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Interoperability and health information exchange


May 14, 2012  1:42 PM

ONC seeks comments on nationwide health information network governance

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, National Health Information Network, NHIN, ONC

The ONC is in the process of shaping the governance structure needed to establish the nationwide health information network, or NHIN, and is seeking comments from the...

April 17, 2012  9:23 AM

Colorado health information exchange interested in behavioral health integration

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, health information exchange, Health IT, HIE, HITECH Act

Harmonizing behavioral health providers and primary care doctors through health information exchanges (HIEs) is a relatively new concept in the health IT space. Arguably, the most prominent example comes from Maine, where HealthInfoNet -- Maine's official HIE -- is the centerpiece of


April 16, 2012  9:56 AM

Two recent reports offer insight into HIE failure

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
HIE, HIE sustainability, Interoperability and health information exchange, NeHC

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant Health information exchanges (HIEs) have been touted as an excellent way to improve the health care industry for both providers and patients.  Yet however well-intentioned the concept of HIEs may be, they are not immune to failure. There have been many...


February 14, 2012  10:41 AM

Behavioral health off the back burner in Maine

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
behavioral health, health information exchange, HIE, state HIEs

HealthInfoNet -- the state of Maine's health information exchange (HIE) -- has a reputation for setting a national example for patient and provider participation....


February 7, 2012  12:06 PM

Study shows e-prescribing reduces errors, but concerns remain

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
e-prescribing, Health IT, Meaningful use

For hospitals, cutting down the number of prescription drug errors is a key component in delivering better quality care. One way to achieve that is for caregivers to ditch the notepad and use e-prescribing...

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February 1, 2012  2:56 PM

Las Vegas HIMSS 2012 game plan shaping up

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Ahier, FItbit, HIE, HIMSS, HIMSS 2012, twitter

It's the third time around for SearchHealthIT at the Health Information Management Systems Society annual meeting - HIMSS 2012. Unlike some of our pals in the health IT blogosphere, we can't post our itineraries, because things change up to the last minute as news breaks and plans evolve. But we...


January 10, 2012  11:56 AM

Updating medical scheduling systems is hard, just ask the VA

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR systems, electronic health records, Interoperability and health information exchange, Veterans Affairs

One of larger players in the health IT industry, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has announced an initiative to change the medical scheduling part of its electronic...


December 20, 2011  12:21 PM

Costco jumps into the EHR market

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
e-prescribing, EHR, electronic health record, Meaningful use

Physicians shopping at Costco discount warehouse stores have more to choose from than jumbo packs of granola bars and mouthwash as they can now purchase electronic health record (EHR) technology. Costco has partnered with Etransmedia to sell Allscripts MyWay EHR systems as well as practice...


December 19, 2011  2:16 PM

Maine connecting HIE to all-payer claims database

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
All-payer claims database, health information exchange

The state of Maine is a leader in health information exchange, with more than two-thirds of year-round residents accounted for by state HIE...


December 6, 2011  11:28 AM

Transmission of referrals, summary records highlight Direct Project update

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Direct Project, health information exchange, HIE, Microsoft HealthVault, personal health records, phr

From referrals to personal health records, health information exchange initiatives through the Direct Project were in the spotlight during a recent National eHealth Collaborative...


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