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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Health Catalyst, a leader in next-generation data, analytics,  and decision support, today announced completion of its acquisition of Medicity, one of the nation’s largest population health management companies with solutions for health information exchange (HIE), business intelligence, and provider and patient engagement.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

By Rajiv Leventhal | Published by Healthcare Informatics

The Wyoming Frontier Information Exchange is being built as a centralized clinical data repository for participating providers with technology from HIE vendor Medicity.

Monday, March 26, 2018

By Joseph Goedert | Published by Health Data Management

Medicity, a leading expert in clinical data aggregation and interoperability, announced its partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health to form a statewide, medical community-owned health information exchange (HIE).

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

eHealth Initiative released their final report, Pulse on the Industry: Interoperability and Population Health Management, which assessed the healthcare industry’s progress in the collection, exchange, and use of patient data to improve care and clinical outcomes using population health management tools.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

As value-based care takes hold, healthcare organizations are looking to better manage populations of patients to ensure care is timely, effective and as inexpensive as possible.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

By Fred Bazzoli | Published by Health Data Management

The healthcare industry is moving the needle forward on interoperability and population health management.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization has partnered with insurance software vendor Medicity to distribute electronic Continuity of Care documents to clinicians and support staff across the state.

Friday, January 26, 2018

By Joseph Goedert | Published by Health Data Management

Medicity, a leading expert in clinical data aggregation and interoperability, announced the launch of Community Interchange with one of its most long-standing partners, CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Colorado HIE with a network of 74 hospitals will use the technology to help manage data into comprehensive continuity of care documents.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

By Mike Miliard | Published by Healthcare IT News

Medicity, a leading expert in clinical data aggregation and interoperability, announced the launch of Community Interchange with one of its most long-standing partners, CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Published by Business Wire

Health information exchanges (HIEs) are an important community resource for coordinating care at local and regional levels—in both good times and in bad.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

By Patrice Wolfe, Chief Executive Officer, Medicity | Published by Becker's Healthcare

Join the nation's top providers, public and private HIE's to learn about the evolving state of population health management. Take part in 3-days of interactive and collaborative sessions including training, networking and keynote speakers.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Summit provides participants with tools and resources to guide success in implementing EHRs and other health information technology. The Summit will explore how optimizing the use of electronic health record systems (EHRs) and other health IT to connect health information is transforming health care and advancing population health, as well as delve into challenges and opportunities for connecting the continuum of care in the context of this year's theme: "Connectivity. Equity. Health."

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The mission of the Division of Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) is "To provide opportunities to enable older South Dakotans and adults who are disabled to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives while maintaining close family and community ties by promoting in-home and community-based services to prevent or delay premature or inappropriate institutionalization."

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

With the shift towards value-based care, pharmacists are expanding their role as essential members of the health care team. Community pharmacy practice is also evolving from a principal focus on medication distribution to expanded clinically-oriented patient care services. The need for access to clinical information and to improve care collaboration with other providers is essential for a patient-centered approach, enhancing patient health and medication outcomes.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In today’s changing landscape, providers are searching for ways to improve value-based care metrics. An essential component is in the Health Information Exchange (HIE). They offer a wealth of near real-time, clinical data which is necessary to deliver better care coordination and quality reporting needed to meet reimbursement requirements and beyond. Discover the benefits of utilizing a data foundation to intelligently integrate clinical information across an entire care community. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The 2017 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference will be held May 25-26, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. This is our 9th year for this exciting conference that brings together over 700 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the state of Texas that focus on new innovations, opportunities and progressive solutions to improve healthcare technology. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking opportunities are hallmarks of this Texas flavored conference.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) announced it has successfully designed, developed, and implemented the first county population health solution that delivers electronic notification services to the full community.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) announced it has successfully designed, developed, and implemented the first county population health solution that delivers electronic notification services to the full community. The new capability is part of SCHA’s Health Information Exchange, called DiamondView, which helps caregivers better manage care transitions throughout the entire cycle of care given to its members.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), operators of the Vermont Health Information Exchange (Vermont HIE), and Medicity, the leading provider of population health management solutions, today announced that VITL has launched its external connection to the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), operators of the Vermont Health Information Exchange (Vermont HIE), and Medicity, the leading provider of population health management solutions, today announced that VITL has launched its external connection to the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Medicity, a recognized expert in building large clinically connected communities, announced it will be launching Community Interchange at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition, creating a single, de-duplicated and normalized continuity of care document (CCD) for hospitals and health systems.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

