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May 7, 2012  11:13 AM

Top considerations when planning on joining an HIE



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CareConnect, Health information exchange, HIE

More independent physicians are being solicited to connect to a community, local, or state HIE.  Since many of these entities have gone live in higher numbers this past year,...

December 4, 2011  5:33 PM

Top 6 ACO considerations to watch for 2012



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Accountable care organizations, ACO, Health information exchange, HIE

As 2012 approaches and CMS kicks off the official start for Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), we are reminded of the changes that participating physicians in an ACO will face. Below is a list of 6 considerations that need to be on their agendas in 2012. Defining the ACO...


November 13, 2011  11:57 PM

Barriers to achieving health information exchange



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ACOs, Data management and standards, EHR adoption, EHRs, Electronic health records, Health information exchange, HIE

During a recent discussion with a hospitalist, I was asked to explain why health care as an industry is still not at a place where providers can readily receive a patient’s health information electronically whenever they need it.  While the value of EHRs is seemingly...


September 18, 2011  7:46 PM

Does an ACO need to wait for an HIE?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Accountable care organizations, ACO, Health information exchange, HIE, Interoperability and health information exchange

When discussing the subject of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), the exchange of health information is most often assumed to be a must have component for the model. Rightfully so, since the intent of an ACO is the coordination of accountable care to reduce costs and improve population...


September 11, 2011  10:08 PM

Independent physicians receiving solicitations to outsource all IT to the hospital system



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR implementation, Health information exchange, HIE, integration, Interoperability and health information exchange, Physician groups

Many specialists and independent health care providers affiliated with a local hospital system have already been solicited to come onboard and integrate with the larger organization's EHR system, as well as utilize their IT resources to support services. This...


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