Health Information Exchange (HIE)

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While Waiting for a State Health-Records Exchange, Medical Society Launches One

Julia Werth | The CT Mirror | August 18, 2017

Electronic medical records have become common, but the ability to share them easily between providers still lags. Frustrated that after 10 years of effort the state of Connecticut has yet to launch a functioning health information exchange (HIE) allowing physicians, hospitals and other health care providers to share patient medical records, the Connecticut Medical Society is offering one of its own. Available to all clinicians in the state and called CTHealthLink, it is based on a system currently used in Kansas...

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White Paper: Stop the Referral Problem - Building Digital Care Transitions that Reach Your Entire Network

The healthcare industry has crossed a digital chasm-at least in part. Patient records have moved from paper to computer and many transactions, such as e-prescribing and lab orders have been automated, to accelerate workflows, minimize mistakes and reduce costs. But when it comes to sharing patient records, especially beyond the four walls of a hospital, we remain in the dark ages of paper and fax...In this paper, we will discuss our research about how referrals and care transitions are typically conducted; the financial, non-financial, and quality impacts on patient care; and near-term opportunities for leveraging technology to accelerate these processes to benefit provider organizations and to deliver a high-quality, efficient patient experience.

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Why Moving Beyond The EHR Is Needed For Population Health

Brian Drozdowicz | EHR Intelligence | April 9, 2014

EHRs — and the data they hold — are critical to succeed in population health, but they’re not enough.  This message is surely a tough one for many US providers who have spent years and tens of millions of dollars (if not a lot more) to implement an organization-wide EHR system.

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Why the Healthcare.gov Launch of Obamacare Was Doomed To Fail

Adrianne Jeffries | The Verge | October 8, 2013

The more we learn about the development of Healthcare.gov, the worse the situation looks. The site has been serving myriad errors since it launched [...]. While the administration is claiming a 50 percent reduction in wait times after adding new servers, other serious issues persist. Read More »

Why Your Organization Can’t Afford To Skimp On Interoperability Anymore

Lisa Khorey | Becker's Health IT & CIO Review | August 3, 2015

Interoperability is a key enabler for providers and payers to deliver on the promise of health care reform. Despite increased adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs), only a fraction of providers can demonstrate the routine ability to exchange data efficiently, prompting public criticism of the application software vendors as a barrier to achieving interoperability objectives. Recognizing that interoperability is essential, the Office of the National Coordinator released an interoperability road map intended to drive the market toward a common data set for easier data exchange.

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Will Carequality Lead EHR Vendors to EHR Interoperability?

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | January 27, 2016

The Sequoia Project and Carequality have taken significant steps forward in advancing EHR interoperability by brokering agreements with several health IT vendors to implement its framework for point-to-point health information exchange. Five big names in health IT — Epic Systems, athenahealth, eClincalWorks, NextGen Healthcare, and Surescripts — recently signed on to be the first implementers of the Carequality Interoperability Framework, the legal agreement that streamlines the sharing of health information between these various systems. Read More »

Wyoming Department of Health Joins Forces with Medicity to Develop Statewide Health Information Exchange

Press Release | Medicity | March 21, 2018

Medicity, a leading expert in clinical data aggregation and interoperability, announced its partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health to form a statewide, medical community-owned health information exchange (HIE). Following a thorough assessment of the state’s health information environment, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) determined the need to establish a secure venue for providers to obtain patient information across the state. The Wyoming Frontier Information Exchange (WYFI), a centralized repository of clinical data for participating patients, will utilize Medicity’s data aggregation and interoperability capabilities to meet the needs of its population’s health, while improving quality of care.

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Wyoming Is Taking Medicaid to the Cloud

Over the past decade the state of Wyoming has become a national leader in migrating state government services into the cloud. A large and beautiful state, roughly the size of New England, Wyoming has a population of less than 600,000. With such a sparse population and tax base, the state decided to invest its IT budget in cloud-based services. Wyoming was the first state to roll out Google Apps for Government. It is using NEOGOV for human resources management, and it is studying Salesforce.com for use as a customer relationship management (CRM) system.