HIStalk Interviews Patrice Wolfe, CEO, Medicity. "We’re certainly spending our time now more on how we can create documents, CCDs, that are integrated, normalized, and offer great value to the provider, Any provider will tell you that going through a CCD is a nightmare. We’ve got to get to the next stage of providing information to folks in the workflow that they’re in, in a way that provides value to them rapidly.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Published by HIStalk

The Sequoia Project, the leading independent advocate for nationwide health data sharing, announced today the addition of six new members to its board of directors.

Monday, February 6, 2017

By Dawn Van Dyke | Published by The Sequoia Project

Ready or not, as of January 1, 2017, the new MACRA/MIPS regulations have taken effect. While this first year is a transition year, its important providers are prepared for new reporting requirements in 2018, especially when it comes to readying data. Success with regulatory changes will include flexibility and a rich, complete data asset that will enable the preparation phase of MACRA (year one).

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017, is how most clinicians who provide services to Medicare beneficiaries will be paid under the new law.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

By Brian Ahier | Published by Aetna Inc.

It’s time to begin preparing for federal changes – the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) took effect on Jan. 1, 2017.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

By Brian Ahier | Published by Aetna Inc.

The social media maven sees big things ahead for machine learning, blockchain and other envelope-pushing technologies.

Monday, December 19, 2016

By Mike Miliard | Published by Health IT guru Brian Ahier: A big fan of data analytics, Donald Berwick – and Jerry Garcia

Formed as a care management collaboration with Advocate Health Care, APP is a leader in population health management and has garnered national recognition for its innovative clinical integration program. Its comprehensive approach coordinates patient care across the continuum—ensuring care is delivered at the right place and at the right time. This results in more efficiency, improved health outcomes and significant cost savings.

Monday, November 28, 2016

— Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced the appointment of Patrice Wolfe as chief executive officer of Medicity, a leading provider of network-enabled population health solutions. Medicity is a subsidiary of Aetna.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Providers need to optimize performance to claim success in value-based contracts and accountable care arrangements, but often struggle with where to start.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

By Vera Gruessner | Published by Health Payer Intelligence
The wobbly credibility of third-party health information exchange organizations got a boost after Texas Health Resources signed up to share patient data in a highly competitive healthcare market.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

By Joseph Conn | Published by Modern Healthcare

Branded as CliniSync, the HIE shares data for more than 11.5 million Ohio citizens, which means it is serving 92 percent of the state. Gaining excellent provider participation with 148 hospitals, the HIE recently sought to expand its network to payers. To date, CliniSync has contracted with seven payers and accountable care organizations (ACOs) and is in negotiations with several more.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mary Jones was just admitted to the hospital, and she is at high risk for readmission. But no one knows that. And there is data that could have alerted you to it.

Readmissions generate a staggering $41.3 billion in additional hospital costs each year, and many occur for reasons that could have been avoided1. Without a clear way to proactively identify admitted patients with the highest risk of readmission, hospitals face major revenue losses and CMS penalties.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Analytics are like a GPS navigation system for healthcare. With a full view of your route, they give you step-by-step directions for exactly where you need to go. By aggregating data from electronic medical records (EMRs), claims, health risk assessments, admission / discharge / transfer (ADT) systems, and other sources, analytics can create 360-degree views of individual patients and entire populations. This holistic approach drives smarter decisions and better outcomes.

Monday, June 20, 2016

By Nancy Ham | Published by HISTalk

Annual population health survey results are in! Access to better data analytics means organizations can dig deeper to unlock the secrets of patient engagement.

Join the eHealth Initiative and Medicity for this complimentary webinar to learn how leading population health management organizations are using technology to support this work. Dr. Charles Kennedy, chief population health officer with Healthagen, leads a panel illuminating results of the 2016 eHealth Initiative Population Health Survey.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Nancy Ham, chief executive officer of Medicity, the leading provider of population health management solutions, was recently named to the 2015 Health Data Management list of “Most powerful women in healthcare IT.”         

