The Michigan Health Information Network is partnering with software firm HIPAAT to bring HIEs and RHIOs throughout the state personal health information consent management programs, as more Michiganders enter EHR systems.
The Senate Finance Committee initially birthed the ACA, and now, in a lame duck session, the committee is looking for a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff. One compromise said to be floating around the Beltway could involve Democrats agreeing to long-term Medicare and Medicaid spending reductions in exchange for Republican support for tax increases.
One of the tenets of meaningful use (MU), as defined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), is that providers must use health IT to exchange clinical health information. While a final version of MU will not be adopted until next year, the clinical data exchange requirement will stand as it is part of the ARRA mandate.
Dr. David Blumenthal, director of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, recently urged the healthcare industry to break down barriers to electronic exchange of healthcare information in order to improve the quality of care and better serve patients.
Indiana Health Information Exchange, Inc. (IHIE), the nation’s largest health information exchange, together with SeeMyRadiology.com, a cloud-based medical imaging platform, are making it easier for Indiana physicians and hospitals to access and share radiology images with the launch of ImageZone.
Continua Health Alliance, the international industry organization dedicated to advancingpersonal connected health by promoting end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity of personal health devices and establishing standards-based guidelines for interoperability, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Joint Program Committee-1, through the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), has joined the Continua HealthAlliance. The United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) issued contract W81XWH-12-P-0267 for a five year membership.
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a multi-year $80.3 million contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Technology Acquisition Center to help integrate electronic health records for two of the world’s largest healthcare systems -- the VA and the Department of Defense (DoD). Harris will develop the system’s key Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), which will be released in early 2014.
Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), a provider of software development and support for VistA and vxVistA, today announced its subcontract award to support the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR) project. Led by prime contractor Systems Made Simple (SMS), DSS will help integrate disparate DoD and VA data onto a single architecture system, helping to standardize critical patient and financial information between the two departments for full interoperability and enhanced functionality.