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Is HIE Dead?

April 24, 2014 | By William Mintz | Although some are lamenting the death of HIE, there are more indications now than ever before that it is alive and well. Flourishing it seems. Recent movements dedicated to clinically integrated networks including Carequality – a collaborative aimed at creating a standardized framework for interoperability – and the surge in recognition of the importance of Direct secure messaging emphasize the future of interoperable networks is intact and will grow despite receding federal funding. Is HIE Dead?: Read more

Categories: Accountable Care, Health Information Exchange Insights, Health Information Technology Insights, Healthcare Industry News, Healthcare Interoperability

Tags: data exchange, interoperability, ACA, health care reform

News from DirectTrust, ONC

April 14, 2014 | The cooperative agreement between DirectTrust and the ONC has been renewed for a second year. The renewal signals that DirectTrust exceeded the goals of the ONC’s Exemplar HIE Governance Program and will help facilitate coordination and alignment with ONC on the scalability of HISP to HISP connectivity. DirectTrust sets policies and standards for secure health information exchange and operates a voluntary accreditation program for Health Information Services Providers (HISPs) in partnership with the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). News from DirectTrust, ONC: Read more

Categories: Healthcare Industry News, Medicity News

Tags: DirectTrust, ONC

Are You Ready to Implement ADT Notifications?

April 2, 2014 | Last week we discussed the benefits of using ADT alerts, particularly around cost savings, network retention and improved care. But is your organization ready to implement notifications? In its learning guide, the Beacon Community Program offered some valuable checklists to gauge readiness. Leadership and governance Are You Ready to Implement ADT Notifications?: Read more

Categories: Care Collaboration

Tags: notifications, care collaboration

Recent Research Shows Event Notifications Deliver

March 26, 2014 | There’s not much literature yet on the effects of today’s healthcare models or technology. One area that’s getting some banter, and has recently shown real merit, is event notifications. We know admissions, discharges and transfers are critical periods to manage. We know readmissions cost facilities and patients alike, both monetarily and non-monetarily. Now evidence is showing that event-based notifications help cut costs, improve care and allow for proactive management when patients are at their most vulnerable. Recent Research Shows Event Notifications Deliver: Read more

Categories: Care Collaboration, Care Transitions, Health Information Technology Insights, Healthcare Interoperability, Meaningful Use in Healthcare

Tags: care coordination, notifications, care transitions, care management, meaningful use

More Innovation, More Patents for Medicity

March 24, 2014 | If you’re in health IT, your work is never done. Continuous innovation is critical. Medicity was issued two patents on Feb. 25, furthering not only our intellectual property holdings but our standing as a leader in enabling population health management with state-of-the-art technology. More Innovation, More Patents for Medicity: Read more

Categories: Care Collaboration, Care Transitions, Medicity News

Tags: patents, health information technology, care coordination, ereferrals, care collaboration

Ready to Select a HISP Service?

Ready to Select a HISP Service?

March 20, 2014 | Here are five questions you can, and should, pose in selecting a HISP. Ready to Select a HISP Service?: Read more

Categories: Care Transitions, Electronic Health Records, Healthcare Interoperability, Meaningful Use in Healthcare

Tags: HISP, Direct Project

Brian Ahier Joins Medicity as Director of Standards and Government Affairs

March 12, 2014 | Medicity is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Ahier as Director of Standards and Government Affairs. Ahier will articulate strategy and direction for the company’s data exchange and workflow solutions, advise Medicity clients on compliance with upcoming regulations and provide leadership in the standards and health policy communities. Brian Ahier Joins Medicity as Director of Standards and Government Affairs: Read more

Categories: Medicity News

Tags: Medicity News, Healthcare Industry News

The New Healthcare Model: Shifting to the Individual

March 11, 2014 | Sometimes to create something new, you must destroy the old. This was the theme of Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini’s keynote speech at HIMSS14 – revamping the healthcare industry. The charge for the new system of healthcare, according to Bertolini: “a more productive individual, who is economically viable, and is satisfied or happy.” The New Healthcare Model: Shifting to the Individual: Read more

Categories: HIMSS

Tags: patient engagement, healthcare reform, HIMSS

Medicity's Client Organizations Representing at HIMSS14

February 10, 2014 | Medicity is pleased to have many of our respected client organization representatives presenting educational sessions at this year’s HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition. With over two-dozen Medicity personnel scheduled to attend the event in Orlando, we look forward to attending many of these fantastic educational opportunities. Sunday, February 23, 2014 Medicity's Client Organizations Representing at HIMSS14: Read more

Categories: HIMSS

Tags: HIMSS14, accountable care organizations, healthcare interoperability, population health

eHI 2013 Summit Wrap-up

November 15, 2013 | The eHealth Initiative’s (eHI) 2013 Health Data Exchange & Interoperability Summit recently came to a close on October 31st in Washington, D.C. There were over 300 participants in attendance including key attendees from state HIEs, enterprise HIEs, federal policy makers, federal health entities, HIE and EHR vendors, healthcare bloggers and healthcare IT consultants. eHI 2013 Summit Wrap-up: Read more

Categories: Accountable Care, Health Information Exchange Insights, Healthcare Interoperability, Medicity Partners

Tags: accountable care organizations, ACO, eHI, health information exchange, hie

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