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How Most Office-Based Physicians Utilize Health Data Exchange

August 17, 2018 - Advancing health data exchange is a top priority among stakeholders in the private and public sector. Health IT companies including MEDITECH and Epic have made efforts to expand interoperability and promote health data exchange among users, while ONC is in the process of finalizing and implementing a trusted exchange framework and common agreement (TEFCA) to standardize exchange across...


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Amazon, Google, Microsoft Commit to Improving Interoperability

by Kate Monica

A group of large tech companies including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and Oracle recently stated their commitment to advancing healthcare interoperability and health data exchange through artificial intelligence (AI) and...

EHR Patient Data from Rochester RHIO Fueled HPV Vaccine Study

by Kate Monica

Rochester RHIO is helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assess the impact of HPV vaccinations by contributing EHR patient data to researchers. The CDC-sponsored project is spearheaded by the Center for Community...

Breaking Down How the Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Works

by Kate Monica

The Apple Health Records EHR data viewer released in 2018 has steadily grown in popularity over the past eight months, and industry leaders already expect the feature will make waves in health IT innovation, patient engagement, and...

NE Health Center to Launch EHR Replacement for Connected Care

by Kate Monica

The Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) board of directors recently issued authorization to move forward on plans to launch an EHR replacement project to swap out the disparate systems in LRHC’s hospital and clinic. The board of...

Initial Providers Go Live with CommonWell-Carequality Connection

by Kate Monica

CommonWell has met all Carequality requirements to launch a CommonWell-Carequality connection, and initial providers using Cerner and Greenway Health users have gone live with the connection intended to advance seamless nationwide health...

CMS Final Rule Incentivizes Interoperability, Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

The CMS final rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System includes policies that rebrand the meaningful use programs as the promoting interoperability (PI) program...

Virginia Launches Emergency Department Care Coordination Program

by Kate Monica

Virginia recently launched its emergency department care coordination (EDCC) program to connect all emergency departments in the Commonwealth for streamlined communication and collaboration across healthcare facilities. The program...

CRISP HIE Adopts API Infrastructure to Boost Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

The Chesapeake Regional Information System (CRISP) health information exchange (HIE) recently adopted an application programming interface (API) gateway into its infrastructure to improve health data exchange and EHR interoperability for...

CT Struggles to Launch Statewide Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

Connecticut healthcare leaders are still facing challenges with launching a health information exchange (HIE) after investing $5 million over nearly 18 months into the project. This is the state’s fourth attempt to establish an...

DirectTrust Appoints New CEO to Head Health Data Exchange Alliance

by Kate Monica

DirectTrust recently appointed DataFile Technologies Director of Strategy and Interoperability Scott Stuewe as the its new President and CEO to advance health data exchange among member organizations. Stuewe succeeds former DirectTrust...

EHNAC TEFCA Accreditation Program to Promote Interoperability

by Kate Monica

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) recently collaborated with WEDI, eHI, eP3 Foundation, and several other healthcare organizations to establish a Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP) to promote...

How to Create a Standardized Nationwide Patient Matching Strategy

by Kate Monica

A nationwide patient matching strategy should be led by the private-sector and spearheaded by a neutral coordinating organization to ensure flexibility, transparency, and standardization, according to several healthcare industry...

Clinical Efficiency, Costs Key in athenahealth EHR Replacements

by Elizabeth Snell

Improving overall clinical efficiency, streamlining administrative processes, and avoiding upfront costs have been key drivers in athenahealth EHR replacements that have occurred in 2018. Montana-based Mineral Community Hospital (MCH)...

AK Hospitals Connect to State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

by Kate Monica

Hospitals throughout Alaska recently connected to the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) through care collaboration network Collective Medical as part of an effort to enable safer prescribing practices. The...

Cerner, Lumeris Partner for EHR-Agnostic Value-Based Care Solution

by Kate Monica

Cerner and value-based care managed services operator Lumeris recently announced a ten-year collaboration intended to streamline health data exchange, claims processing, and reimbursement cycles through a new health IT product...

EHR Integration Aided with Patient Intake Management

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations can greatly benefit from EHR integration tools, such as patient intake management solutions that eliminate duplicative processes and also raise patient satisfaction levels, a recent KLAS report...

HealthSteps Wins AMA, Google Health IT Innovation Challenge

by Kate Monica

HealthSteps won first place and $25,000 Google Cloud credits as part of Google and AMA’s health IT innovation challenge for its mobile health platform enabling health data exchange and access between patients and providers. The...

MEDITECH Extends CommonWell Interoperability to OH Hospital

by Kate Monica

MEDITECH will extend CommonWell interoperability services to Ohio-based Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) to improve health data exchange and care coordination among providers. The non-profit community hospital is among the first to...

Wilkie Stresses New EHR System Need in VA Secretary Hearing

by Elizabeth Snell

Having a new EHR system is the first step to modernizing the VA appointment system, and is an area that will be a top priority, VA Secretary nominee Robert Wilkie said in his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Improving access to care...

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