. The OIG terminated its own 2011 advisory opinion regarding the company's online service that facilitates the exchange of information between healthcare providers and suppliers.
Sharing patient information within and beyond enterprise boundaries can seem like an impossible problem to solve. Vendor neutral archiving can meet growing needs for efficient delivery of comprehensive patient information.
Clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, are conducting a pilot program in which notes they write about patients' mental health treatment is shared with those patients
The HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HSXSEPA), the health information exchange for the five-county area surrounding Philadelphia, wasn't one of the first HIEs out of the blocks, but Executive Director Martin Lupinetti believes the organization, which tested its first live exchange of a CCD document in December 2013, is on solid ground.
As interoperability experts make connections, conference looks at wider data-sharing issues.
Physician and patient education and engagement technology developer PatientPoint, Cincinnati, has signed a distribution agreement with urology health IT developer Healthtronics IT Solutions, Austin, Texas, to deliver urology-specific population health management tools to Healthtronics customers.
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At last week's Federal Trade Commission workshop on healthcare competition held in Washington, industry stakeholders warned that the proliferation of closed data networks are trapping providers and patients into proprietary networks that are barriers to interoperability and competition. Specifically, they charged that some health systems block patient information sharing in ways that have antitrust implications.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Washington, D.C., is offering a $100,000 prize for the winner of the PCORI Matchmaking App Challenge, the organization's newest initiative to encourage research partnerships.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA), Austin, have announced the posting of TX-HIE accreditation program criteria for public review.
The U.S. House of Representatives on March 27 plans to vote on fast-track legislation to delay the ICD-10 compliance date by one year to Oct. 1, 2015. The legislation also would delay Medicare payment cuts to physicians under the Sustainable Growth Rate formula until April 1, 2015. Currently, the payment cuts go into effect on April 1, 2014.
Industry stakeholder advocacy organization eHealth Initiative is starting work on a major report to assess the transformation of the healthcare industry by 2020 and the barriers that could slow progress.
Health information exchange technology has the potential to bring patient information directly from an electronic health record to a provider delivering care.
Free software that can import data, then calculate, display, and export electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) is now certified as an inpatient electronic health record module under the 2014 Edition of the EHR meaningful use program.
The changing market climate has improved incentives for the adoption of healthcare information technology and health information exchange and as a result HIT and HIE are beginning to take off, according to Micky Tripathi, president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative.
Up until five years ago, the healthcare system had notably underinvested in electronic health records and health information exchange compared both to other sectors in the economy and other industrialized countries, said