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 11-17-17 appeared first on HIE Answers.
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If you have not tuned in to our radio station yet, we invite you to REDISCOVER RADIO. Check out these episodes of Healthcare de Jure, This Just In and a Special Panel Discussion all focused on interoperability. The post Learn more about Interoperability on HealthcareNOW Radio appeared first on HIE Answers.
By LCDR Karen Chaves MHS – AHRQ’s 2016 National Quality and Disparities Report showed overall quality of the Nation’s health care continued to improve from 2000 to 2015, but the quality of care was often uneven when measured between racial, ethnic, and income groups. The post Taking a Closer Look – State-by-State – at Health […]
By Dawn Van Dyke – Over 1.5 million veterans are matched to Community Healthcare Partners making their health information available to VA clinicians for better care coordination with private sector healthcare providers. The post Veterans Benefit from eHealth Exchange as More Seek Care in Private Sector appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Donna Cusano – Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE, in San Francisco this week, annually attracts the top thinkers and doers in innovation and aging services. It brings together academia, designers, developers, investors, and senior care executives from all over the world to rethink the aging experience. The post Themes and Trends at Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE 2017 appeared first […]
Are you planning on attending any upcoming Health IT Events? Can’t make an event? Are you at an event? Keep up-to-the-minute on Twitter reading and using the event #hashtags. Get before, during, and after news from event coordinators, sponsors, and attendees. Add to the conversation and tweet your news and thoughts and don’t forget to […]
By Teri Thomas – HIEs are hubs for sharing clinical and administrative data across the boundaries of healthcare organizations and the healthcare community. Unfortunately, many were put in place without experienced leadership and without sustainable business models. The post Could HIEs Save Medicare Billions Each Year? appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Rebecca Hafner-Fogarty MD – Healthcare regulation: It’s a challenging, complex, and fascinating thing. And it becomes even more so when new technologies like virtual care are added to the equation. The post Healthcare Regulation: Virtual Care Goes to Washington appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Genevieve Morris & Liz Palena Hall – National Health IT Week offers an annual opportunity to promote awareness of the value of health IT and to highlight progress made across the healthcare ecosystem. National Health IT Week took place this year from October 2nd to October 6th. The post Readout of NHIT Week Long-Term […]
By Rhonda Collins – A patient’s journey in the hospital can take them through multiple units, seen and treated by dozens of clinicians. Each of these transitions creates more potential for a communication breakdown—the kind that can and does endanger patient safety every day. The post How Technology Can Reduce Communication Errors During Care Transitions […]
By Rhonda Collins – A patient’s journey in the hospital can take them through multiple units, seen and treated by dozens of clinicians. Each of these transitions creates more potential for a communication breakdown—the kind that can and does endanger patient safety every day. The post How Technology Can End Reduce Communication Errors During Care […]
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 11-3-17 appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Bruce Judson – Are Healthcare Systems About to be Amazoned? Two decades ago, few people would have accepted the idea that the upstart online bookseller Amazon.com would ultimately undermine the profitability and survival of brick and mortar retail chains. The post Telemedicine & Lessons from Internet Services appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Justin Campbell – The topic of patient identity and patient matching has been around as long as healthcare. And for good reason. Without it, interoperability is inoperable. The post Do We Need a National Patient Identifier? appeared first on HIE Answers.
As part of its ongoing work to shape and support effective digital health innovation using physician expertise, the AMA announced an online platform designed to bring physicians and health tech companies together to develop and improve health care technology solutions. The post New Online Platform Connects Physicians with Health Tech Companies appeared first on HIE […]