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Brought to you by Health Data Management

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Health Data Management is honoring 75 of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT. The awards are broken into three categories: thought leaders, provider/payer executives and CIOs/IT leaders. What follows is the list of thought leaders. All 75 women will be honored at The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT conference, which will be held May 12, 2016, in Boston.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

By HDM Staff | Published by Health Data Management

Patient care goes beyond just the doctor’s office, yet caregivers often don’t know what happens to their patients once they leave the exam room. This means care becomes fragmented, and fragmented care leads to poor outcomes and unsatisfied patients. Maintaining patient visibility across the health system is critical for quality care coordination. Event-based notifications address this issue by providing actionable insight to care teams that facilitate timely follow up.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Can you imagine life without your smart phone? Besides keeping you in touch with family and friends, it puts vast amounts of information at your fingertips. It lets you pay bills and book flights in mere seconds. It can even help you find your way home when you’re lost.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

By Nancy J. Ham and Yvonne Hughes | Published by hfma

Healthcare organizations and providers using either Epic Systems or Medicity have confidence in these vendors to resolve interoperability challenges through their health information exchange services over the next few years, according to a 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

By Kyle Murphy, PhD | Published by EHR Intelligence

The 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report, published today, named the top-performing companies within various market segments based on the feedback of their customers. The report highlights that Epic once again earned the ranking of number one Overall Software Suite, a title they have won six consecutive years.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

By Meradyth Moore | Published by KLAS Research

Tell me about yourself and the company. 

"I have a fairly long-standing technology background. I started working for IBM out of high school in one of their innovation centers, which was called Web Ahead at the time. It is part of the CIO’s office, where we built large-scale distribution solutions for a number of different collaboration platforms and information platforms that were ultimately rolled out to the rest of the company."

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Published by HIStalk
The healthcare industry is awash in data. But how can we best turn it into actionable information?

Friday, February 19, 2016

By Brian Ahier | Published by Healthcare IT News
Medicity, a leading provider of population health management solutions, was named most improved in the recently issued “2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services” report. Medicity saw a 20 percent score increase from 2014 to 2015.  
Medicity made substantial investments into improving strategic alignment, engagement and communication.

Friday, January 29, 2016

A key differentiator is that Medicity has a strong customer footprint in regional and statewide HIEs. Medicity was the first vendor to be recognized as an eHealth Exchange Validated Vendor. In June 2014, Medicity Network v7 was the first product to be deemed eHealth Exchange validated. Also, the Medicity HISP received Healtheway's and Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (ENHAC) certification. Medicity is also part of the DirectTrust bundle.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Published by IDC Health Insights

Dr. Charles Kennedy, Healthagen Chief Population Officer, will provide a brief history of the ACO Pioneer and MSSP programs, and will discuss current market trends and drivers, and the federal government’s response to them. Learn what’s coming in the next generation of programs such as the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and the role technology plays in driving the evolution of a new health care marketplace.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

It’s the accountable care era, and the healthcare world is changing rapidly, according to Nancy Ham, CEO at health information exchange vendor Medicity. Implications for health IT executives will be significant, and coming soon.

Friday, November 20, 2015

By Nancy Ham | Published by Health Data Management

Imagine a healthcare world where providers are combining data in new and interesting ways. Imagine they are spotting trouble before it starts. And just imagine how this can improve population health, the patient experience and reduce healthcare costs! Now consider that this new world is here today.


Friday, October 23, 2015

By Patrice Wolfe | Published by Executive Insight

There’s no debate that achieving true interoperability in healthcare is a tall order. But current and emerging technologies — along with an overriding philosophy of openness where warranted — have healthcare organizations poised to deliver desired information to stakeholders of all sizes and capabilities.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

By Nancy J. Ham | Published by HealthITInteroperability

In the first part of this two part series, we outlined the three key components of a data-driven care management system for high-risk populations and took a close look at the first segment: population health analytics.  In this part we examine two other key components of holistic health management, and how to access the financial impact of CareManagement and Patient Engagement tools.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

