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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Health Data Management recently asked John Halamka, M.D., CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and co-chair of the HIT Standards Committee that advises federal agencies, if the healthcare industry needs Stage 3 of the electronic health records meaningful use program.
A new report assessing the interoperability capabilities of six major electronic health records vendors finds they are trying to convince the market they have the answers for data interoperability, but in reality, they still have a ways to go.
Information blockingboth by providers and vendorsis preventing the sharing of patients electronic health records and dashing any hope of realizing true EHR interoperability, according to witnesses who testified during a Senate health committee hearing on Thursday.
A $15.3 million grant from the Duke Endowment to Health Sciences South Carolina will fuel the nation's first dual-state health collaborative in North Carolina and South Carolina, aimed at tackling the common health issues faced by many American communities.
It took about five years, but Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC)a health information exchange serving most of the State of Michiganrecently linked its 1,000th physician practice to its closed-loop referrals management service.
The American Health Information Management Association is seeking comments on a roadmap for collaboration between health information management professionals, standards developers and vendors to support the capture, management, sharing and use of electronic health information.
NantHealth, which has designed genomic and protein-based molecular diagnostic testing services to support personalized cancer treatment, and recently aligned with software vendor Allscripts, has bought the commercial Healthcare Solutions unit of Harris Corporation.
Terri Steinberg, M.D., chief health information officer and vice president of population health informatics at Wilmington, Delaware-based Christiana Care Health System, had a novel idea about three years ago: using predictive analytics to identify at-risk patients with ischemic heart disease.
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By a vote of 344 to 77, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved the 21st Century Cures Act including several health information technology provisions designed to improve electronic health records interoperability.
The nations most wired hospitals are taking more aggressive privacy and security measures to protect patient data, as well as leveraging portals to better engage with patients as these organizations transition from volume-based to value-based care.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants home health agencies to accelerate their use of health information technology. The agency is issuing no mandates yet, but certainly is leaving the door open.
Health information exchange continues to face obstacles to widespread adoption with health insurers being part of the problem.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is calling for a renewed push to establish a unique national patient identifier and is unleashing its 1,600 chief information officers and clinical medical informatics officers to press Congress to remove the current prohibition on such an identifier.
At the request of Congress, a Health IT Policy Committee task force will develop recommendations for removing technical and financial barriers to the interoperability of electronic health records.