Health Information Exchange (HIE)

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Carequality Launches Significant Industry-Wide Effort Focused On Achieving Interoperability Between Existing And Emerging HIE Networks

Press Release | Healtheway, Carequality | February 24, 2014

Healtheway today announced the formation of Carequality (pronounced “care-e-quality”), a new initiative dedicated to accelerating progress in health data exchange  among multi-platform networks, healthcare providers, electronic health record (EHR) vendors and health information exchange (HIE) vendors. Carequality is an open, transparent and inclusive industry-driven  effort. It will convene stakeholders and facilitate industry consensus to develop and maintain a standards-based interoperability framework that enables information exchange between and among networks.
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Case Study: Achieving Meaningful Use Targets With careMESH Digital Referrals and Transitions of Care

The Medical Home Development Group (MHDG) is a Washington D.C.-based physician group which qualifies for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. On the heels of successfully meeting their Meaningful Use (MU-1) objective with the implementation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR), MHDG focused 2018 on seeking innovative ways to meet MU-2 measures through new digital referral and care transition processes...Quickly nearing the end of the performance period, MHDG chose the careMESH secure, cloud-based communications platform and embedded workflow tools to meet the measure in time. By retrieving patient records from their Sevocity EHR and using the careMESH multi-channel delivery approach to ensure truly digital sharing with all of the receiving providers, MHDG had an opportunity to complete its reporting requirements before year-end.

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CAV Systems Announces Relational Database Replicator for FileMan MUMPS Databases

Press Release | CAV Systems | November 6, 2014

CAV Systems Ltd, a leading Israeli software company, recently completed development of FileMan Replicator, a software solution that creates and continuously updates a relational database replica of MUMPS databases, either Caché or GT.M,  that are managed by the FileMan Database Management System. Read More »

CCHIT To Test EHR, HIE Interoperability

Patrick Ouellette | EHR Intelligence | October 12, 2012

To follow up yesterday’s news that Healtheway’s public-private partnership with eHealth Exchange (formerly NwHIN) was official, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) announced plans to work on a health information exchange (HIE) testing program. Read More »

CDC Urges Increased Prevention, Surveillance Of Superbugs

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | March 6, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking hospitals and public health agencies to increase their efforts to track, isolate and hopefully slow the growth of an emerging variety of highly antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Read More »

Central New York Health RHIO Chooses Mirth's HIE Solution

Press Release | Market Wire | June 3, 2013

HealtheConnections, the Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) for Central New York,  announced that it has successfully completed the migration to a new HIE system powered by Mirth. Read More »

CFOs Stress Need for Next Generation RCM Tools but Hefty MU Investments Deplete Many Hospital’s Cash Reserves, Black Book Survey Reports

Press Release | Black Book | November 3, 2014

Seventy-nine percent of hospital CFOs running outdated financial systems say they nervously face the coming year without evolved Revenue Cycle tools. Continued meaningful use expenses for EHR, HIE, analytics, portals and mobile apps are hitting hospitals hard as changes in payment models based on patient compliance, pricing transparency, and population health demand even more capital...

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Challenging HIT Vendors To Contribute Solutions

Rupinder Colby | HITECH Answers | January 22, 2014

[...] Today’s environment largely consists of providers within a community that share patient information by pushing and pulling episodic data—mainly leveraging Continuity of Care Documents (CCD). Unfortunately, the first generation of exchanges are not prepared to meet healthcare’s long term needs and the time is now for HIE 2.0. Read More »

CHIME and DirectTrust Announce Collaboration

Press Release | CHIME, DirectTrust | August 30, 2017

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and DirectTrust today announced they are collaborating to promote the universal deployment of the DirectTrust framework and health information exchange network as the common electronic interface for health information exchange across the U.S...

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CIO: Consider 'Lessons Learned' Before Implementing Open Source EHRs

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | July 9, 2013

Open source electronic health record systems such as VistA are better than closed proprietary systems in terms of development, innovation and continuous quality improvement, but providers can still make the transition run more smoothly, according to Peter Groen, former CIO of Atlanta VA Medical Center. Read More »

Cloud-based Images Help Montefiore Doctors with Referrals

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee | Information Week | August 31, 2011

At Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y., physicians often review medical images of referred patients who aren't yet official patients of the institution--a review that helps them determine if the case warrants their clinical expertise. Read More »

CMS: Stage 2 And Stage 3 Of Meaningful Use Will Be Extended

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | December 9, 2013

CMS and the ONC have announced that the next two phases of the EHR Incentive Programs will be extended in order to provide more time for professionals to adapt to the increased requirements and give rule makers a chance to examine the industry’s progress. Read More »

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 »

Collaborative Creates Model For Reporting To State Cancer Surveillance Registry

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | August 12, 2014

...The collaborative effort by the Kentucky state public health department, the University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Regional Extension Center (REC) used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Replicating Effective Programs model to disseminate cancer therapy data from oncology practices in the state to a cancer surveillance registry. The project's work plan included recruiting practices and vendors, clinical management and staffing....

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CommonWell Health Alliance To Launch Initial Interoperability Service Offerings In Illinois, North Carolina And South Carolina

Press Release | CommonWell Health Alliance | December 11, 2013

CommonWell Health Alliance (the "Alliance") – the health information technology (HIT) vendor-led interoperability effort – announced today that Chicago, Illinois; Elkin and Henderson, North Carolina; and Columbia, South Carolina have been selected as participating regions for its first rollout of CommonWell's interoperability services. Read More »