By Nancy J. Ham And Madhavi Vemireddy | Published by hfma

With the shift to value-based models and the subsequent drive to improve care, reduce costs and increase patient satisfaction, the role of analytics has become more important than ever. Banner Health is regarded as one of the top health systems in the U.S. With 29 acute and critical access hospitals, more than 1,000 doctors, and $5.4 billion in revenue, Banner has mastered the art of transforming big data into analytics and insights, helping the organization reach its population health goals.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Data-driven care management for high-risk populations is usually discussed in terms of clinical outcomes, but the systems that drive these efforts can also improve financial outcomes. In fact, poor compliance with care management guidelines is estimated to cost the U.S. healthcare system $290 billion a year.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

By Nancy J. Ham And Madhavi Vemireddy | Published by hfma

Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), the leading Health Information Exchange in Michigan, recently surpassed a goal to have 1,000 medical practices using its closed-loop Referrals application and will soon link 1,000 provider practices to the state's immunization registry. This growth comes on the heels of the recent announcement that GLHC has surpassed 1 billion health information transactions annually, making it one of only a few health information exchanges in the country to achieve this kind of volume.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Published by PR Newswire

The healthcare industry is rapidly moving toward value-based models that pay for quality of care rather than quantity of care. These new models require providers and healthcare organizations to shift their business to contracts that require them to share risk, but sharing risk also means sharing data. In order to be successful, organizations’ current technology for capturing and sharing heath data will need to change, as they will need to use both structured and unstructured data to meet the needs of an evolving health system.

Friday, June 12, 2015

By Brian Ahier | Published by AJMC, Managed Markets Network

In this webinar, Brian Ahier, Director of Standards and Government Affairs for Medicity, provides a short overview of the changing health care landscape and the role of the HIE in helping organizations move toward value based care models. He touches on the latest on Meaningful Use 3 and FHIR. From there, Dan Paoletti, CEO of Ohio Health Information Partnership, delves into the CliniSync story, providing an in-depth analysis of the organization’s journey to success.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

South Dakota’s state HIE has achieved notable levels of participation, including:

  • 150 organizations representing 2,200 providers using Direct services
  • 95 percent of hospitals and 75 percent of primary care clinics using Point of Care Exchange (querybased services)
  • First state in the nation to link with a local Veterans Affairs facility

Friday, June 5, 2015

Springfield, Illinois-based Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange (LLHIE) aims to help providers overcome these issues in the transition to value-based models. Formed in August 2011, LLHIE has more than 15 health care organizations across central Illinois participating in the HIE, including:

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Healthcare organizations should consider the potential for "softer" returns when determining whether to invest in clinical care technology. As the industry transitions from fee-for-service to value-based payment models, providers increasingly need technologies to help them achieve the Triple Aim: better population health, lower costs, and better patient experiences. With each new investment, it is critical to identify which technologies have the potential to deliver the most value over the short and long term.

Friday, May 29, 2015

By Nancy J. Ham | Published by hfma

Health Data Management interviews Nancy Ham, CEO of Medicity, to discuss how HIEs are dealing with rapid changes in the industry.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Published by Health Data Management
Population health technology at this year's HIMSS went well beyond the high-level categories of interoperability, analytics and management tools.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

By Brian Ahier | Published by Healthcare IT News
We all know that population health is at the forefront of our industry right now. Improving care, reducing costs and increasing patient satisfaction is everyone's goal. But all of this is impossible without leveraging the right data.

Monday, May 4, 2015

By Cheryl Cruver | Published by ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals

HITECH Answers interview with Brian Ahier, Director of Standards and Government Affairs for Medicity. On the interview, Brian discusses where the industry is going with Interoperability, Pop Health and Merit-basis Incentive Payment Systems (MIPs).

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Published by HITECH Answers

On March 20, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services, CMS and the ONC announced the release of the Stage 3 notice of proposed rule making for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs, and the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria. Learn more about the latest release by viewing our recorded webinar,  "Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rules: Focus on Requirements for Eligible Hospitals." Meaningful Use expert Jim Tate of EMR Advocate and national

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Direct secure message to foster innovation in the years ahead.

 Discussions about health care interoperability often focus on barriers and shortcomings, when in fact the current environment is performing reasonably well. While interoperability isn't yet where it needs to be, a great deal of meaningful exchange of health care data is happening today in ways that would have been impossible a few years ago. This points the way for gains to come.

