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Hospital Health Information Exchange by the Numbers

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | February 8, 2016

Health information exchange technology is in use among hospitals across the country.
While advancing interoperability is the aim of several current federal health IT initiatives, health information exchange is already occurring. The mechanisms for exchanging health data exchange differ as to their output and usability, but they do bridge information gaps between healthcare providers...

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How Industry Collaboration​ Shaped the Carequality Interoperability Framework

Key to the success of the Carequality Interoperability Framework was the enthusiastic participation of healthcare IT industry leaders and organizations and their collaboration with Carequality. This work was carried out under the guidance and direction of the Sequoia Project staff, with input from the Carequality Query Work Group.  Carequality, a public-private collaborative initiative of The Sequoia Project, creates a standardized, national-level interoperability framework to link all data sharing networks. The Carequality Interoperability Framework is a collection of documents that are used to operationalize data sharing that include...

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Indian Health Service Solving e-Health Challenges With Help From VA

Sean McCalley | Federal News Radio | October 8, 2012

The Indian Health Service's electronic health records system is getting an upgrade. And it's following the same joint EHR plan as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Defense Department. Read More »

InterSystems Successfully Completes eHealth Exchange Product Testing to Ensure Interoperability

Press Release | InterSystems, Healtheway | January 8, 2015

InterSystems...today announced that the InterSystems HealthShare® informatics platform has successfully completed the eHealth Exchange Product Testing Program. As an eHealth Exchange Validated product, HealthShare supports a common set of standards and specifications that enable a secure, trusted, and interoperable connection among all participating eHealth Exchange organizations for the standardized flow of information, benefiting millions of patients. Read More »

Major Interoperability Initiative Launched During the Annual Meeting of The Sequoia Project

On December 5, 2019, HLN Consulting, LLC participated in The Sequoia Project's day long annual meeting which was held just outside of Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. As a leading healthcare informatics consulting company HLN monitors developments in healthcare interoperability nationally with particular emphasis on the impact to public health agencies and their stakeholders. This conference represented a good opportunity to participate in the start of a major interoperability initiative that will play out over the next several years. In addition to this report, the Sequoia Project posted the proceedings of the meeting online, including the recorded discussions as well as the slides from the presentations. Read More »

Making Personal Health Data Available During an Emergency

If you or your family were injured during a disaster like a hurricane, earthquake or forest fire, wouldn’t you want your health data to be available to first responders and others who are there to provide care? We thought you might, and we are partnering with the State of California to pilot just such a project. Working at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), we have had the opportunity to leverage investments in health information technology to spur innovation in public health and preparedness...

Mario Hyland Makes The Case For Continuous Interoperability

Beth Walsh | Clinical Innovation+Technology | July 25, 2014

Interoperability has been a key buzz word heard along the road toward modernizing the American healthcare system. But standards, conformance to those standards, and thorough testing to ensure conformance are all required to achieve true, seamless information exchange. That’s the message advocated by Mario Hyland, senior vice president and founder of AEGIS, a consulting firm focused on advancing a health IT testing infrastructure. Hyland spoke with Clinical Innovation + Technology about current interoperability and testing challenges.

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MHS, Navy CIOs Open Up About iEHR

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 14, 2013

In a surprisingly frank conversation about iEHR, CIOs of the Military Health System and the U.S. Navy offered a glimpse into how their organization makes large IT decisions, most notably concerning the EHR it is looking to acquire. Read More »

Mirth Enters into Agreement to Power Arizona’s Statewide Health Information Exchange

Press Release | HINAz, Mirth, Quality Systems | January 8, 2015

Mirth, LLC... announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Health Information Network of Arizona (HINAz or The Network), Arizona’s statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is operated by Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC). Under the agreement, Mirth will power The Network’s secure bidirectional exchange of patient health information among The Network’s participants and will provide a technology upgrade to include four new service offerings: Direct Exchange; Admission-Discharge-Transfer (ADT) Alerts and Results Notifications; Public Health Reporting Gateway and eHealth Exchange.

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Nationwide Exchange Stands On Its Own

Tom Sullivan | Healthcare IT News | October 11, 2012

Marking a bridge’s beginning, ONC on Thursday made it official: eHealth Exchange is standing on its own as a non-federal, non-profit entity. Read More »

ONC Posts Connect 4.0 Open Source HIE Tool

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 12, 2013

Continuing to advance its health information exchange offerings, ONC posted Connect 4.0 on Monday and the latest iteration brings the HIE platform closer to a day when ONC might turn it over to the open source community. Read More »

RAIN Live Oak Demonstrates New Standard for Healthcare Provider Directories

Press Release | RAIN Live Oak | February 26, 2015

Last month, RAIN Live Oak, a member of the California Association of Health Information Exchanges, participated in the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Connectathon 2015 to demonstrate the IHE Profile for Healthcare Provider Directory (HPD). Participation in the Connectahon, a week-long interoperability-testing event, was a significant opportunity for the advancement of the HPD standard, which supports management of healthcare provider information in a directory structure, and it proved to be an undeniable success. RAIN is a participant of the California Trusted Exchange Network (CTEN), which utilizes a federated architecture for Directory Services using HPD specifications. Read More »

SAIC To Provide HIS Support To U.S. Coast Guard

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | December 27, 2012

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has awarded a $17 million contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide services and operational support for USCG's Integrated Health Information System (IHiS), officials announced this month. Read More »

VA Teams With Walgreens On Vaccinations, Electronic Data Sharing

Dan Verton | FedScoop | October 3, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement with Walgreens — the nation’s largest retail drugstore chain — to provide vaccinations to veterans nationwide and said it will leverage the company’s cloud-based health record system to integrate vaccination records in real-time with VA...

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VA To Add VLER Exchange Communities In 2013

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | October 19, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department will add over the next year to the 13 regions of the country where VA and Defense Department medical facilities share information with providers in the private sector as part of the virtual lifetime electronic record program (VLER). Read More »