Health Information Exchange (HIE)

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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 »

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 »

CommonWell Plans EHR Pilot; Denies Data Will Be For Sale

Scott Mace | HealthLeaders Media | June 4, 2013

A joint effort to provide interoperability among the electronic health records systems of competing vendors is proceeding without a great deal of transparency and openness outside of the participating members. Read More »

CommonWell Wants To 'Open This Up'

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | March 14, 2014

In the year and 10 days since it was launched in New Orleans, the vendors of the CommonWell Health Alliance have been setting up the infrastructure for their vision of cross-competitive data liquidity. Now it's time to see what that interoperability can accomplish for the patient.

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Composable Software, Collaborative Development, and the CareWeb Framework

The CareWeb Framework (CWF) enables the software developer to build complex, richly interactive, web-based applications in a modular fashion...The CWF has been used as the basis for a complete EHR and CPOE system and has been ported to several open source EHRs, including OpenMRS, VistA, and RPMS. The CWF is open source software built upon open source software. Read More »

Conemaugh Health System One Of First Hospitals To Join Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN)

Press Release | Conemaugh Health System | September 11, 2012

The Conemaugh Health System is the first Pennsylvania non-government health care system and one of just 30 in the United Systems to go “LIVE” on the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Exchange. Read More »

Congress Dishes Out HIT Budgets, Interoperability Probes

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 22, 2014

Ten years after the creation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, amid record partisan discord, lawmakers are trying to address problems they see in the direction of health IT’s evolution...

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Congressman Offers 3-Point MU Fix

Tom Sullivan, | Healthcare IT News | June 23, 2014

With $23 billion already spent on incentivizing providers to adopt electronic health records, many in government and industry are wondering whether taxpayers and patients got what they paid for...

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Congressman Promotes Western NY Tech Economy

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 20, 2012

While most of Washington D.C. is engulfed in fiscal cliff negotiations, Congressman Brian Higgins, a Democrat from western New York, is urging lawmakers to support wider use of electronic health records and is also touting his home region’s somewhat bustling health IT economy. Read More »

Connected Health: Countries' Vary in Their Health IT Connectedness, but US Patients Are Ready, Willing and Welcoming EHRs

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Health Populi | February 16, 2012

How electronically connnected and communicative are nations’ health information infrastructures? Accenture has answered that question in its report, Making the Case for Connected Health.

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Continua Design Guidelines Adopted For e-health Interoperability

Staff Writer | CIOL | December 20, 2013

An important milestone for global e-health standardization has been achieved with final approval of a new standard that will better enable interoperability between e-health devices. The standard - Recommendation ITU-T H.810 - contains Continua Health Alliance's Design Guidelines providing "Interoperability design guidelines for personal health systems". Read More »

Continuing Connectivity Struggles Lead To Declining Satisfaction Scores For HIE Vendors

Press Release | KLAS | November 6, 2012

Across the health information exchange (HIE) market, providers are expressing dissatisfaction with their vendors as connectivity issues persist. This and other key findings were released in a new KLAS report "Health Information Exchange 2012: Muddled in Interfaces." Read More »

Cool Technology Of The Week

John Halamka | Life As A Healthcare CIO | November 9, 2012

While I was at AMIA this week, Will Ross of Redwood MedNet, introduced me to a low cost interoperability solution for small practices in rural locations.   It's similar in concept to the interoperability appliances that Massachusetts has used in its HIE.  Will calls his appliance the
"HIE Plug". Read More »

CVS Minute Clinic Experience Is Efficient And Effective, But EHR Interoperability Isn't

Neil Versel | Forbes.com | July 21, 2014

Back in February, major pharmacy chains including Walgreen Co., CVS Caremark, Rite Aid, Kroger and Safeway all announced via the White House website — an official channel if there ever was one — that they were endorsing the Blue Button initiative...

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