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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...


August 14, 2011  9:39 PM

The building blocks for an ACO technology infrastructure



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ACO, HIE, Infrastructure, technology

ACOs have become quite a hot topic among health care leaders today, with some of the main concerns being governance, payment structure, infrastructure and architecture challenges. Some feel strongly that ACOs will require a more complex and advanced technology infrastructure than the ones...


May 29, 2011  10:38 PM

Clinical data should be publicly available to help patients and clinicians



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, HIE, ITP, public health data

In a recent post, I discussed the value of centralizing data and having the...


February 13, 2011  9:22 PM

Direct Project showcases new pilot programs



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Direct Project, EHR, HIE

On Feb. 2, two pilot projects launched promoting electronic health records exchange through the Direct Project.  The two states that are currently listed with these initiatives are Rhode Island and Minnesota, though there are several other states that will undergo a similar initiative to support...


August 29, 2010  11:05 PM

State HIE, NHIN CONNECT and now NHIN Direct



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CONNECT, HIE, NHIN Direct

In the last few months NHIN Direct (National Health Information Network) continued to work toward getting the system live and running. Currently the focus seems to be on the Pilot projects for the following entities:
  • Pilot Project Brief...


August 22, 2010  9:41 PM

North Carolina Providers may be getting closer to a state wide HIE



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIE, NCHIE

With the recent federal grants awarded for the state of North Carolina health information exchange and EHR training programs, this state has been very busy planning and preparing for a state wide health information exchange platform. In just the last 8 months, 4 separate HIE initiatives have...


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