health information exchanges (HIE)

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A Discussion of Medicaid’s $5 Billion/Year IT Infrastructure Transformation

CMS provides funding to the tune of 5 billion dollars per year to support the Medicaid information technology platforms run by the states. In December 2015, CMS issued a final rule, Mechanized Claims Processing and Information Retrieval Systems (90%  Federal/10% State), to assist states to update Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) in over 20 states. These changes will allow states to improve customer service and support the dynamic nature of Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, and delivery systems. Also within this rule was language directing the Medicaid Enterprise towards an open, modular architecture.

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Healthcare Interoperability Research Propositions of the ONC Blockchain Challenge

Peter B. Nichol | CIO | August 18, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), recently launched an initiative called the ONC Blockchain Challenge and invited healthcare and technology leaders to submit research papers to explore the "use of blockchain in Health IT and Health-released Research"...

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HIT Necessities For Struggling Hospitals

Rachael Watson | Alego Health | December 19, 2014

Hospital CFOs are again reporting that their budgets are thin and that they are facing such a financial drain that they are unable to afford much needed new IT solutions like revenue cycle management software, and that their organization’s financial problems likely will last until at least 2016...

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US Government Office Of The National Coordinator For Health Information Technology (ONC) Joins the OpenID Foundation

Mike Leszcz | OpenID | August 21, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has joined the OpenID Foundation (OIDF). ONC is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and utilize the most advanced health information technology for the electronic exchange of health information...

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What Scares Me About Healthcare & Electric Power Security

John B. Dickson | Information Week | October 28, 2014

...As a security guy, what industries scare you most?” I get that question more frequently than you might imagine and my answer is always the same -- the healthcare and electrical power industries...

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Where did the issue of health data exchange disappear to?

There has been extensive talk about the scandals at the VA and remedies for them, including the political and financial ramifications of partial privatization. Republicans have suggested it for some time, but for the solution to be picked up by socialist Independent Senator Bernie Sanders clinches the matter. What no one has pointed out yet, however–and what makes this development relevant to the Datapalooza–is that such a reform will make the free flow of patient information between providers more crucial than ever. Read More »