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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...

DirectTrust Backs ONC Focus on EHR Usability, Interoperability

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DirectTrust CEO David Kibbe, MD recently released a statement commending plans discussed during the ONC press conference to focus on improving EHR usability and interoperability in health IT. “I find the attitude and direction ONC is taking...

How ONC Will Spur EHR Usability, Interoperability Improvements

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In a press conference yesterday, ONC officials appointed by the Trump Administration cited EHR usability improvements and interoperability as the agency’s top priorities moving forward. EHR Usability To tackle the EHR usability problem,...

WY Medical Center Connects Epic EHR to eHealth Exchange

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Wyoming recently connected to the Sequoia Project’s eHealth Exchange using Epic EHR. Connecting to the federal eHealth Exchange gives CRMC access to the largest secure health data sharing network...

ONC to Implement Trusted Exchange Framework, Common Agreement

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Earlier this week, ONC announced a series of three public stakeholder meetings will soon take place to kick start the process of implementing the trusted exchange framework and common agreement provisions outlined in the 21 Century Cures Act....

CA Hospitals Agree to Connect to Health Information Exchange

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Two California medical centers recently connected to a nonprofit health information exchange (HIE) in an effort to improve care coordination for patients and providers within their networks.  Both Glendale Adventist Medical Center and White...

AHIMA Patient Data Sharing White Paper Open for Public Comment

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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) are now seeking public comment on a collaborative white paper detailing requirements and constraints for patient demographic data exchange...

Michigan HIE Links Six Midwest Health Information Exchanges

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Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) in Michigan recently connected to six other health information exchanges to improve data sharing for patients and providers across the Midwest. The health data exchange network extends interoperability across...

Cerner, Epic EHR Hospitals to Share Patient EHRs in NC

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Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health recently reached an agreement to exchange patient health data between their Cerner and EHR technologies in an effort to improve care coordination for patients receiving care at either facility. Carolinas...

Value-Based Care Fueling Provider Demands on Health IT Companies

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Expectations for health IT companies are rising as a result of the transition to value-based care. Providers are increasingly experiencing pressure to improve information exchange at their practices and demanding clean, comprehensive, and actionable...

Health IT Tools, Capabilities Required for Value-Based Care

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A successful transition to value-based care will require effective partnerships between healthcare providers and health IT developers as well as among providers themselves to ensure that current and future EHR and health IT infrastructure lead...

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