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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Passage of HITECH and the Affordable Care Act marked the advent of the era of accountable care and its foundational initiative, population health management, which relies heavily on HIT systems to communicate with each other and accurately identify patients as they move across a care continuum.
Seven health plans in Colorado are collaborating on a multi-payer data-sharing online tool that aims to enhance and improve the delivery of care for the state's residents.
National electronic prescription network vendor Surescripts knows a thing or two about health information exchange, having moved 1.5 billion prescriptions, 80 million medication histories and 1 million controlled substance transactions in 2014.
With a coalition of providers and health IT vendors, Health Level Seven International has launched a project to accelerate development and adoption of HL7s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources.
The recipients of HDM's inaugural Women in Healthcare IT awards have taken different paths to leadership positions.
HIE Great Lakes Health Connect in Grand Rapids, Mich., is now making available to its more than 120 member hospitals and their physician providers the MedHx medication history management platform from Rockville, Md.-based DrFirst.
What do they want in 2015? Interoperability would be nice.
From the coming of ICD-10 to health information exchange compatibility to meaningful use mandates, its no surprise that healthcare IT organizations and the project management offices who support them can find it a struggle to keep up with the pace of change.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen DeSalvo, M.D., admits there have been growing pains with health IT yet argues that the big picture remains that HIT can advance not only healthcare in this country but serve to improve health as a whole by tracking patients over time.
Like other information technologies, radiology informatics is rapidly innovating. In the next five years, radiologists will enjoy better resolution and brightness of displays, as well as greater storage, networking, and processing power.
Health information exchange organizations Southern Tier Healthlink in Binghamton, N.Y., and Taconic Health Information Network and Community in Fishkill, N.Y., have announced plans to merge into a single entity called HealthlinkNY.
In an effort to better connect electronic health records to health information exchanges, the New York eHealth Collaboratives EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup has formed a strategic relationship with HIMSS and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) to streamline the process for achieving connectivity between EHR and HIE systems.
With interoperability challenges continuing to plague the healthcare industry and impatience growing among consumers and providers, the eHealth Initiative on Thursday announced the first set of priorities for its 2020 Roadmap designed to to enable coordinated efforts by public and private sector organizations to transform care delivery through data exchange and health information technology.
With National HIT Coordinator Karen DeSalvo recently transferred to another position in the Department of Health and Human Services to assist in Ebola management work, many other officials leaving in recent months and Jacob Reider soon also to depart, there has been talk of a brain drain at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Georgia Health Information Network, the states health information exchange, and South Carolinas Health Information Exchange have announced the successful launch of the connection between the two statewide networks.