Browsing articles tagged with " Health Information Exchange"
Oct
12
2011

Best practices for hospitals implementing HIEs

Online Marketing Health information exchanges are important for meeting meaningful use standards, improving the coordination of care and potentially lowering costs. In fact, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology listed achieving adoption and information exchange through the meaningful use of health IT as one of its top goals in the Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan: 2011-2015. Glenn Keet, president of Axolotl, part of OptumInsight, shares seven best practices for hospitals [...]

Oct
11
2011

Healthcare technology an enabler that will help drive efficiency in the system

The healthcare track at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 conference, held last week at the Moscone Center, saw a nearly 60 percent increase in attendees over last year — jumping from 800 to 1,350 registered attendees. “Making healthcare work” was the theme running through the 18 sessions specific to the industry. And the “resounding” issue attendees wanted to address was trying to break the cost curve, according to Marc Perlman, global vice president of healthcare and [...]

Oct
4
2011

Health Information Exchange Importance and Economic Value

There is no question that providers recognize the importance of HIE, and realize in combination with electronic health records that it will transform the practice of medicine,” wrote Larry Boland, director of healthcare solutions for Syracuse, N.Y.-based Systems Made Simple in a recent opinion piece for Healthcare IT News.   He ran down a laundry list of the benefits promised from a plethora of HIE initiatives currently under way – “linking providers to one another [...]

Sep
23
2011

ACO is the way of future, Report

While the accountable care organization (ACO) model may not be formally pursued from a Medicare ACO designation standpoint, the majority of providers agree that accountable care is where the future of healthcare is going, according to a new report from market researcher KLAS. The Orem, Utah-based researchers interviewed 197 providers at 187 organizations to get an early picture of how providers and vendors are piecing together accountable care and what creating an ACO will really [...]

Sep
19
2011

HIMSS Nation Wide Patient Identity Solution

HIMSS has asked Congress to support the development of a “nationwide patient identity solution” to promote interoperability and reduce errors related to mismatches between health data and patients. The association of health IT professionals also requested that Congress continue to support the adoption of health IT and not cut off funding for the government’s electronic health record incentive program. While there has been no overt effort to repeal the HITECH Act, which authorized up to [...]

Aug
27
2011

The Role and Future of Health Information Technology in an Era of Health Care Transformation

On August 16, 2011, Dr. Alfred Hamilton from the School of Public Health and Health Service at George Washington University and Dr. Jay Conyers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health) moderated a symposium on the George Washington University campus titled, “The Role and Future of Health Information Technology in an Era of Health Care Transformation.” The symposium featured keynote speakers from the White House Office of Science and Technology [...]

Aug
3
2011

what a HIE is and what the benefits and drawbacks of joining or creating one are

Health Information Exchange

Hospitals and health systems are scrambling to become meaningful users of certified electronic health record technology within their own entities, but what’s the next step to share health information after that step? The answer for many organizations will be health information exchanges. HIEs mobilize patient healthcare information electronically across multiple member organizations, hospitals and other stakeholders. In many ways, it’s like an EHR for an entire geographical region or, on a smaller scale, a health [...]

Jun
22
2011

“MedlinePlus Connect” to provide a link that allow health organization, HIT Providers To link EHR System and Patient Portal

The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has formally launched MedlinePlus Connect. This free service allows health organizations and health information technology (HIT) providers to link patient portals and electronic health record (EHR) systems to MedlinePlus.gov, a trusted source of authoritative, up-to-date health information for patients, families and health care providers. MedlinePlus brings together information from NIH, other federal agencies, and reputable [...]

Jun
21
2011

“Leveraging Information Technology to Shape Healthcare Delivery” seminar will take place on Tuesday June 28

While efforts at political and payment reform have so far had minimal impact on healthcare delivery systems, health information technology (HIT) has already begun to create new opportunities for revolutionary change. Where are we headed? What pivotal decisions lie ahead with respect to HIT and healthcare information exchange? What paths are best and what are the consequences will of the alternatives? How can we best gather, organize, share and analyze data to improve health outcomes? [...]

May
11
2011

Massachusetts health care providers lead the nation in the use of electronic medical records

By Martin Luttrell TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF www.telegram.com(Source) Massachusetts health care providers lead the nation in the use of electronic medical records, and working with state and federal agencies, physicians and IT professionals can help build a nationwide network capable of quickly sharing accurate patient information with those who need it, Gov. Deval L. Patrick told a conference of almost 400 attendees yesterday. Mr. Patrick, a keynote speaker at the state’s second annual health information [...]

May
11
2011

Follow The HIE Leaders

BY: Anthony Guerra the founder and editor of healthsystemCIO.com www.informationweek.com(Article Source) While most advice on executive conduct focuses on leadership, equally important is the ability to skillfully follow. Internally, you lead the IT department and increasingly–with the growing integration of technology into every aspect of clinical and administrative processes–the organization. Externally, you must follow and comply with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and best practices. And you must do these things not just as [...]