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EHR Patient Data from Rochester RHIO Fueled HPV Vaccine Study

August 9, 2018 - 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 Health and Prevention of the University of Rochester. To assist researchers, the New York regional health information exchange (HIE) is providing...


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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...

Netsmart to Acquire Change Healthcare Home Health IT Solutions

by Kate Monica

Behavioral health IT company Netsmart recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare’s home care and hospice health IT solutions in an effort to strengthen its presence in the long-term and post-acute care...

How EHR Use Enables Effective Responses to Public Health Crises

by Kate Monica

Last year, providers at hospitals and health systems across the country faced major care challenges when dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters including Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the northern California...

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...

Patient EHR Data Contained in CT HIE to Aid in Suicide Prevention

by Kate Monica

Connecticut’s state health information exchange (HIE) — CTHealthLink — will assist in an effort to leverage patient EHR data for improved suicide prevention, according to ShoreLine Times. The HIE will provide centralized...

VT Health Information Exchange Improves Following Poor Review

by Kate Monica

Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE) network has taken steps to improve operations and boost value for patients and providers in the months following a poor review, state officials recently told VTDigger. The Department of...

New Jersey to Launch State Health Information Exchange Network

by Kate Monica

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is teaming up with the New Jersey Department of Health to develop new infrastructure for improved patient health data exchange through the New Jersey Health Information Network (HIN). NJ HIN will...

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