Reliable, high-speed bandwidth is a foundation of health information exchange. The Oregon Health Network, an FCC Rural Healthcare Pilot Program, shares five how-tos of building connectivity needs into an overall HIT strategy.
In what could serve as a model for other states, the statewide HIE is linking to an all-payer claims database to marry actual clinical outcome with the amount paid to better analyze the value for managing patient populations -- and achieve financial sustainability.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced that Joel Ario has joined the firm and will begin work on Jan. 2, 2012, in its Washington, D.C., office as a managing director with Manatt Health Solutions (MHS), the firm’s interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division. Ario comes to MHS from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), where he served as director of the Office of Health Insurance Exchanges.
Magpie Healthcare, a Colorado-based provider of clinical communications solutions for hospitals, today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected Magpie Healthcare’s CareConnect™ software to automatically connect clinicians and responders and the management of on-call schedules. The VA has awarded funds to Magpie Healthcare and 5 other organizations for innovative projects primarily to improve information technology in healthcare. The VA’s Innovation Initiative (VAi2) competition is the department’s leading open government effort.
Continua Health Alliance, an industry organization of healthcare and technology companies dedicated to improving the quality of personal healthcare, and the NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced that they will work together to expand standards-based connectivity technology in the health IT industry.
Shortly after the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) recommended that the United States adopt ICD-10, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) assembled a session on the code scheme for its annual conference. The last-minute addition was so late, in fact, that the MGMA did not have time to include it on the printed agenda, and the only available time slot was 7 a.m.