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EHNAC, a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced the release of new versions for all 18 of its accreditation programs for use starting January 1, 2018. The post EHNAC Announces Finalized 2018 Accreditation Criteria Versions for All Accreditation Programs appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Dr. Pawan Jindal – Over the last decade, billions of American tax payer dollars have been spent to achieve “interoperability” in healthcare. Has it worked? The answer depends on who you ask. However, everyone agrees that we have a long way to go. The post Interoperability: There is FHIR at the End of the […]
By David Harlow, JD MPH – CMS has a communications problem. Together with the Joint Commission, CMS issued joint guidance on the use of SMS messaging for clinical communications just over a year ago. The post Texting Patient Information – The Latest from CMS appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Genevieve Morris – The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016, calls on the ONC to work with federal partners, including the NIST, and the healthcare and health IT industries to provide interoperability for all. The post Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement appeared first on HIE Answers.
State HIEs come in all shapes and sizes but have one thing in common: To improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care delivered in their states. Check in on the latest news and updates being reported by these organizations. The post State HIE News and Updates 1-12-18 appeared first on HIE Answers.
SHIEC, a collaborative representing HIEs, announced the national launch of the Patient Centered Data Home™ (PCDH) initiative, a nationwide initiative coordinated by SHIEC’s HIE members, including the Indiana Health Information Exchange. The post HIEs Connect Nationwide to Support Better Patient Care appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Dr. Nick van Terheyden – Technology continues to move at an exponential pace, leaving virtually no industry untouched. Healthcare is no exception — the technological progress in this space is offering incredible opportunities to improve the health of our population… The post Blockchain, AI and Virtual Care — Buckle Up, Healthcare Tech is Taking off in 2018 appeared […]
By Teresa Rivera – When you think of health information exchange (HIE), you probably envision doctors receiving hospital admission and discharge alerts, or accessing critical medical records. The post The Potential that Interoperability Offers appeared first on HIE Answers.
The Department of Health and Human Services released the draft Trusted Exchange Framework, a significant step towards achieving interoperability, as required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016. The post Draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Released by HHS appeared first on HIE Answers.
Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to make that reality. The post HIE Rundown 1-05-18 appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Rebecca Hafner-Fogarty, MD – Recently an opinion piece in JAMA came to my attention. In it, Drs. Nochomovitz and Sharma called for a new medical specialty to be recognized: the medical virtualist. The post Is a Medical Virtualist Specialty Necessary? Probably Not. appeared first on HIE Answers.
The Iowa Health Information Network announced it has signed a Software as a Service agreement with the Koble Group, a Minnesota state-certified Health Information Organization operating on a robust platform for sharing data, powered by Orion Health. The post Orion Health and Koble Group Establish Multi-State Public HIE appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Nancy Pratt – This past year, 2017, has been a challenging year for many industries, and healthcare is certainly no exception. Not only are there major challenges connected to an increasingly aging population and outdated healthcare infrastructure… The post 2018: Shifting Healthcare’s Mindset to the Mobile Patient appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Morris Panner – 2018 will bring an advanced pace to the digital transformation of the healthcare industry. Changing consumer preferences, provider consolidation, and tech titans like Apple, Amazon and Microsoft moving into the space. The post 2018 Healthcare Predictions: 10 Trends to Watch in Imaging appeared first on HIE Answers.