Health Information Exchange (HIE)

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Analytics: Moving Health Care Forward

Jean DerGurahian | SearchHealthIT.com | October 1, 2011

Hospital administrators are leading the use of health care analytics for a range of functions in provider settings. Driving their increased use are a few key clinical and business factors: the desire to meet meaningful use requirements, create quality reports, and better capture revenue, according to the results of SearchHealthIT.com's business intelligence survey. Read More »

Approaches for Immunization Information System (IIS) Project Collaboration with HIE Networks

We have written in a previous policy white paper about collaboration between Immunization Information System (IIS) projects and Health Information Exchange (HIE) networks, and a second more technical white paper about options for interoperability between IIS and electronic health record (EHR) systems. We described a range of interoperability options for EHR users and IIS and the strengths and challenges of each alternative...

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Better IT, More Efficiencies Needed At Joint VA/DOD Health Centers, GAO Finds

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 1, 2012

There are several barriers to healthcare collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, especially in the area of health IT, a Government Accountability Office report has found (PDF). Read More »

Bi-directional Health Information Exchange (BHIE) between VA & DoD

Michael Luby | Government Health IT | May 17, 2013

In a recent Daily Show episode, Stewart was highlighting the backlog, nearly 900,000 strong in VA claims, that is now taking about 273 days per claim to process. Stewart went on to state that the fact that VA and DoD electronic medical records “don’t talk to each other” was the centerpiece to the VA benefits problem.Well, Stewart was half right. Read More »

Big Data Impacting Healthcare

Sarah E. Fletcher | EMR & EHR | July 19, 2013

It is generally agreed that bigger is better.  When it comes to data, big data can be a challenge as well as a boon for healthcare.  As Meaningful Use drives electronic documentation and technologies grow to support it, big data is a reality that has to be managed to be meaningful. Read More »

Black Book: Payers Leading Snub Of Public HIEs

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | January 28, 2014

As federal funds supporting health information exchanges dry up, 83 percent of the nation's public HIEs are stalling, according to a new report from Black Book. Read More »

Black Book: Tech Support from EHR Vendors Essential as Many Hospital Clients Vent Frustrations

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | February 16, 2016

Electronic health record vendors that don't offer robust customer technical support services risk losing established clients and new customers, according to a new report from Black Book Market Research that found that one-third of hospitals surveyed are currently unhappy with their IT support...

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Blue Button Expands Access To Include CCDs, OpenNotes

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | January 30, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs [...] has just announced the addition of several new features to the patient portal [Blue Button]. In addition to overhauling its user interface and expanding its technical development, the VA is giving its patients access to continuity of care documents (CCD), as well as integrating an OpenNotes feature, which allows patients to view physician documentation. Read More »

Blue Button Initiative Presents Issues For EHR Compatibility

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | October 24, 2012

The Automated Blue Button Initiative (ABBI), backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and increasingly adopted by smaller providers, has been lauded for giving patients easy access to their electronic health records (EHRs) and fostering collaborative treatment... Read More »

Boost To VA EHR In The Works

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | July 4, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a three-year, $162 million contract for upgrades to its VistA electronic health record. The announcement comes just as government officials assert in a news release Thursday that the multi-billion dollar acquisition to modernize the Department of Defense electronic health record is on track...

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Bridging Medicine's Electronic Gap

Staff | MD News | December 8, 2011

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 20% of seniors have five or more chronic conditions for which these patients visit an average of 13 separate providers and receive an average of 50 prescriptions. Given this statistic, how can the 13th physician safely and effectively treat a patient without the benefit of any prior medical information? Read More »

California HIE Taps iBlueButton

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | October 23, 2013

Humetrix, a provider of consumer-centric mobile healthcare applications, and the developer of the iBlueButton app, announced Tuesday that the State of California Office of Health Information Integrity (OHII) has chosen iBlueButton to participate in its upcoming Health Information Exchange (HIE) pilot. Read More »

CALiPHR® ECQM Solution Made Available as Open Source Technology

Press Release | Audacious Inquiry (Ai), CALiPHR | October 27, 2016

Audacious Inquiry (Ai), a health information technology and policy company, announced today that the CQM Aligned Population Health Reporting (CAliPHR®) code is now available via GitHub. As open-source technology, providers, organizations, and states who are interested in utilizing CAliPHR can now download the source code free of charge. Ai will remain the steward of the open source project as it continues to actively contribute product enhancements...

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Can Public And Private HIEs Get Along?

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | November 16, 2012

Public health information exchanges (HIEs) have expressed concerns about compatibility and sustainability as the number of private HIEs continues to rise, according to eHealth Initiative's 12th Annual HIE Survey. Read More »

Carequality Interoperability Framework Published

Press Release | Carequality, The Sequoia Project | December 7, 2015

Carequality today announced publication of the Carequality Interoperability Framework. The comprehensive Framework consists of multiple elements, including legal terms, policy requirements, technical specifications, and governance processes, which operationalize data sharing under the previously approved Principles of Trust. The Framework is now available for health information exchange networks, vendors, payers, and others across the healthcare ecosystem to adopt, providing a practical approach to unlocking previously unseen levels of connectivity. Read More »