The lack of interoperability between competing EHR and related health IT systems has become a huge challenge – especially now that industry transformation from volume-based to value-based care delivery is accelerating. The essential problem: inaccessible patient data on incompatible digital silos across care communities results in incomplete data aggregation. And… Read More
August 21, 2017

Data exchange is a marathon, not a sprint. As organizations work to meet value-based care goals and ready themselves for better population health management, data exchange – and especially clinical data – becomes ever more critical. While 91 percent of organizations are collecting data from their electronic health record (EHR),… Read More
June 8, 2017

This month we were proud to sponsor a webinar with the eHealth Initiative, where five experts from the health IT world sat down to discuss the outcomes of the 2014 Survey on Health Data Exchange. Three of the panelists from Intermountain Healthcare, Delaware Health Information Network and BayCare Health System… Read More
October 15, 2014

Author: Brian Ahier CMS and ONC issued a final rule under which providers in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program can meet Meaningful Use (MU) in 2014 using 2011 or 2014 Edition certified EHR technology (CEHRT), or a combination, with flexibility to attest to either Stage 1 or… Read More
September 2, 2014

While other systems in the health care ecosystem are coming together to exchange data, long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations have generally been absent in HIE adoption/participation. Many LTPAC facilities rely on rudimentary systems and little EHR use – partly due to no financial incentives (for example, Medicaid and Medicare… Read More
August 14, 2014

Why you need notifications Providers are still often in the dark when patients get admitted or discharged. MU Stage 3 proposes requiring providers receive alerts upon significant care events. But it’s not happening in any meaningful way. The fact is – it needs to. In the age of data overload,… Read More
June 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… Read More
March 26, 2014

Here are five questions you can, and should, pose in selecting a HISP. Does it support XDR, XDM and X* protocols? Not all HISPs support all three but all three are relevant to different EHR vendors. To ensure you can support messages sent directly from your EHR, choose a provider that… Read More
March 20, 2014
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