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ONC Pushes Public Health Agencies to Improve HIE Integration

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An ONC resource on how public health agencies utilize health information exchange (HIE) integration contains best practices and insights using interviews from public health agencies in 16 jurisdictions. The findings detailed in the report focus...

NQF Framework Aims to Improve Interoperability Measurement

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The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently released a final report to assist in the measurement of healthcare interoperability meeting its definition under federal law. The common measurement framework is designed to identify existing measures...

HHS Called on to Eliminate Health Information Blocking

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A coalition of healthcare stakeholders convened by Health IT Now called HHS and its departments to eliminate information blocking so that providers can effectively aggregate patient EHRs and advance interoperability. The letter from organizations...

KeyHIE Innovates for Interoperability, Population Health Management

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Operational since 2005, Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) is one of the oldest and largest health information exchanges (HIEs) in the country. The Pennsylvania HIE began with only three participating hospitals but has since expanded...

EHRA Requests ONC Health Data Exchange Framework Be Voluntary

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Thirty health IT companies part of the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) recently requested ONC make its health data exchange framework voluntary and build on existing standards to improve interoperability. EHRA’s comments came...

MeHI $193K Awards to CEHRT Vendors Target Behavioral Health

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Four certified EHR technology (CEHRT) vendors are the recipients of a combined $193,000 from the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at MassTech to support behavioral health data reporting across the state. The four CEHRT vendors — eHana,...

3 Ways EHR Use, Access Boost Care Coordination Across Settings

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Care coordination between healthcare settings can have a significant impact on patient care. Strong care coordination is particularly necessary for providers delivering care to high-risk patients. Transitions of care and chronic disease management...

Top 5 Challenges to Achieving Healthcare Interoperability

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Improved healthcare interoperability is a top priority for providers, policymakers, and patients in 2017. The public and private sectors are working across the industry to facilitate seamless health data exchange between a multitude of health...

DirectTrust, HL7 Collaborate to Streamline Health Data Exchange

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DirectTrust and HL7 recently released a white paper proposing ways Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and Direct standards can work together to achieve technical improvements to health data exchange. HL7 is one of many standards...

Key Takeaways from ONC Health Data Exchange Strategy

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ONC recently posted key takeaways from its first multi-stakeholder meeting to develop a national plan for standardizing health data exchange, otherwise known as the 21st Century Cures Act Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. In particular,...

Federal Opioid Commission Seeks PDMP Health Data Exchange

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The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis published an interim report requesting President Trump encourage state and federal prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to participate in health data exchange...

New SHIEC Member Supports Behavioral Health Data Exchange

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The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) recently extended membership to Reliance eHealth Collaborative to expand the initiative’s support of behavioral health data exchange. The health information exchange is a community-based...

AMIA Submits ONC Interoperability Framework Recommendations

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently submitted a letter to National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Donald Rucker, MD with recommendations to improve the ONC Interoperability Framework. Representing 5,400...

Utah HIE Links Three Western Health Information Exchanges

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The Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) recently linked with three other health information exchanges across the West in an effort to facilitate the exchange of admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications for individuals who visit...

Surescripts NRLS Extends to 14 Additional Health Systems

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Surescripts announced it has added 14 new health systems to its National Record Locator Service (NRLS), furthering its efforts to improve interoperability nationwide. “In today’s fragmented healthcare environment, health systems need...

DirectTrust Experiences Continued Growth in Health Data Exchange

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DirectTrust recently announced it has experienced a period of continued growth at the close of its second quarter with five new members joining the alliance since April 1.   The nonprofit alliance has continued its upward trajectory on all...

MEDITECH to Deploy CommonWell Interoperability Services in 2018

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MEDITECH recently announced that beginning in 2018 its EHR technology will be support CommonWell interoperability services enabling health data exchange. As a vender-neutral network of networks, CommonWell Health Alliance allows participating...

Standardization, Collaboration Drive Interoperability at Cerner

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Achieving true interoperability is paramount to maximizing the myriad benefits of health IT and delivering safe, efficient patient care. Federal agencies, healthcare organizations, and health IT companies alike are working to facilitate seamless...

EHR Use Shows Little Impact on Improving Revenue, Operations

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A recent survey of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CIOs showed a disparity between EHR data availability and its effect on revenue and operations margins in hospitals. While federal incentives are pushing the healthcare...

California Looks to Support Behavioral Health Data Exchange

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The California Health & Human Services Agency’s Office of Health Information Integrity includes a litany of use cases in the recently published State Health Information Guidance to illustrate numerous instance where sharing protect...

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