The housing, medical, prevention services provider couldn't find software to replace its cumbersome Excel spreadsheet and paper chart processes, and now the Brooklyn Health Information Exchange is also using the tool to share information between the two entities.
After the storm one CIO says that HIE is not really a focus when treating patients during a disaster, while another official explains that not having gone live with their EHR might actually have been a "blessing in disguise" for treating patients during a power outage.
Several downstate New York RHIOs are either collaborating or in talks with the New York eHealth Collaborative regarding infrastructure, services, database software and operational support, all with the intent to overcome HIE value barriers.
Is this the beginning of the end of health IT's coveted bipartisan support? That, and NYeC's Digital Health Conference 2012, CDC on the verge of opening its cloud to public health, the Government Health IT Virtual Briefing, a debate, and more.
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) has announced a partnership with New York City's Interboro Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO). This alliance is the next step in unifying New York State's existing regional health records exchanges into a strong statewide network. The SHIN-NY will improve healthcare and reduce costs by making health records securely accessible by providers treating a patient anywhere in the state. The SHIN-NY is run by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC).
National Government Services, Inc. announces it has been selected by TurningPoint Global Solutions, LLC, as a subcontractor for a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Program Integrity (CPI) contract to reduce fraud, waste, abuse, and errors in the Medicare program. CPI is implementing a National Fraud Prevention Program (NFPP) focused on prevention and detection that is integrated, risk-based, and measurable.
Investment in the doctor patient relationship received another boost from WellPoint and CMS today. WellPoint’s industry leading primary care program was given a vote of confidence by CMS, as the agency announced the markets selected for its Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative. WellPoint’s affiliated health plans in Colorado, Ohio and New York were selected to participate.