Monday, April 13, 2015

By Brian Ahier | Published by Executive Insight

One of the key financial levers for a successful accountable care organization (ACO) is growing the patient population and then retaining those patients within the ACO network. Although most ACO leaders recognize that patients seek care out-of-network, many participating providers underestimate the extent of the problem. In reality, between 55 percent and 65 percent of patient care may fall outside the ACO network (see e-Care Management Blog, “Patient ‘Leakage’: Rethinking Two Field-of-Dreams Assumptions About ACOs,” June 27, 2011).

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

By Nancy J. Ham | Published by hmfa

A wide array of tools for capturing, sharing and using data will be on display in Chicago this month. Population health efforts are intensely data-driven. Attaining the goals of those efforts will require that we absolutely master the art of capturing data, sharing data and using data.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

By Brian Ahier | Published by Healthcare IT News

I’ve been in healthcare IT for an embarrassing number of years now, about 25. But I’ve always been focused on the same problem, which is, how do we move data in a way that empowers physicians to improve financial and clinical outcomes?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Published by HIStalk

Yvonne Hughes is on a mission to improve patient care through a regional health care information network. Hughes, CEO of COASTAL CONNECT HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE, has been working toward that goal since 2011, when Coastal Connect Inc., was launched. The Wilmington native loves her job and the opportunity to work and live in her hometown.


Friday, March 13, 2015

By Ken Little | Published by WILMA
CORHIO is starting to see a snowball effect with its HIE. The ability to access and communicate the right patient information, at the right time, in the right place, is critical. To illustrate this point, imagine an elderly woman, Betty, who lives alone and has two chronic medical conditions. She takes a number of medications and receives care from multiple specialists in addition to her primary care physician.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

By Nancy J. Ham | Published by Healthcare IT News

We have reached an inflection point in the history of health IT.

In the six years since it became law, the HITECH Act has done much to advance the use of health information technology. And although the process of collecting and sharing health data has not yet significantly impacted care costs or quality, it has laid an important foundation for us to move toward population health management.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

By Brian Ahier, Medicity | Published by Healthcare IT News

While the health information exchange market remains in a state of “persistent unpredictability,” there are pockets of EHR data interoperability around the U.S. But the last year saw a drop in regional connectivity.

That’s according to Black Book Research’s HIE stakeholder survey, which examines both the current state of the HIE market and users favorite HIE technology vendors.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

By Tom Sullivan | Published by Healthcare IT News

The answer is a qualified ‘yes’—but, say those in the know, it will take business realism and a strong dose of ingenuity

Monday, January 26, 2015

By Mark Hagland | Published by Healthcare Informatics

As we look toward the future of Health Data Exchange, what have the current Certification and Testing Programs taught us? Join a leading panel of Health IT experts as we take a look at ways to ensure Continuous Interoperability as the next generation of technology platforms evolve. The panel discussed the benefits being delivered by the testing and certification efforts and the role of evolving standards like HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). What steps do we take now to ensure a Continuously Interoperable learning healthcare system for the future?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

There is growing interest in the health care information technology community in an emerging data exchange technology known as FHIR (pronounced “fire”).

FHIR, or Fast Health Interoperability Resources, is a proposed interoperability standard developed by the health care IT standards body known as HL7. Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

By Brian Ahier and Jean Doeringsfeld | Published by Government Health IT

It’s probably no surprise to any healthcare CFO that building high-quality relationships with clinical leaders improves care coordination and efficiency. All effective management teams are built on solid relationships and a unified culture. In healthcare, finance leaders need to be in step with clinical leaders, just as finance leaders are with key operational leaders in other industries. In manufacturing, for example, business operations are inexorably fused with the financials of the business.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

By Nancy J. Ham | Published by hmfa

Health IT interest, adoption and use saw big strides in 2014. But debate surrounding federal health IT initiatives, regulation and the future of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT also grew over the last year.

For the fourth year in a row, iHealthBeat asked a variety of stakeholders to weigh in on health IT progress, disappointments and hopes for the future.

Monday, January 5, 2015

By Kate Ackerman | Published by iHealthBeat

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving people in 20 states through 86 hospitals and 109 continuing care facilities, home health and hospice programs.

