Health Information Exchange (HIE) is happening every minute of every day. 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.
News and Noted
Save the Date! 2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
The 2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit (@HealthITCONNECT) marks the 10th anniversary of the program. The conference, being held March 18-20, 2019, has grown and evolved into an important national venue for public and private sector thought leaders to share ideas and benchmark implementation strategies of State Health IT Systems. Early Bird Registration ends Dec. 14th.
Maine’s Northern Light Beacon Health Partners with PatientPing to Coordinate Care for Patients Throughout the State — and Beyond
PatientPing (@PatientPing), a health technology company that connects providers to seamlessly coordinate patient care, announced it has launched in the state of Maine through its new partnership with Northern Light Beacon Health, the population health and accountable care member of Northern Light Health, formerly known as Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS). This partnership will help the statewide healthcare system enhance care coordination for providers, care teams and patients throughout Maine.
Medical Industry Leaders Collaborate to Eliminate Traditional Paper Process
Precision Medical Products (Precision) and Simple Admit announced the collaborative launch of Precision Express, a new online DVT prevention portal which allows the secure exchange of patients’ critical health information prior to a scheduled surgery. When healthcare providers and medical suppliers have advanced access to health history and insurance details, it ensures better outcomes for patients during pre- and post-surgery care.
openAirWare Launches New Software to Improve Michigan Health Information Exchange
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) (@MiHIN) has adopted openAirWare (@openAirWare) software that enables MiHIN health plan partners to securely and easily communicate with one another throughout Michigan.
The Sequoia Project
The Sequoia Project (@SequoiaProject) was chartered to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The ONC transitioned management of its eHealth Exchange to The Sequoia Project for maintenance. Since 2012, the Exchange has grown to become the largest health information exchange network in the country.
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— The Sequoia Project (@sequoiaproject) December 3, 2018
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative
SHIEC (@SHIEClive) is the National Trade Association for Health Information Exchange Organizations. It is routine for important data about patients’ ongoing care to reside in multiple unconnected organizations. SHIEC member HIEs use information technology and trusted relationships in their service areas to enable secure, authorized exchange of patient information among disparate providers. By providing enhanced access to all available and relevant patient data SHIEC HIE members aim to improve the quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness of health care provided in their communities. Read their news feed.
— SHIEC (@SHIEClive) August 30, 2018
CommonWell Health Alliance (@CommonWell) is devoted to the simple vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs. Additionally, provider access to this data must be built-in health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the people they serve.
CommonWell Health Alliance Announces General Availability of Carequality Connection
CommonWell Health Alliance announced the rollout of its connection to the Carequality Framework, which is now Generally Available to CommonWell members and will increase health IT connectivity nationwide. The connection will allow CommonWell- and Carequality-enabled health care providers, through some of the industry’s largest participating EHR vendors, to connect and bilaterally exchange health data to improve care coordination and delivery.
- We have moved our ONC news and updates to What’s Happening at the ONC series posts on alternate Fridays.
- Find more news and updates on State HIE organizations in our State HIE News and Updates series posts on alternate Fridays.
ONC Interoperability Pledge
Companies that provide 90 percent of electronic health records used by hospitals nationwide as well as the top five largest health care systems in the country have agreed to implement three core commitments: Consumer Access, No Blocking/Ensuring Transparency, and Standards. The ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) wants vendors to sign a pledge. Is your vendor pledging? Find out who is on the list.
eHealth Initiative Resource Center
Interoperability Files – Check out the new white paper resource in the eHealth Initiative’s (@eHealthDC) Resource Center: How Blockchain Technology Could Disrupt Healthcare