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NC Health Information Exchange Upgrades Infrastructure, Usability

February 22, 2019 - North Carolina’s health information exchange (HIE) is working to upgrade its infrastructure by partnering with InterSystems and analytics company SAS to improve health IT usability and efficiency for users. NC HealthConnex is supported by the North Carolina Department of Information Technology and functions as the state’s designated HIE. The HIE helps to improve care...


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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,...

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...

70% of Hospitals Participated in Nationwide HIE Networks in 2017

by Kate Monica

About 70 percent of acute care hospitals participated in at least one health information exchange (HIE) network with nationwide scope in 2017, according to a new ONC data brief evaluating methods used to enable interoperability among...

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...

How HIE Adoption Simplifies, Streamlines Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

After years of frustration among stakeholders over the lack of complete, timely health data exchange across the healthcare sector, CMS is taking a firm stance on interoperability with its Promoting Interoperability programs. CMS announced...

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...

KHIN Expands Health Information Exchange with New Participant

by Kate Monica

The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) recently furthered its reach after adding Saint Luke’s Health System to its list of participants, according to KTTN. Saint Luke’s is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system that...

Two MO Health Systems Collaborate for Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Missouri-based Lake Regional Health System and the University of Missouri (MU) Health Care recently teamed up to extend MU Health Care’s Cerner EHR platform to Lake Regional patients and providers. Patients at MU Health Care and...

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...

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...

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...

Hixny Extends Health Data Exchange Services to 9 New NY Counties

by Kate Monica

New York-based Hixny will now provide health data exchange services to nine additional counties as it expands its territory over an 18-month period. The health information exchange (HIE) is one of New York’s eight qualified entities...

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...

3 Ways EHR Alerts Can Help to Improve Patient Health Outcomes

by Kate Monica

During EHR implementation and optimization projects, hospitals and health systems have the option of integrating a variety of different types of EHR alerts into clinical workflows and clinical decision support functionality. While alerts...

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...

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