Why Trinity Chose the Medicity HISP

As part of Trinity’s attestation for MU2, the health system was required to implement a Secure Messaging solution to improve the exchange of information during transitions of care.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Intermountain Healthcare is a large integrated delivery system and internationally recognized nonprofit health system based in Salt Lake City serving the health care needs of Utah and southeastern Idaho residents. The system, which employs more than 33,000 people, includes 22 hospitals, a medical group with more than 185 physician clinics and an affiliated health insurance company.

Monday, December 15, 2014

DURATION: 1 hour

Join us for a very special roundtable led by Kevin Stambaugh, Director of Physician e-Services at Intermountain Healthcare, who discussed how the health system used the Medicity Exchange platform to support convenient, streamlined ordering capabilities.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Electronic health record adoption grew significantly in 2014, but stakeholders say the industry must make progress on interoperability in 2015.

In an iHealthBeat Audio Report by Deirdre Kennedy, experts discussed their health IT priorities for next year.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Published by iHealthBeat

DURATION: 1 hour and 30 minutes

The ONC is currently reviewing the draft Interoperability Roadmap for the post Meaningful Use era. As part of this review, the exchange of health data is being examined closely. While C-CDA exchange has accelerated as a result of meaningful use, there are problems with the current C-CDA, resulting in providers having to sort through too much data and in many cases, increasing rather than decreasing their burden.

Friday, November 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN – PointClickCare, the leading cloud-based software platform for the senior care market, announced today that enrollment is now available for its secure Integrated Direct Messaging tool.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Published by PointClickCare

In order to improve health care quality in a meaningful way, physicians must be empowered to make informed clinical decisions. This includes being promptly notified of changes to a patient’s health status and any new “care events.” A care event could include the patient receiving care from a specialist, being seen in an emergency department or admitted to a hospital and then discharged to home or to another facility.

Friday, October 10, 2014

By David Palkoner | Published by Healthcare IT News

In an ideal world, providers from different healthcare organizations would have the people, processes and technology to work collaboratively and efficiently to smoothly transition a patient from one care setting to another. The reality is that many of them are not able to effectively coordinate care transitions, and that is taking a heavy toll on both healthcare economics and patient health.

Friday, October 10, 2014

By Nancy Ham | Published by Becker's Hospital Review

DURATION: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Through the annual data exchange survey, eHealth Initiative has tracked the growth and progress of data exchange efforts across the United States. In this webinar they share the findings from the 2014 survey. An expert panel of health information exchange representatives also shared their thoughts on the results and discussed how the findings relate to their experiences building and maintaining a data exchange.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Direct Trusted Agent accreditation recognizes adherence to data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure, integrity and trusted identity requirements

Friday, October 3, 2014

A top-of-the-line sports car can’t run well without an equally robust engine. Similarly, an electronic health record (EHR) is only as good as the technology that allows data to travel smoothly, quickly and securely. But while mobility—and adaptability to mobile devices—is a key consideration among health care organization leaders when evaluating EHRs, less attention has been given to the importance of mobile health information exchange (HIE).

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

By David Palkoner | Published by mHIMSS

Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to safely and securely exchange patient health information, today announced an upgrade to its GeorgiaDirect product to include access to the DirectTrust Community. GeorgiaDirect now connects with a national network of providers and facilities—all members of the DirectTrust Community—that have agreed to adhere to specific policies to ensure the secure exchange of clinical data.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Medicity, a leading provider of integrated workflow solutions for network-enabled population health management, has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Promising Technology Companies in 2014” by CIOReview Magazine.

The Medicity platform was selected based on its innovative approach to integrated data exchange and transformation of clinical, financial and operations strategies.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Branded as CliniSync, the HIE, powered by Medicity, has contracted with 141 hospitals and their employed physicians throughout 77 of Ohio’s 88 counties. More than 2,000 independent physicians are also participating in the network, and that number continues to rise.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Validation allows customers to easily participate in national interoperability

Medicity, the leading provider of integrated workflow solutions for network-enabled population health, has announced it was the first vendor to be recognized as an eHealth Exchange Validated System, and in June, Medicity® Network™ v7 was the first product to be deemed eHealth Exchange validated. This validation will significantly reduce the level of effort and cost to Medicity customers who want to participate in the eHealth Exchange in the future.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As the healthcare industry moves toward value-based reimbursement models and programs such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive take hold, the need for health information exchange (HIE) to securely share data is becoming essential. However, many health systems are not doing much to maximize the full benefits of an HIE. To understand how healthcare organizations can get the most value from HIE technology today, it is important to understand the evolution of secure data exchange.

