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Interoperability and health information exchange


February 2, 2011  5:26 PM

It’s been a stormy couple of weeks for Health IT

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Anthony Guerra, Barack Obama, health information exchange, Health IT, health reform, hitech, ONC, regional extension centers, Sarah Palin

It's been a stormy fortnight, weather-wise, for a good chunk of the country. In Washington, health care and health IT initiatives were battered by winds of potential political change as well. It started out well.

January 31, 2011  11:38 AM

ONC announces $80 million more in health IT grants

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
HIE, ONC, REC

An additional $80 million is going to the nation's regional extension centers (RECs), health information exchanges (HIEs) and community colleges, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, or ONC, said last week. Dr. David Blumenthal, the national coordinator, announced these


January 25, 2011  8:35 AM

ONC taps Accenture for health information exchange standards

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Accenture, health information exchange, Interoperability and health information exchange, Meaningful use, ONC

The lack of health information exchange standards represents perhaps the biggest obstacle to the federal government's stated goal of a national...


December 28, 2010  7:45 AM

Electronic medical records may help the SSA with claims processing

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, EMR, National Health Information Network, NHIN

Health care institutions aren't the only ones aiming to go digital this year: The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been advised to move the majority of its business transactions online. A technology guidance report by...


December 27, 2010  7:22 AM

Making accountable care organizations work

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
accountable care organizations, health information exchange, Interoperability and health information exchange

Since health care reform passed, accountable care organizations, or ACOs -- loosely defined as collaborations among numerous...


December 10, 2010  9:08 AM

Beacon Communities ready to share lessons learned in health IT, HIE

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Beacon Community, health information exchange, HIE, regional extension centers

The Beacon Community program, authorized under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was created by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to showcase the power of health information technology in improving health outcomes and costs. It is one of


December 2, 2010  3:36 PM

Direct Project software ready to enable health information exchange

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, HIE, Interoperability and health information exchange, NHIN, NHIN Direct

During this week's NHIN (National Health Information Network) University webinar, The Direct Project: Where we are today, Arien Malec,...


November 19, 2010  11:12 AM

Free medical identity credentials may ease health information exchange

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, health IT standards, Identity management

Earlier this year, Verizon Business introduced its cloud-based health information exchange (HIE), a service that allows physicians and other health care providers...


October 15, 2010  11:51 AM

Program offers health IT certification for individuals

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, health information exchange

Individuals looking to become part of the health information technology workforce can bolster their credentials by getting certified in electronic health records (EHR), health information exchange or health information technology (HIT). The program from the Olympia, Wash., organization


October 7, 2010  2:57 PM

Health information exchange progress hard to measure

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen
CHIME, HIE, KLAS

PHOENIX -- What's the real story about the promise of health information exchange (HIE) build-outs? Still not as clear as one would think. At the Fall CIO Forum for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives,...


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