More than a third of physician practices plan to purchase, replace or upgrade ambulatory EHR systems, according to HIMSS Analytics' newest Ambulatory Electronic Health Record & Practice Management Study. Meanwhile, nearly half of physician groups say they'll join an HIE.Read More
Achieving Farzad Mostashari's vision for a U.S. healthcare system where "every encounter and every patient has access to all the world's knowledge" will require a balancing of standards and innovation and a combination of IT and process change.Read More
"If you've seen one Medicaid program, you've seen one Medicaid program," as the old adage goes. Much of healthcare is regional and local, and nowadays the same is true for health information exchanges.Read More
Watching children play with building blocks is not unlike watching the healthcare industry create health information exchanges (HIEs). Although everyone has access to the same blocks, the final structures differ in complexity, purpose and sustainability.
The nonprofit standards and accreditation organization Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has designated four vendors in its Direct Trust Agent Accreditation Program, which measures privacy, security, confidentiality and best practices with Direct protocol.Read More
The Idaho Health Data Exchange has launched an image exchange with St. Luke's Health System in Boise.
With HIE services provided by eHealth Technologies, the image exchange allows physicians, clinicians and hospitals to collaborate on diagnostic-quality images through a web app.Read More
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