Monday, August 11, 2014

By Brian Ahier, Ashish Shah | Published by ADVANCE

New collaboration to improve data sharing value for clients

Medicity, a leading provider of integrated workflow solutions for network-enabled population health management, announced a strategic collaboration with athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) to advance clinical content sharing across their combined network of more than 300,000 health care providers.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A growing number of hospitals, physician practices and health systems have implemented electronic health records (EHRs) to comply with Meaningful Use guidelines, receiving incentive payments to help defray the expense. However, there are no Meaningful Use incentives or requirements for long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) facilities, which has resulted in slower adoption and limited connections to the care ecosystem.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The health care industry is currently on two parallel tracks: Maintaining the legacy of fee-for-service while embracing the emergence of value-based programs. This environment has created many obstacles to interoperability and health information exchange (HIE). Organizations deeply entrenched in a fee-for-service business model may still be maintaining a “data hoarding” mindset. Providers may also be struggling to maintain unique processes, systems and workflow to support these two models. As a result, they are hesitant to fully embrace new technical, operational and clinical practices.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

By Brian Ahier | Published by Government Health IT

In my years as a technology executive, I typically met with hospital CFOs at some point in the sales cycle to discuss “the numbers”—the cost of implementing the particular population health management product and its associated ROI. When I went to meet with the CFO of a leading hospital in Indiana, one day a few years ago, I assumed he’d want to discuss those things. Instead, he asked me to open my laptop.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

By Nancy Ham | Published by hfma

DURATION: 1 hour 

Did you know that there is opportunity to mitigate risk, improve compliance and optimize reimbursement during periods where patients are transitioning between care settings? The presence of a primary care provider during transitions is critical. However, studies indicate that less than half of hospitals routinely notify PCPs when patients enter the ED. In fact:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Do you think you have all the interoperability criteria to meet current and future stages of the EHR Incentive Programs? A new study published in JAMIA found that most providers don’t. The study concluded that providers likely are lacking critical capabilities. It found that some EHR systems still don’t exchange data correctly using Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA), which may prevent providers from receiving future Meaningful Use (MU) incentives.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

By Brian Ahier | Published by HIStalk

Many of today’s transitions of care programs are labor- and resource-intensive. Newer technologies offer a means to improve efficiency, optimize the efforts of clinicians and reduce readmissions. Physicians are already taking on additional tasks as a result of new quality initiatives. The volume of information they touch and manage can be overwhelming—including discharge summaries and patient records.

Friday, July 11, 2014

By David Palkoner | Published by Managed Heathcare Executive

Healtheway, the non-profit, public-private collaborative that supports the eHealth Exchange, today announced that Medicity and Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) are the first of two product vendors to successfully complete eHealth Exchange Product Testing.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

DURATION: 1 hour 

Meaningful Use (MU) only goes so far. It is a foundation that requires innovation to effect change. This webinar focuses on leveraging certification and conformance testing related to MU and interoperability over the next decade for the real end goal — ACO enablement and a platform for population health tools. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It is no surprise that disparate systems and siloes of clinical data place burdens on organizations that are pursuing greater clinical integration and value-based care opportunities. While using an electronic health record (EHR) system is a step in the right direction, this approach alone does not completely address the technological barriers that inhibit care coordination and population health management.

