Category Archives: Health Information Exchange

HIE’s Save Payers Big Bucks

By Ken Terry,  Fierce Health IT News A study of emergency-department visits conducted by Humana in the Milwaukee area shows that payers can save money if EDs have access to community health information exchanges (HIEs). When ED clinicians queried patients‘ … Continue reading

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Latest HIE Toolkit for Building Information Exchanges

By Ken Terry, Fierce Health IT The 10-year-old eHealth Initiative has released Phase II of its 2011 HIE Toolkit. Like the first two iterations of the toolkit, which were issued in 2006 and 2008, the latest version incorporates lessons learned … Continue reading

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5 Leading Health Systems Form Data Exchange Initiative

Healthcare IT News  4/6/11 WASHINGTON – Five health systems, each a leader in the use of electronic medical records for their patients, joined together today to announce a new initiative to securely exchange electronic health data, with the first data … Continue reading

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A Look at International EHR Best Practices: Lessons Learned

Healthcare systems around the world are endeavoring to offer better care by reducing medical errors, through better medication management, rapid access to vital and accurate information, reduced duplication of services, access to a more comprehensive picture of health to promote … Continue reading

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IT Exchange Goals for 2013 Meaningful Use

By Mary Mosquera Gov’t Health IT   3/16/11 A panel of the Health IT Policy Committee is exploring gaps in the infrastructure of health information exchange, solutions for which will be critical to some of the proposed objectives for stage … Continue reading

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Offsite Image Announces Rural Health Initiative Launch

OffSite Image Management Systems (OIMS), based out of Kansas City, is launching the Rural Health Initiative, in which select rural hospitals, across the nation, will receive the technology needed to safely store, transfer, and exchange critical patient information with other … Continue reading

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