Regional health networks and management
- December 29, 2011
Not all health IT trends will survive in 2012. Read about the EMR, the RHIO, the HIS and other health information technology doomed for extinction in the new year.
- July 27, 2011
Funding and expertise are scarce as local public health officials prepare to be inundated with immunization, syndromic surveillance and lab patient data, thanks to meaningful use.
- July 05, 2011
States can build national health information exchange, but interoperability must come first. State leaders discuss the current technical, legislative and economic issues they face.
- June 30, 2011
A recent eHealth Initiative survey suggests that the nation's RECs are now supporting providers as they purchase and implement EHR systems. Many have their eyes to the future, too.
- May 18, 2011
State health IT leaders discuss how privacy laws and EHR interoperability issues make interstate health information exchange anything but straightforward.
- May 17, 2011
Despite many barriers, the national health network envisioned by former ONC head Dr. David Blumenthal will be built, he says -- but maybe not by the HITECH Act's goal of 2015.
- March 29, 2011
Vendors and service providers call the Direct Project's health information exchange standards simple and straightforward. This simplicity has let many pilot projects get started.
- March 02, 2011
Interviews and sessions at HIMSS 2011 reveal that the term health information exchange means different things to different people. No matter the model, the goals are the same.
- February 24, 2011
Health IT adoption is on the rise, but there is work to do, the heads of HHS and the ONC said in a HIMSS 2011 keynote. Critically, tech cannot widen the gap between rich and poor.
- February 11, 2011
Health information exchange is at a crossroads -- public versus private, federated versus centralized. The HIMSS 2011 conference will help light the road ahead.
- February 10, 2011
Dean Health System essentially has been an accountable care organization for years. Several factors, including EHR interoperability, data analytics and charm school, drive savings.
- February 04, 2011
Hospitals are building a de facto national health information exchange infrastructure as they try to connect ambulatory practices and other hospitals in their regions.
- October 14, 2010
Using health data standards can jumpstart health information exchange and in the process, prepare providers for meaningful use. New York Medicaid's e-prescribing is proof.
- October 05, 2010
Health information exchanges should have local control and a great deal of flexibility when it comes to making rules and ensuring trust among stakeholders, IT professionals say.
- October 05, 2010
Directed exchange is one meaningful use mandate. Policymakers are exploring how the provider directory could be used to facilitate seamless health information exchange.