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HIEs: Why and How to Connect

November 21, 2013 | By More
HIEs: Why and How to Connect

Ask Joy: This Week – HIE’s Why & How to Connect I’m new to all of this talk about Health Information Exchanges. Why and how should I connect to an HIE?  Let’s start at the beginning and work our way up. Health Information Exchanges (HIE) offer a secure method of sharing vital patient information electronically […]

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Interoperability – The Challenge for 2014

November 20, 2013 | By More
Interoperability – The Challenge for 2014

Third Annual NY eHealth Collaborative Digital Health Conference By Sarianne Gruber, MPH, MS SG Healthcare Analytics LLC Thanks to an invitation from HITECH Answers, I attended the Third Annual New York eHealth Collaborative Digital Health Conference on November 14 and 15 in New York City. The event was attended by 1,200 healthcare decision makers and […]

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Health Care System To Benefit From Recent HIE Progress

November 27, 2012 | By More
Health Care System To Benefit From Recent HIE Progress

Reason for Optimism About Health Information Exchange By Brian Ahier, writing for iHealthBeat.org The stars seem to be aligned for rapid progress in health information exchange. We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to improve care coordination and health care quality and ultimately lower costs […]

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A Layer Above it All: Healtheway’s Value Prop

November 13, 2012 | By More
A Layer Above it All: Healtheway’s Value Prop

By John Moore, Founder & Managing Partner Chilmark Research @john_chilmark Now that NwHIN has been spun-out into the public-private entity Healtheway one has to wonder exactly what value they can deliver to market that will sustain them as they attempt to ween themselves from the federal spigot. Healtheway has no lack of challenges ahead but they […]

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Interoperability Testing Critical for Health Information Exchange

November 7, 2012 | By More
Interoperability Testing Critical for Health Information Exchange

Q&A with Aegis.Net on Interoperability Mary Mosquera Senior Editor, Government Health IT Aegis.Net Inc. recently was selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish a health IT test infrastructure that verifies conformance and interoperability with industry standards as part of meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). The NIST $6.25 million contract award is […]

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Lab Orders and HIEs

November 1, 2012 | By More
Lab Orders and HIEs

Certification Requirements Needed to Transmit Lab Orders Ken Willett CEO/CTO of Ignis Systems Corporation A recent posting on Michigan Health Connect indicates that while this state-wide HIE is handling 820,000 lab results per month, it is only handling about 5000 orders per month. This 160-fold disparity highlights the issues with trying to use HIEs for bidirectional lab […]

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HIE best practices: Preparing for health information exchange

October 31, 2012 | By More
HIE best practices: Preparing for health information exchange

Storing Data within Health IT Systems Kyle S. Murphy, Senior Editor EHRintelligence.com .. Health information exchange is both a network enabling the exchange of health information and the act of exchanging patient data. Much of the this focus to date has centered on the various HIEs springing up across the country — indeed Massachusetts is […]

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Key Issues to HIE and Patient Identity Integrity

October 16, 2012 | By More
Key Issues to HIE and Patient Identity Integrity

HIEs and Patient Matching Noam Arzt, PhD, president and founder of HLN Consulting Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) represent a collection of organizations that choose to work together to exchange electronic health information. While consistently identifying patients is hard enough within a single practice, clinic, hospital, or integrated delivery network (IDN), when spanning multiple organizations in […]

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