The Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (HIXNY) recognized a physician practice, an electronic medical records (EMR) company, and two of its own at the organization’s annual meeting December 4, 2012 at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. Boston-based InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, was the exclusive sponsor for HIXNY’s annual meeting.
I'm in DC for IHE meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, and giving a session at the 2012 mHealthSummit Wednesday afternoon on Trends on Mobile Interoperability and Standards. I scheduled my travel to attend the IHE educational session held on Monday, but decided to take advantage of by mHealthSummit badge to take look at the conference instead.
"We're in the early stages of one of the fastest transformations of any industry in history," Doug Gentile, MD, who has feet in both vendor and provider waters, told a Washington symposium. How exactly HIE advances are going to evolve regionally and nationally is an open question.
The transcendent nature of cloud services could help break down existing boundaries between currently disparate data sources, open them to information exchange and, ultimately, provide the connectivity and integration necessary for accountable care.
The John A. Hartford Foundation has received a multi-year, multi-million dollar Social Innovation Fund (SIF) award for a program to improve depression care in medically underserved rural communities in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The SIF, which is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), awarded the Foundation a two-year, $2 million grant.