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.
The United Arab Emirates city of Dubai has launched the second part of its e-claims project, with an online claims portal, and Germany will have universal e-health insurance cards in place by the end of next year.
The Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency has awarded the nine year, $40 million contract to Acuo Technologies, for a universal clinical platform acting as a vendor neutral archive for enterprise patient imaging logistics.
The open source i2b2 software, developed by Harvard researchers at Partners HealthSystem, has turned out to be a successful $20 million investment by NIH. Researchers and health networks are using the platform to expand clinical research and information exchange.