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Wyoming Wants State-Based Health Reform

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | March 6, 2012

The governor wants to have “a Wyoming solution for healthcare reform and believes very strongly that this is not an issue that we can ignore, but it’s an issue that we need to work on and move the ball forward,” she said during a recorded town hall meeting.

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ZibdyHealth Launches the “Smart HIE” Personal Health Information Exchange

Press Release | Zibdy Health | February 24, 2016

With “Smart HIE”, ZibdyHealth will provide patient medical record interoperability in a secure environment, transfer data ownership to the patient and provide users with a rich suite of tools to manage their health in a very simple to use application.

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ZibdyHealth Sub-Optimal Data Exchange Standards

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | May 10, 2016

Reformers in the health care field, quite properly, emphasize new payment models and culture changes to drive improvements in outcomes. But we can’t ignore the barriers that current technology puts in the way of well-meaning reformers. This article discusses one of the many companies offering a patient health record (PHR) and the ways they’ve adapted to a very flawed model for data storage and exchange. I had the honor to be contacted by Dr. Hirdey Bhathal, CEO/Founder of ZibdyHealth. Like many companies angling to develop a market for PHRs, ZibdyHealth offers a wide range of services to patients...

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DoD/VA iEHR & HIE Summit

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
May 15, 2013 (All day) - May 16, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
The Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N. Fairfax
Alexandria, VA
United States

A non-partisan educational and training Summit designed as a "Town Hall"  full spectrum view towards the DoD & VA's efforts at iEHRs and Federal HIE initiatives. The forum is created to encourage a real, pragmatic level of discussion and debate amongst all in attendance... Read More »

CONNECT User Group Meeting At George Washington University

Event Details
Type: 
Open Source Event
Date: 
May 21, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 
George Washington University
800 21st St., NW
Washington, DC
United States

The Federal Health Architecture (FHA) will host the first CONNECT User Group Meeting on May 21, 2013! Join FHA and the CONNECT Team for this one-day event that will:

  • Highlight the progress being made to enable successful health information exchange (HIE) between and among federal agencies and other health organizations
  • Introduce new capabilities and features in CONNECT, the dynamic software that enables the secure exchange of health information
  • Address how CONNECT adopters are using it today
  • Discuss how to implement CONNECT
  • Provide a forum for discussion on CONNECT’s architecture and future developments

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Inaugural OSEHRA "Innovation Webinar" Series ... Dr John Halamka on "Real-Time Analytics and Population Health"

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When: 
June 13, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sponsor: 
OSEHRA

OSEHRA (the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent) will host its inaugural “OSEHRA Innovation Series” webinar on Thursday, 13 June 2013, 2:00-3:00 pm (EST). Dr. John Halamka, M.D., CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Member of the OSEHRA Board of Directors, will address the topic of “Real-Time Analytics and Population Health”.

The abstract for this event is:As we achieve data liquidity across multiple platforms, via ubiquitous EHR adoption and Health Information Exchange (HIE), we will enter new strategic terrain for Health Information Technology (IT).   In this terrain skillful application of healthcare analytics, data visualization, care coordination and population health will become the dominant discriminators of effective Health IT resource utilization... Read More »

Health Affairs Briefing: Health Information Technology Adoption And Use

Event Details
Type: 
Open Source Event
Date: 
July 9, 2013 - 8:30am - 11:00am
Location: 
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW Holeman Lounge, 13th Floor
Washington, DC
United States

On Tuesday, July 9, Health Affairs will host a briefing to report latest trends in health information technology adoption among US health care providers and hospitals.

The event will feature remarks from Farzad Mostashari, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services, and coincides with the release of three Web First papers from Health Affairs, as well as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual report on HIT Adoption. Read More »