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state HIEs

January 6, 2015  2:15 PM

Six states profiled in State HIE Program study

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, HIE, state HIEs

Participants in the State HIE Program believe its existence has increased awareness of HIE and that the value of the program will grow as it solidifies ties with supporting programs, such as...

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 24, 2013  12:34 PM

$75K Mass HIway implementation grants build health information exchange capacity

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
EHR, HIE, Last Mile Program, Mass HIway, MeHI, state HIEs

More than 80 Massachusetts healthcare organizations will receive a Mass HIway Implementation Grant, courtesy of the Last Mile Program, a spinoff of the Mass HIway statewide health information exchange. The...

March 19, 2013  11:42 AM

Lack of transparency in patient healthcare costs

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR cost, health care costs, HIE, price transparency, state HIEs

With rising healthcare costs in the spotlight, more stakeholders are calling for greater price transparency at provider facilities. But if a recent report is any indication, states have a ways to go toward improving laws requiring transparency. Only 2 states have adequate healthcare price...

February 26, 2013  12:09 PM

CMS hands out nearly $300 million for health care innovation awards

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio

Nearly $300 million will be awarded to states as the first recipients of the state innovation model awards, funded through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services....

October 17, 2012  10:58 AM

State HIE: Where are we going with this, anyway?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
blasphemy, HIE, state HIEs

In Massachusetts style – which usually involves muskets going off and other shot-heard-round-the-world noise – Gov. Deval Patrick launched his state's HIway health information exchange Tuesday by sending his own...

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....

November 29, 2011  12:40 PM

Steep costs a key barrier to physician practices joining HIEs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
electronic health record, HIE, state HIEs

Whether physician practices will be able to join health information exchanges once federal and state grants run out is a key issue given the high costs of running HIEs. This presents a thorny situation for practices that are contemplating

October 14, 2011  11:48 AM

Multi-state workgroup seeks plug-and-play standards for HIE interoperability

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR standards, HIE, Interoperability and health information exchange, state HIEs

Exchanging electronic health records (EHRs) across state lines is a complicated process that has yet to be fully standardized, much less perfected. Differing laws and a lack of data standards, among other obstacles, have made it

August 4, 2011  1:58 PM

New report shines light on health information exchange success

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
electronic health records, health information exchange, HIE, state HIEs

A successful and sustainable model for health information exchange (HIE) is a key building block of the

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