There's little question that much work remains to actively engage patients in their own health, but thanks in part to federal initiatives, examples of successful engagement are starting to show up.
In a move meant to broaden its reach, improve security and help providers meet meaningful use, Georgia Health Information Network has upgraded its GeorgiaDirect messaging tool to offer access to the larger DirectTrust community.
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has raised public awareness about the risks of healthcare associated infections, as the U.S. healthcare workers in Africa acquired Ebola while working in a healthcare setting.
It's official. After 11 months of talk, the Department of Defense is now taking proposals for its electronic health record modernization project, a plan which officials say will eliminate barriers to exchanging the health data of DoD's 9.6 million beneficiaries between agencies.
When you picture the first handful of providers able to successfully attest to the rigors of Stage 2 meaningful use, a place like tiny Cottage Hospital might not be the first that leaps to mind.
In what officials anticipate will become one of the largest state health information exchanges in the country, the Houston-based Healthconnect has just signed on its next big name member.
Source: Erin McCann
Date: Aug 19, 2014
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