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CORHIO Uses Wolters Kluwer Health IT to Improve Interoperability

August 21, 2018 - 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 more advanced health data analytics and reporting. The health information exchange (HIE) network implemented Wolters Kluwer’s Health Language...


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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

HealthlinkNY Incentivizing Healthcare Orgs to Engage in HIE Use

by Kate Monica

HealthlinkNY has secured connection funding and is currently offering New York-based healthcare organizations up to $89,000 to engage in health information exchange (HIE) use until September 30, 2018. The HIE will offer discounts up to...

How an Alaska HIE is Improving its Patient EHR Matching Strategy

by Kate Monica

healtheConnect Alaska — formerly the Alaska eHealth Network — is taking steps to overhaul and optimize its health information exchange (HIE) services with an emphasis on improved patient EHR matching. Problems with patient EHR...

Sequoia Project Modernizes Patient EHR Matching Framework

by Kate Monica

The Sequoia Project recently released an updated national patient EHR matching framework to streamline health data exchange across healthcare organizations. The framework is detailed in a revised white paper titled “A Framework for...

1UPHealth Wins ONC API Innovation Challenge Using FHIR Server

by Kate Monica

1UPHealth recently won the ONC application programming interface (API) innovation challenge by identifying weaknesses in a server built on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard, and then finding ways to strengthen...

Interoperability Key in EHNAC Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program

by Elizabeth Snell

WEDI, SAFE-BioPharma Association, LLC, eHI, and eP3 Foundation are collaborating with the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) to launch a Trusted Exchange Accreditation Program (TEAP) to further improve...

MI Health Information Exchange Joins Opioid Research Project

by Kate Monica

Michigan health information exchange (HIE) Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) will assist in a University of Michigan project centered on researching the scope and impact of the opioid crisis. Editor's note: A previous version of this...

Health Information Exchange Hindered by Patient Matching Issues

by Elizabeth Snell

Clarifying the unique patient identifier to enable patient matching is critical to ensure the safe and secure electronic exchange of health information, and the federal government must take strides to aid the private sector in these...

North Dakota Statewide EMS Initiative Promotes EHR Use

by Kate Monica

The North Dakota Department of Health’s (NDHS) Division of Emergency Medical Systems is launching an initiative to allow emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to engage in EHR use during fast-paced patient transport. The state...

Surescripts Sees Health Data Exchange Growth with 26% Increase

by Elizabeth Snell

The Surescripts interoperability network saw a 26 percent increase in its secure health data exchange transactions in 2017, enabling 13.7 total transactions, the company reported in its 2017 National Progress Report. Surescripts increased...

Alabama HIE Joins SHIEC to Improve Rural Health Data Access

by Kate Monica

The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) recently announced Alabama One Health Record has joined its membership to improve health data access and patient care delivery for patients in rural, underserved areas. The...

Wyoming, Medicity to Create Statewide Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is partnering with population health management and health data exchange solutions provider Medicity to establish a statewide health information exchange (HIE) called the Wyoming Frontier Information...

CTHealthLink, DSS Partner to Improve Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

CTHealthLink recently teamed up with the Department of Social Services (DSS) to improve health data exchange between the state’s Medicaid patients and Connecticut healthcare providers. The year-old state health information exchange...

ONC Health Data Exchange Framework to Disrupt HIEs Industry-Wide

by Kate Monica

Days into 2018, ONC released the first draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) designed to streamline health data exchange and advance interoperability per provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. While most...

CHIME, HIMSS, Premier Tackle Health Data Exchange Framework

by Kate Monica

HIMSS, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and Premier healthcare alliance have joined the slew of stakeholders to weigh in on the ONC Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft. HIMSS...

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