continuity of care

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Better Coordination Of Care Could Save $1.5 Billion Annually

Tracey Walker | Managed Healthcare Executive | May 1, 2014

Improving the coordination of care for elderly patients with chronic diseases reduces costs, use of health services and complications, according to a new RAND Corporation study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.  

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Blue Button Is Powerful Tool For Patients

Press Release | PinsYourWay.com | November 8, 2012

The Blue Button program is more than just a VA initiative – it is a new way of thinking, writes a blogger dedicated to sharing the patient story. Read More »

Brazil studies the adoption of openEHR

Jussara Macedo Rotzsch | E-Health Reporter | August 22, 2012

The country sets new standards and methods for its National Electronic Health Record Project...As part of the implementation process for stage III of government decree No. 2.073, OF THE 31ST AUGUST 2011, a national EHR Workshop was held aimed at defining the methods and standards to be used for the Brazilian EHR Project (RES-National)...

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Coalition Defines EHR to HIE Data Sharing Standards

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | November 8, 2011

A band of U.S. states and technology vendors came together to create technical specifications that enable EHRs to feed into HIEs. The specifications, agreed upon Tuesday, “leverage existing HL7 standards, technical frameworks from IHE International, and HIE implementations,” the group explained in a prepared statement. Read More »

Congress Stepping in After Reorganizations, Leadership Vacuum Leave HHS Cybersecurity Center's Fate Unclear

David Thornton | Federal News Radio | June 20, 2018

The Health and Human Services Department doesn’t want to talk about its Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. And that’s no surprise, since it doesn’t seem to know what to do with it, and no one who was responsible for standing it up is involved with it anymore. Lawmakers from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions sent a letter on June 5 to HHS Secretary Alex Azar pointing out some significant omissions in the department’s Cybersecurity Threat Preparedness Report, which the department is required to submit to Congress. The report is supposed to detail HHS’ responsibilities and preparedness to deal with cyber threats in health care.

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HIE Is Critical Public Utility In Sandy Disaster

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | October 31, 2012

The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) sees itself as a "public utility" as much as an HIE. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as patients bounce between hospitals (and as other public utilities, such as electricity and transportation, are compromised), it has enabled critical continuity of care. Read More »

In Disasters Such As Sandy, HIE Is 'As Critical As Having Roads, As Having Fire Hydrants'

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | October 31, 2012

The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) sees itself as a "public utility" as much as an HIE. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as patients bounce between hospitals (and as other public utilities, such as electricity and transportation, are compromised), it has enabled critical continuity of care. Read More »

Not So Fast: CMS Says Meaningful Use Not Dead, New Incentive Program Will Take Time

Mike Miliard | Healthcare Finance | January 20, 2016

One week after Andy Slavitt said meaningful use would be replaced soon, the acting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator and national coordinator Karen DeSalvo made it clear that the changes would take time and that providers must still follow the current program. Slavitt and DeSalvo in a blog post Tuesday afternoon explained the new regulatory framework would move away from measuring clicks to focusing on care...

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NSF-Funded Study To Find Efficiency Models In VA Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 16, 2012

A group of researchers led by an industrial engineer have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to find efficiency models for patient-centered medical homes by studying the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the largest health system in the country. Read More »

popHealth App Challenge Launched by ONC and Health 2.0

We should be seeing major improvements to the open source popHealth reporting tool as a result of a Challenge Award just announced by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Health 2.0. It is hoped that the awards will  motivate developers to create innovative applications that will enhance the open source tool beyond its current capabilities. The hope is that the challenge will generate new methods of leveraging the program’s current reporting functions and open source framework to help providers better understanding and care for patient populations...

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WellTrackONE and Zoeticx Demonstrate Interoperability by Integrating Good Samaritan’s EHR System with Indiana HIE

The long awaited road to true healthcare IT system interoperability is being implemented at Good Samaritan in Indiana, enabling the 232-bed community health-care facility to better deliver on its commitment to delivering exceptional patient care.  The system will also enable the hospital to substantially increase their practice’s revenue while containing healthcare system integration costs....The integration is being made possible with Zoeticx’s Patient-Clarity interoperability platform which will integrate WellTrackONE’s Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) patient reports with Indiana’s Health Information Exchange (IHIE) and the hospital’s Allscripts EHR.

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