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KHIN Expands Health Information Exchange with New Participant

November 5, 2018 - 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 includes 16 hospitals and campuses across Kansas and Missouri, as well as several primary and specialty care practices. The health system also...


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99% of Healthcare Organizations Fully Access EHR System Remotely

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Ninety-nine percent of surveyed clinicians can fully access their EHR systems remotely, according to CHIME’s Most Wired National Trends 2018 report. CHIME surveyed 618 healthcare organizations to gain insight into each...

7 Health Information Exchanges Connect to Military Health System

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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...

EHR Interoperability Improving Among Acute Care Hospitals

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Acute care hospitals are steadily improving their EHR interoperability capabilities for more advanced health data exchange, according to ONC leaders in a recent Health IT Buzz blogpost. ONC analyzed 2017 data from AHA’s Information...

Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Steadily Gaining Traction

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Patients at Henry Ford Health System will now have the opportunity to access their own health information through iOS devices after the health system announced it will support the Apple Health Records EHR data viewer. The app serves as a...

Carequality, DirectTrust Continue Growing Health Data Exchange

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Carequality and DirectTrust have each achieved significant growth in recent months as health data exchange continues to grow steadily nationwide. Users of the Carequality Interoperability Framework exchanged more than 14 million clinical...

Rochester RHIO Expanding Health Data Exchange with State Grant

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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...

Sequoia Project Launches Health IT Interoperability Cooperative

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The Sequoia Project recently announced the launch of a public-private health IT interoperability cooperative called Interoperability Matters. The cooperative will primarily work to advance real-world solutions to end information blocking...

EHR Interoperability Should Drive Health IT Purchasing Decisions

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Healthcare organizations should prioritize a system’s ability to facilitate EHR interoperability and seamless health data exchange when making health IT purchasing decisions, according to a new publication from the National Academy...

Carequality Promoting Use of FHIR for Health Data Exchange

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Carequality is looking to add support for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards to its trusted exchange framework as part of an effort to further streamline interoperability and standards use. The nationwide...

VA, DoD Commit to Enabling EHR Interoperability Between Agencies

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Defense Secretary James Mattis and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie recently signed a joint statement to confirm their commitment to enabling EHR interoperability and aligning plans, strategies, and structures as their respective Cerner EHR...

How Surescripts Lays the Foundation for a Value-Based Care System

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Stakeholders in the public and private sector have their sights set on delivering high-quality care, improving population health management, and lowering healthcare costs through the establishment of a value-based care system. The...

Patient Matching Strategy Should Leverage Smartphones, Biometrics

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Stakeholders should entrust a single organization to oversee a nationwide patient matching strategy that involves using smartphones and biometrics to accurately pair patients with their EHRs, according to a new report from Pew Charitable...

Specialized EHR Systems Help Docs Collect, Share Valuable Insight

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Customizing or specializing EHR systems to meet the unique needs of providers in different specialties, care settings, and hospitals can prevent clinicians from spending a significant portion of their workday sifting through large amounts...

Achieving a Network-of-Networks with Health Data Standardization

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The concept of a network-of-networks lies at the center of several stakeholder efforts to achieve true interoperability. Stakeholders in the public and private sector have touted the benefits of a nationwide network-of-networks for years....

Da Vinci Project to Advance Healthcare Interoperability, FHIR Use

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A private sector-led initiative — the Da Vinci Project — is poised to accelerate advancements in healthcare interoperability by promoting use of the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) data standard across the...

How Sutter Health Pushes Health Data Exchange Forward

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Health data exchange has come a long way in the past decade, but many stakeholders are still dissatisfied with the current state of interoperability and data sharing between different hospitals and health systems. A 2018 AJMC study shows...

Cerner, Duke Research Develop EHR-Integrated Cardiac Risk App

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Cerner and Duke Clinical Research Institute collaborated to develop an EHR-integrated atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) Risk Calculator app intended to boost communication between patients and providers to improve health...

RAND Identifies 10 Potential Patient EHR Matching Solutions

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In a new report sponsored by Pew Charitable Trusts, RAND identified ten potential patient EHR matching solutions and proposed a three-stage approach to help resolve the healthcare industry’s decades-old problem with patient matching...

Cerner to Directly Oversee MCHS EHR Implementation, IT Department

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Texas-based Medical Center Health System (MCHS) will move forward with an agreement to allow Cerner to take over its IT department and oversee its EHR implementation, according to Odessa American. The Ector County Hospital District board...

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