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Friday, June 5, 2015

South Dakota Health Link has become one of the nation’s most successful state health information exchanges (HIE), thriving when other state HIEs have struggled or disbanded. Health Link, which is provided by the South Dakota Department of Health, has strategically developed service offerings that are designed to spur member adoption and ensure the organization’s ongoing sustainability. These include direct services, query-based services and health information service provider services, all provided by Health Link’s technology provider, Medicity.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

While many providers now use electronic health records (EHRs) as a part of health care reform, communication is still largely paper-based. Many of them still rely on paper-based orders, test results, referrals and care transitions. In fact, a recent study shows only 14 percent of doctors electronically share patient information with other providers outside of their facility.1 As a result, staff members spend much of their day on time-consuming faxes, paperwork and calls. These tasks reduce productivity. They also often lead to delays, miscommunications and low patient and doctor satisfaction.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Population health management encompasses a range of activities aimed at improving outcomes and reducing costs for different groups of patients. To better understand how organizations are approaching population health management, eHealth Initiative surveyed provider organizations in 2015. The survey questions addressed how health information technology supports patient engagement, analytics, and care management.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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.

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Useful Documents

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Medicity appreciates the challenges you face as your organization prepares for the transition to value-based care or an ACO model.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our solutions are designed to help you proactively manage entire patient populations, turn data into intelligence and transition to new payment models, including accountable care.

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In the News

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | By Nancy J. Ham | Published by HealthITInteroperability

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, September 8, 2015 | By Nancy J. Ham And Madhavi Vemireddy | Published by hfma

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.

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Press Releases

Friday, October 10, 2014

eHealth Initiative presented its key findings from their 11th annual survey of health data exchange on October 8, 2014 via webinar to over 230 participants. The four key findings from the survey reveal (1) cost and technical challenges are key barriers to interoperability; (2) regulatory policies appear to have prompted increased use of core health information exchange (HIE) services such as Direct, care summary exchange, and transitions of care; (3) advanced initiatives are supporting new payment and advanced care delivery models; and (4) sustainable organizations have replaced federal funding with revenue from fees and membership dues.

Friday, October 3, 2014

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

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