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Health Information Exchange Vital in Cutting Healthcare Costs

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EHR adoption and interoperability are showing major benefits, not only financially but with patient safety as well, according to the Executive Director of HEALTHeLINK. In an editorial for The Buffalo News, the head of the health information exchange...

Health Information Exchange Sees Growth at eHealth Exchange

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The organization focusing nationwide health information exchange (HIE) has announced that its nationwide health information network (HIN), the eHealth Exchange, now reaches a hundred members, with more hospital HIE connections expected  before...

Interoperability a Focus of BPC Recommendations to Congress

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Part of the Bipartisan Policy Center's recommendations for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee on the subject of advancing medical innovation include Congressional improvement of health IT interoperability....

Senate Committee Tackles EHR Interoperability, Data Blocking

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The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions continues probing into the obstacles in the way of achieving the promise of health IT with a focus on EHR interoperability and information sharing during hearing Thursday. In his...

More EHR Vendors Establish Connections to Massachusetts HIE

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Two EHR vendors are the latest to connect their services to the statewide health information exchange (HIE) in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway). Two organizations, athenahealth and NextGen Healthcare Information...

Why EHR Interoperability is Vital for Accountable Care

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A major goal of the healthcare industry making headway since the HITECH Act was passed in 2009 is that of care coordination. In order to effectively transition patients between different healthcare settings and coordinate care among multiple...

Improving Payer Engagement in Health Information Exchange

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The healthcare industry is poised to revolutionize the quality of patient care, population health outcomes, and skyrocketing medical costs – known as the Triple Aim of Healthcare. In order to better address care coordination, transition...

Will EHR Incentives Help Spread Health Information Exchange?

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The EHR Incentive Programs do not incentives long-term post-acute facilities, but they do incentivize eligible professionals and hospitals to meet health information exchange meaningful use requirement which could serve as a means of connecting...

PA’s Health Information Exchange Awards $674K to Hospitals

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The institution of a health information exchange (HIE) is imperative for the healthcare industry, as it allows for effective data sharing among multiple medical facilities located on opposite sides of the country and coordinates care throughout...

Health Information Exchange Reduces Redundant Testing

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Health information exchange is growing in importance within the healthcare industry, as more healthcare providers are focused on improving care coordination and reducing medical errors throughout the healthcare continuum. Also, effective health...

Health Information Exchange Tools Needed in Nursing Homes

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When it comes to patient transfers among differing hospitals or clinics, clear communication and care coordination is vital to ensuring patients are safe and well cared for. Reducing medical errors is vital to ensuring high quality healthcare...

Healtheway Becomes The Sequoia Project, Work Continues

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Less than three years after taking over control of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) and transforming it into the eHealth Exchange, Healtheway is starting a new chapter in the organization's existence, rebranding itself as...

Health Information Exchange Should Extend Past Meaningful Use

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The efficient sharing of medical data is key to improving patient care across the country, which is why the federal government has pushed forward the development of the state health information exchange (HIE). Ever since the Health Information...

EHR Data Interoperability Should Meet Five Use Cases

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EHR data interoperability remains a top priority for the healthcare industry as well as the federal government. In order to ensure the financial investments the government put into spreading EHR adoption and meaningful use requirements are worthwhile,...

New Grant Program Advances Health Information Exchange

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The development of health information exchange institutions is aimed at advancing coordinated care, delivering superior quality of medical services, and improving public health outcomes. Certified EHR technology and health IT systems can enhance...

Health IT Systems Improve Patient Safety, Workflow in Radiology

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Physician practices, clinics, and hospitals are not the only entities within the healthcare industry to adopt health IT systems in an effort to improve patient health outcomes and the quality of medical services. As reported previously by EHRIntelligence.com,...

EHR Data Interoperability Needs Strong Security Platforms

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Within the healthcare industry, EHR data interoperability has become all the rage, as medical providers, the federal government, media, and health IT vendors continue discussing the impact and benefits of interoperable, electronic patient records....

Are Meaningful Use Requirements Enough for Patient Engagement?

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As Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements have pushed forward the need for healthcare providers to offer patients a means to download, view, and transmit their electronic medical information, more healthcare facilities have implemented patient portals...

Health Data Interoperability Needs Information Blocking to End

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From federal government agencies and the medical industry to patient advocate groups and vendor-neutral companies, the push for greater health data interoperability with the healthcare market remains strong. As seen in the proposed rule for Stage...

Does Certified EHR Technology Need Simplified Standards?

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Healthcare providers seeking to successfully attest to meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will need to implement certified EHR technology in their medical practice. The Centers for Medicare &...

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