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CMS Proposes Publicly Identifying Information Blocking Providers

February 11, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is set to get tough on “bad actors” contributing to health information blocking. Following the announcement of the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule, CMS Administrator Seema Verma told members of the press that the federal agency would be publicly identifying providers who prevent health data...


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NY HIE HealthlinkNY to Merge with HealtheConnections

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Successful partnerships in the past have led to the merger of HealthlinkNY and HealtheConnections, the two health information exchanges announced earlier this week. The resulting health improvement organization will span 26 counties,...

Epic Systems Remains Top Overall Software Suite in KLAS Rankings

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For the ninth-straight year, Epic Systems earned the title of best overall software suite and tops among physician practices. Nine is also the number of Best in KLAS awards Epic received in the latest annual rankings of the US healthcare...

Vermont Health Information Exchange Considering Op-Out Consent

by Kate Monica

After years of struggling to boost the number of patient health records included in the exchange, leaders of Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE) are considering changing their consent policy from opt-in to opt-out. Opt-in...

Regenstrief Initiative to Boost Health Data Exchange for Research

by Kate Monica

The Regenstrief Institute is partnering with health IT developer MDClone, the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Health, Eskenazi Health, and the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) to streamline health data...

BlueCross BlueShield Will Contribute Claims Data to HEALTHeLINK

by Kate Monica

BlueCross BlueShield in Western New York recently announced plans to contribute claims data to New York-based health information exchange (HIE) HEALTHeLINK to improve health outcomes and care coordination for BlueCross BlueShield...

Physician-Led HIEs Gain Access to Opioid Dashboard Health IT Tool

by Kate Monica

Physician-led health information exchanges (HIEs) in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, Missouri, and Louisiana will now have access to an opioid and controlled substances health IT tool designed to promote safer...

Hixny NY Health Information Exchange Earns HITRUST Certification

by Kate Monica

Hixny recently became the first health information exchange (HIE) in New York to earn HITRUST CSF certification on Version 9.1 for patient information security to fulfill the aims of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York...

7 Health Information Exchanges Connect to Military Health System

by Kate Monica

Providers at the Military Health System (MHS) will now have access to patient EHRs from seven physician-led health information exchanges (HIEs) across the country to enable well-informed care delivery. The Kansas Health Information...

Rochester RHIO Expanding Health Data Exchange with State Grant

by Kate Monica

More than 60 healthcare providers throughout the greater Rochester area are contributing patient EHRs to Rochester RHIO after receiving grants from a New York grant program, according to the Monroe County Post. The grant from the Data...

VT Health Information Exchange Working to Reduce Duplicate EHRs

by Kate Monica

After more than a year of financial and administrative problems, healthcare leaders running Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE) have begun work to reduce duplicate patient EHRs within the HIE and optimize efficiency. Vermont...

Two Parallel Health Information Exchanges Under Development in CT

by Kate Monica

There are currently two state-run efforts to build health information exchanges (HIEs) underway in Connecticut, according to CT Mirror. The state’s Health IT Advisory Council has been working to launch a statewide HIE since 2007....

Two New York HIEs Partner to Expand Health Data Exchange Services

by Kate Monica

Two New York-based health information exchanges (HIEs) recently entered into a strategic partnership to boost HIE use among area providers and optimize the cost and efficiency of patient care delivery through health data...

Health Information Exchanges in FL, CT Combatting Opioid Overuse

by Kate Monica

Providers across Florida and Connecticut are working to curb opioid overuse and opioid-related deaths by integrating prescription drug data into health information exchanges (HIEs) and encouraging providers to closely monitor patient...

HealthlinkNY Opposes Planned Expansion of Hixny HIE Services

by Kate Monica

HealthlinkNY has stated its disapproval for Hixny’s plans to expand its health information exchange (HIE) services into regions including the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and the Southern Tier of New York State. These areas are already...

Nevada HIE Wins $1.2M to Expand Health Data Exchange Capabilities

by Kate Monica

The Nevada Board of Examiners recently approved $1.2 million in funding to support the state’s health information exchange (HIE) — HealtHIE Nevada — in its efforts to improve health data exchange for area...

CT Secures $12.2M in Funding to Launch Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

Connecticut is a step closer to successfully launching its first statewide health information exchange (HIE) after securing $12.2 million in funding through a grant awarded by CMS, according to a recent announcement from Connecticut...

InterSystems, Texas HIE Partner to Boost Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

InterSystems recently partnered with Greater Houston Healthconnect to boost health data exchange, care coordination, and interoperability for providers across 24 counties in Southeast Texas. Greater Houston Healthconnect functions as the...

CORHIO Uses Wolters Kluwer Health IT to Improve Interoperability

by Kate Monica

The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) recently deployed two Wolters Kluwer health IT solutions as part of an effort to promote interoperability, improve health data standardization, and offer network participants...

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...

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