With state budgets still recovering and the final waves of ACA implementation rolling in, state IT officials are looking to several issues, strategies and trends in 2013, including cloud services and the mobile workplace.
The Michigan Health Information Network is partnering with software firm HIPAAT to bring HIEs and RHIOs throughout the state personal health information consent management programs, as more Michiganders enter EHR systems.
By feeding data into CDC's biosurveillance program, the Kansas Health Information Network enables the health entities to more effectively monitor patient and population health. And it helps providers meet a Stage 2 meaningful use measure.
Now that many large and urban providers have adopted EHRs, IT vendors offer niche products for increasing quality metrics, streamlining workflow and bringing care to the home at the Canada-U.S. eHealth Innovation Summit.
The Department of Veterans Affairs launched its Million Veterans Program in September, and hopes to build participation in the project and build a database of genomic and clinical data from veterans, to drive better veteran care.
After the National Association of Insurance Commissioners assembled a list of questions on health insurance exchanges, CMS has published an explanation of the technical and policy details of the federal data hub, the eligibility and enrollment system that'll be used for Medicaid, CHIP and exchanges.