By David Bennett – Many of the nation’s statewide HIEs have struggled for sustainability since the early 2000s – but not in Nebraska. The Cornhusker State has seen great success with its efforts to connect health systems, physician offices, and public health entities.Read More
By Daniel Cidon – Our public health crisis is a sobering example of just how desperately seamless information sharing capabilities are needed. While EHRs have become commonplace, the disjointed, competitive nature of IT systems contributes to a proliferation of duplicate and incomplete patient records.
By Andy Aroditis – While widespread testing is key to safely reopening the economy and easing social distancing restrictions, issues such as accessibility, delayed or missing results, and concerns over accuracy continue to loom nationwide.
Join the ONC for a working session on patient identity and patient matching, Monday, June 1, 2020, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET. They invite individuals and organizations to provide input and insight into existing challenges and promising innovations in patient identity and matching.
By Daniel Cidon & Vicki Kwiatkowski – The effects of COVID-19 have rapidly spread across the globe – testing the limits of both the population and the public health sector. High in-demand medical services are countered by disruptions in daily operations as…
By Daniel Cidon – Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the need for longitudinal health data and interoperability have never been greater. Providers need access to the full picture of every patient they treat, and epidemiologists need to consolidate data from multiple sources to…
By Edward Yang – As the new year ushers in, many health IT leaders are finding themselves at a critical juncture to make 2019 a transformative time for their organizations. In response to massive consolidation, healthcare reform and competitive pressures, hospitals and health systems are undergoing dramatic change.
Nebraska’s HIE, the Nebraska Health Information Initiative, has taken a crucial step in becoming the source for population health data for Nebraska providers by deploying a strong patient identity matching strategy.
By Nick Orser – No matter what patient matching technology you use, and no matter what vendor it is from, it uses fundamentally the same approach to patient matching as every other technology. This is true whether you use the built-in master patient index or an enterprise master patient index product.