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
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
There are many approaches to achieving electronic health record (EHR) interoperability. One way is to collaborate to build an entirely new EHR from the top down. In fact, this "macro level," top down approach was attempted -- but has since been scrapped -- by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).Read More
The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has launched a $1.5 million Mass HIway Vendor Interface Grant Program. The grants will fund projects that advance the interoperability of electronic health records in the Commonwealth.Read More
Maine's HealthInfoNet, a nonprofit that operates the statewide health information exchange, has announced that all acute care hospitals are now under contract to connect to the query-based HIE. HealthInfoNet has 34 of the 38 hospitals connected already and expects the remaining four hospitals to connect by the end of the year.Read More
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