October 17, 2017
Chris Nerney

AMA launches Integrated Health Model Initiative for sharing data

The goal is for IHMI to offer healthcare providers a common data model to “collect, organize, exchange and analyze critical data elements.”
October 15, 2017
Chris Nerney

Austin project aims to create consumer-controlled health data network

Pilot program targeting "the current system inefficiencies of recreating patient health history, faxing copies, and carrying those printed copies" to providers.
September 27, 2017
Chris Nerney

Hurricanes should serve as HIE wake-up call

Sharing electronic health records can make it easier for providers to treat patients in times of disaster.
September 19, 2017
Chris Nerney

Interoperability must start from within, expert says

“Many systems struggle to make sure internal stakeholders have access to data on the system in some way or another.”
September 11, 2017
Chris Nerney

As with Harvey, telehealth helps Hurricane Irma victims

The ability of telemedicine to allow providers to treat patients remotely can save lives and soothe nerves.
September 07, 2017
Chris Nerney

National Quality Forum urges broader definition of interoperability

"Various sources of patient and population data overlap in functionality with an EHR but have distinct roles and importance to the healthcare system."
August 28, 2017
Chris Nerney

National HIE collaborative sees membership surge

SHIEC CEO: "We’ve been able to elevate the state of the entire HIE market by propagating the use of best practices nationwide.”
August 25, 2017
Chris Nerney

EHR vendors encourage ONC to build upon interoperability progress

"Important work and investments have been made by developers, HIEs, exchange consortia, providers, payers, and other stakeholders."
August 23, 2017
Chris Nerney

Nurses sold on thermometers that automatically enter digital data

Eliminating manual data entry allows RNs to spend more time interacting with patients, survey finds.
August 18, 2017
Chris Nerney

Study shows unintended effect of e-visits

Providers that offered e-visit options to current patients saw a 6 percent rise in office visits, resulting in a 15 percent drop in new patients each month.