In 2013, HIEs may be evolving in regions where there previously wasn't a huge need for information sharing. 2013 is also likely to bring a new focus on HIE interoperability, sustainability and clinical and business value.
Will the federal government be able to meet deadlines for HIX implementation? One IT management consultant thinks not. And as other HIEs struggle to find a business model, Maine HealthInfoNet is building a clinical-claims data warehouse for new accountability reporting and provider analytics.
Maine HealthInfoNet has partnered with Arcadia solutions to build what is apparently the first state-wide clinical and claims data warehouse, with the goal of supporting reporting requirements for new payment models and providing new clinical insights.
CMS contracts with eight vendors over 10 years to better integrate its IT business systems and health information with demands of health reform, EHR meaningful use and increasing Medicare beneficiaries.
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.
HIXNY COO Joel Ryba outlines sixteen tenets for enabling effective health information exchange -- and does so in response to a market wherein far too many products are being touted as HIE enablers when many are not.
More than 1,000 Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) county managers across the state are using advanced technology to strengthen caseworker productivity, contain costs, identify potential fraud and abuse, and improve the health and well-being of beneficiaries who rely on DHS’s food, medical, and cash assistance programs.
The agencies are harnessing health technologies to improve doctor-patient interaction by reaching patients – and their health problems – right where they reside. Here’s how they plan to transform that from buzzword into better care.