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August 27, 2013  1:12 PM

Missouri announces opening of state HIE

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIE, NHIN, state HIEs

More than 7,000 physicians, 62 hospitals and 350 clinics in Missouri and neighboring states will have access to its newly opened statewide HIE. The announcement, made by the Missouri Health Connection (MHC), details the state's vendor-neutral approach to data exchange, which allows physicians to...

May 21, 2012  2:18 PM

ONC wants help establishing road rules for health information exchange

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

Before U.S. physicians can hop on the nationwide health information exchange highway, they need to know the rules of the road. They may have to leave it in park for a while though -- as these rules don't yet exist.

Under the Public Health Service Act...

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...

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 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,...

September 21, 2010  8:46 AM

Veterans Affairs opens new pilot site for VLER initiative

JeanD Profile: JeanD
Beacon Community, NHIN, Veterans Affairs, virtual lifetime electronic record

The Department of Veterans Affairs is pressing forward with its virtual lifetime electronic record initiative by opening a fourth pilot site for the program. The...

August 19, 2010  12:49 PM

Health information exchange developers invited to CONNECT Code-A-Thon

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health information exchange, NHIN

Health IT developers looking to flex their coding muscles in the area of health information exchange are in luck. The next CONNECT Code-A-Thon event -- where developers from around the country are invited to work...

June 28, 2010  9:52 AM

ONC planning to issue rule for NHIN standards

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
health IT standards, NHIN, ONC

A notice of proposed rulemaking to oversee Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) standards is on its way. During the June 25 meeting of the...

April 13, 2010  12:28 PM

Ensuring effective EHR use, and other health IT news this week

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR implementation, HIMSS Analytics, ipad, NHIN, NHIN Direct, phr

As the deadline for achieving meaningful use nears, some electronic health record (EHR) vendors are beginning to guarantee that their products will help providers meet meaningful use criteria.

Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, it means nothing.

April 7, 2010  10:07 AM

Obama open government initiative steers NHIN Direct’s crowdsourcing

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Crowdsourcing, Doug Fridsma, EHR, EMR, Interoperability and health information exchange, NHIN, NHIN Direct, ONC

When Barack Obama moved into the White House, he almost immediately published an open government manifesto, which said that "knowledge is widely dispersed in society, and public officials benefit from having...

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