HIE Rundown 5-12-15

HIE Weekly RundownHealth 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.

HIMSS Innovation Center Welcomes NetScout as New Industry-Level Collaborator
NetScout Systems, Inc. (@NetScoutannounced that the company joins the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland, Ohio, as a new Industry-level Collaborator demonstrating its impact and value to health IT professionals. The first of its kind, this year-round facility fosters collaborative testing and demonstration of how state-of-the-art interoperable systems improve the quality and efficiency of care for patients and communities.

IHIE’s New VP of Technology and Engagement, Charles E. Christian
Mr. Christian began his position with IHIE (@IndianaHIE) on May 1, 2015. Prior to joining IHIE, Mr. Christian served as the Vice President / Chief Information Officer of St. Francis Hospital, a free-standing, acute care, community hospital in west Georgia. Mr. Christian is responsible for all information technology activities throughout the organization. Read press release.

PRMC and DHIN Work Together to Remove State Line Barriers to Medical Records
While technology knows no bounds, the same could not always be said for important medical test results. Until very recently, Delaware residents being treated on the Maryland Eastern Shore did not have the benefit of having medical test results electronically delivered to their Delaware physicians and updated in the state’s community health record, the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) (@DHIN_HIERead the press release.

MiHIN Announces “Flex Staffing” Request For Proposal for U.S. Businesses
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) announced a Flex Staffing Request For Proposal (RFP) for General Business Services and Project Support, Information Technology (IT) Services, and Security Services. U.S.businesses interested in responding to the RFP are invited to apply to become MiHIN-approved vendors through the RFP response process.

New Video Educates Patients on Tools to Manage Their Health Information
The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) and Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) have released a new video to educate consumers on their rights to access their own health information, and to encourage consumers to take control of their health using smart devices and simple applications to request, view and store their personal health details.

eCaring Partners With Samsung Business Services to Increase Efficiency of Mobile Healthcare Data Management Solutions
eCaring, Inc. (@eCaring) and Samsung Business Services™ (@SamsungBizUSAannounced delivery of technology and services that enable healthcare providers to reduce costs, while enhancing the quality of patient care. eCaring’s care and disease management solutions will use Samsung’s advanced tablet technology and enterprise services to ensure 24/7 peak performance of all Samsung devices in the hands of patients and their healthcare aides.