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health information exchange


April 14, 2017  1:56 PM

New ONC challenge focuses on accuracy and reliability of health data

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
health data security, health information exchange, ONC

A new ONC challenge is seeking ways to ensure the accuracy and reliability of health data, also known as data provenance. Data provenance refers to information about when the data was created, by whom, and whether it was changed during its electronic exchange. Data provenance -- and ensuring...

October 27, 2015  12:01 PM

Providers doubt other providers’ willingness to share clinical information

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, health information exchange, HIE, Interoperability, KLAS, ONC

As the healthcare industry labors to achieve better interoperability, some providers are pointing fingers at their peers. Nearly every healthcare provider says it's willing to share clinical information with other providers, but noticeably fewer providers believe the reverse holds true. Nearly...


September 22, 2014  8:34 AM

Department of Homeland Security branch implements eClinicalWorks

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
EHR, EHR systems, health information exchange

Medical professionals who manage care at all 23 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities are now using eClinicalWorks' cloud EHR. The Massachusetts-based healthcare IT vendor...


August 12, 2014  4:12 PM

New site to collect feedback on healthcare interoperability plan

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health information exchange, health IT policy committee, Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo

In an act of teamwork in line with their goal of industry-wide cooperation, Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the national coordinator for health IT, and Erica Galvez, the ONC's interoperability and exchange portfolio manager, co-authored a blog post introducing an interactive Website built to solicit public...


August 23, 2012  12:29 PM

Hospital ACOs can be financially sustainable, expert says

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
accountable care organizations, health information exchange, health reform

We hear a lot about how hospitals have present market incentives to avoid participation in coordinated-care models such as accountable care organizations. Some may see sharing information with other providers as a competitive disadvantage. Others are wary that participating in ACOs, which...


August 22, 2012  12:54 PM

ACO participation may force hospitals to play nice in HIE sandbox

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organizations, ACO, health information exchange, HIE

BOSTON - An interesting side effect of accountable care organization (ACO) participation could be that it forces currently competitive hospitals to cooperate...


July 27, 2012  1:57 PM

Shocking story points to potential of clinical data analytics

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
clinical data analytics, health information exchange, HIE, HIPAA, public health

Up in my neck of the New Hampshire woods, folks are up in arms - as well they should be - about a gut-wrenching story involving a nearby hospital and an employee who appears to have deliberately infected patients with hepatitis C for up to a year before he was discovered. Of course the crimes are...


June 22, 2012  1:12 PM

Prescription drug monitoring programs get a boost from health IT

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health data exchange, health information exchange, prescription drug monitoring program, workflow analysis

The number of deaths in the U.S. related to prescription drug overdose has reached epidemic proportions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This emerging epidemic has led to the advent of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) -- statewide...


June 12, 2012  3:07 PM

Survey lists top HIE vendors for 2012

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
accountable care organizations, health information exchange, HIE vendors, Interoperability

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant

The Florida-based research company Black Book released its 2012 State of the Enterprise Healthcare Information...


June 4, 2012  1:52 PM

Wyoming Medicaid providers get free EHR system from dept. of health

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Cloud Computing, EHR adoption, EHR system, health departments, health information exchange

The state of Wyoming has a low adoption rate for EHR systems: According to an ONC data brief from February 2012, the state's non-federal acute care hospitals reported an EHR adoption rate of 21%,...


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