Monday, June 9, 2014

By David Palkoner | Published by Executive Insight

In 2012, more than 95 million passengers passed through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest in the world. On a clear day, 120 airplanes fly in and out every hour. The airport handled 930,000 take offs and landings in 2012. Can you imagine if each airline, pilot and airport department had its own unique communication platform? The system simply couldn’t function and we as consumers wouldn’t tolerate the chaos and risk to safety.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

By Mark Bertolini | Published by Forbes

A physician orders a lab test but cannot receive results back directly in the practice’s electronic health record (EHR). A patient sees a specialist who quickly schedules surgery without the knowledge of the primary care provider. These are the challenges our industry must solve in order to effectively transition into value-based reimbursement models.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

By Ashish Shah, Brian Ahier | Published by Government Health IT

In the five years since the HITECH Act brought funding for public health information exchanges, the technology and the organizations that offer it have seen a varied evolution. Today, HIE as a whole is at a crossroads, with much of the public funding running out, but health data exchange services are more important than ever.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

By Anthony Brino | Published by Government Health IT

The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has been moving forward on numerous fronts. Already, more than 1,900 office-based providers, 47 hospitals, and 126 long-term and post-acute care facilities are now connected to each other via the Denver-based health information exchange (HIE). What’s more, CORHIO was one of 16 HIEs in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain States announcing in February that they were coming together as the Mid-States Consortium of Health Information Organizations.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Mark Hagland | Published by Healthcare Informatics

Historically, health information exchange (HIE) implied the tactical, the plumbing and pipes that enable movement of health-related information among organizations according to national standards. Today an HIE network is a strategic asset vital to population health management.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

By Nancy Ham | Published by HIStalk

The new report "Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) Market by Setup Types (Public & Private), Vendors (Web Portal & Platform), Implementation Models (Centralized, Federated, & Hybrid), Application (Interfacing, Secure Messaging) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018", analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Rest of the World. This report studies the global HIE market over the forecast period of 2013 to 2018.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Published by PR Newswire

The health system created and funded its own HIE, Carolinas HealthCare System CareConnect, and selected Medicity to fulfill those needs. Today, CareConnect enables secure data sharing among:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Healtheway announced the formation of Carequality, a new initiative dedicated to accelerating progress in health data exchange among multi-platform networks, healthcare providers, electronic health record (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) vendors. Carequality is an open, transparent and inclusive industry-driven effort that will convene stakeholders and facilitate industry consensus to develop and maintain a standards-based interoperability framework that enables information exchange between and among networks.

Monday, February 24, 2014

DURATION: 1 hour 

Increasingly, new payment and care delivery models are encouraging healthcare providers who typically have not worked together to form collaborative clinician networks to manage the health of a shared patient population. Electronic data exchange, including the sharing of a wide range of patient, clinical, financial and administrative information, is critical to supporting these new models and to optimize health outcomes for patients while maximizing revenue for providers.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Officially launched in 2009, CCHIE serves a diverse population in eastern North Carolina. A significant portion of the 1.4 million patient records on the exchange represent a population that is under-insured or lacking insurance altogether. The footprint of the exchange includes 247 unaffiliated provider practices representing over 800 physicians in 11 counties. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Designated in 2010 as the state of Colorado’s entity for administering statewide HIE, CORHIO immediately began building a system that allows care providers to securely access patient health information—an important step toward delivering more efficient, higher quality care.

CORHIO knew it would need to focus on three distinct areas to build a successful HIE network:

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The organization began as a project of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems and became an independent entity in July 2005. VITL operates as a public-private partnership with diverse stakeholders that include health plans, hospitals, physicians, other healthcare providers, state government, employers, and consumers.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

DURATION: 1 hour 

On Dec. 12, 2013, the industry’s leading health data exchange experts discussed Meaningful Use Stage 2 and its impact on electronic data exchange technology. Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program will require healthcare providers to securely exchange clinical information with other healthcare providers and patients, and will have a significant impact on the advancement and implementation of electronic data exchange technology. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ohio's CliniSync Health Information Exchange today announced the signing of Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz as well as Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, bringing the number of Ohio hospitals in the CliniSync statewide health information exchange (HIE) to 101.

Monday, September 9, 2013

More than 1,000 physicians in 422 practices across Michigan have joined Michigan Health Connect (MHC) and are using Medicity’s iNexx Referrals app to automate health care referrals for patients. The process helps deliver pertinent patient information quickly, completely and securely.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Rush-Copley Medical Center, a 210-bed hospital in the metro Chicago area, announced today that it selected Medicity health information exchange (HIE) technology to facilitate affiliated physicians’ access to clinical results and reports.

Thursday, February 2, 2012