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Two New York HIEs Partner to Expand Health Data Exchange Services

October 1, 2018 - 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 exchange. HealthlinkNY and HealtheConnections are both qualified entities (QEs) part of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). Together, the...


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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...

7 Medical Societies Use Health Data Exchange to Boost Health Equity

by Kate Monica

Medical societies in seven states recently teamed up with KAMMCO Health Solutions to launch a new initiative leveraging health data exchange capabilities and data analytics to reduce health disparities across patient populations. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What are Potential Benefits, Challenges of HIE Use?

by Elizabeth Snell

Health information exchange (HIE) will be critical for improving interoperability, especially as technology continues to evolve and the options for transferring and receiving information increase. Along with having the necessary tools for...

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...

CMS Urges EHR Integration of PDMP Data to Reduce Provider Burden

by Kate Monica

State Medicaid programs should improve EHR integration of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to reduce provider burden and allow healthcare organizations to easily track patient information related to opioid use, stated CMS...

New York Expands ADT Notification Use Statewide Through SHIN-NY

by Kate Monica

The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) will expand the use of admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications across the state through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) to improve care coordination...

How Increasing EHR Adoption, HIE Use Fuels Healthcare Industry

by Elizabeth Snell

The push for nationwide interoperability, while still ensuring health IT usability, has quickly become a top initiative for healthcare organizations. Subsequently, increases in health information exchange (HIE) systems and EHR adoption...

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...

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...

NC Healthcare Alliance Joins NRHI for Care Quality Improvement

by Kate Monica

North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance (NCHQA) recently joined the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) as part of an effort to enable affordable care quality improvement for North Carolina residents through stakeholder...

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