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3 IT Lessons Learned From ONC's Western States HIE Consortium

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 10, 2013

A group of 13 states came together in 2011 to iron out the process, technology, policy and governance issues to enable interstate health information exchange via Direct. In collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the Western States Consortium (WSC) on Friday published its final report from the ongoing efforts. Read More »

3 Reasons Interoperability Prices Will Skyrocket In 2014

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | November 6, 2013

[...] As many probably know, New York has a vision of a statewide network. Over the years this vision has changed from one of just policy and oversight to being a free state funded and operated network. I have also heard managers of other state-designated entities for health information exchange (HIE) speak of similar ideals so this isn't just about New York but about government funded solutions and how they drive up costs. [...] Read More »

5 Questions With Stephen Mickelsen, Mobile Application Architect For Humetrix iBlueButton

Chad Johnson | HL7Standards.com | September 9, 2013

[...] While not often considered a hot topic at the C-suite level, the government has taken some very interesting steps to encourage patients to become willing participants in their care, be it through ACO preventative care measures or healthcare standards. Read More »

A Consulting Firm Transition to Open Source Health Software

Andy Oram | EMR and HIPPA | September 7, 2016

The best hope for sustaining HLN as an open source vendor is the customization model: when an agency needs a new feature or a customized clinical decision support rule, it contracts with HLN to develop it. Naturally, the agency could contract with anyone it wants to upgrade open source software, but HLN would be the first place to look because they are familiar with software they built originally. Other popular models include offering support as a paid service, and building proprietary tools on top of the basic open source version (“open core”). The temptation to skim off the cream of the product and profit by it is so compelling that one of the most vocal stalwarts of the open source process, MariaDB (based on the popular MySQL database) recently broke radically from its tradition and announced a proprietary license for its primary distinguishing extension.

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A Troubling Strategy At Health IT Week

Adrian Gropper | The Health Care Blog | September 19, 2013

Health IT Week demonstrated a double barrel strategy to segregate patient information from provider information. Providers already have the power to set prices and health IT plays the central role. Read More »

Cerner Supports Blue Button + To Engage Individuals For Better Health

Andy Heeren | Cerner Blog | June 27, 2013

As health care in the United States continues to digitize, we’re seeing a shift in the way people perceive their role in their own health and care. [...] Read More »

Direct Protocol May Favor Large Providers And Vendors

Scott Mace | HealthLeaders Media | December 10, 2013

A medical group's call for allowing licensed physicians, without vendor interference, to designate any recipients or senders of messages using the Direct protocol puts a spotlight on nagging EHR interoperability issues. Read More »

Direct Secure Messaging Makes Big Impact In Chicago Behavioral Health Community

Erica Galvez | Health IT Buzz | September 5, 2012

Individuals with serious mental illnesses are 2.6 times more likely than the general public to develop cancer and nearly twice as likely to end up in an emergency or inpatient department with a serious injury, according to recent studies conducted at Johns Hopkins. Read More »

Feds Release Latest Version Of Connect

Joseph Conn | ModernHealthcare.com | February 13, 2013

The federal government has released its latest version of the open source Connect software platform for advanced health information exchange. Read More »

Greenway Founding Member Of Carequality Data Exchange Initiative

Press Release | Carequality, Greenway | February 24, 2014

Greenway® is joining more than two dozen healthcare organizations representing providers, retail health, health information exchanges, health information technology, payers and other multi-platform networks in founding and supporting roles of Carequality (“care-e-quality”) during its launch at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society Annual Conference and Exhibition (HIMSS14) in Orlando. Read More »

Greenway Shows The Value Of Patient Data Beyond The EHR At HIMSS14

Press Release | Greenway | February 23, 2014

Company accelerates interoperability of data across platforms for care coordination, clinically driven financials and optimized population health; to demonstrate in booth 2503 Read More »

Halamka: Advice to the New National Coordinator

Karen DeSalvo started as the new National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology on January 13, 2014.  After my brief discussion with her last week, I can already tell she's a good listener, aware of the issues, and is passionate about using healthcare IT as a tool to improve population health...What advice would I give her, given the current state of healthcare IT stakeholders?

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Hawaii HIE Supporting A Diverse Health IT Ecosystem

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 19, 2012

Hawaii was one of the last states in the U.S. to adopt Direct secure messaging services, said Christine Sakuda, executive director of the Hawaii Health Information Exchange, but in the past few years, providers and physicians on the state’s seven islands have embraced electronic health record systems, through a mix of public and payer incentives. Read More »

It’s Doctors Versus Hospitals Over Meaningful Use

Adrian Gropper | The Health Care Blog | December 12, 2013

The Massachusetts Medical Society may be the first to notice that Meaningful Use EHR mandates favor large providers and technology vendors. Control over the Nationwide Health Information Network sets the stage for how physicians refer, receive decision support, report quality, and interact with patients. Read More »

Launch Of Connect 4.0 – An HIE Advancement Driven By Federal Collaboration

Lauren Thompson | Health IT Buzz | February 11, 2013

I am excited to announce that today, February 11, 2012, we are releasing CONNECT version 4.0, which supports the current federal IT standards and Meaningful Use Stage 2 core objectives related to the secure electronic exchange of information. Read More »