Archive of: Health Information Exchange (HIE)

  • Top HIE/EHR Issues Facing Developers and Providers in 2016

    by Gary Hamilton

    As 2015 draws to a close many healthcare news organizations are reporting on this year’s accomplishments and/or failures relating to the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems, the government’s meaningful use EHR incentive program (MU), the development of health information management exchange (HIE) platforms, and healthcare consumers’ acceptance and enthusiasm for using health information technology (HIT) and remote/mobile health devices to manage and monitor their own healthcare. Instead, let’s look forward at what’s coming down the pike in 2016 that healthcare providers and HIT/HIE developers will have to contend with.

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  • How Consumer “Experience” is Shaping Healthcare and Why This Is Good for HIE

    by Gary Hamilton

    In response to increasing emphasis by payers and government on patient satisfaction in healthcare, hospitals continue to add Chief Experience Officers (CXO) to their C-suite. This is good for health information exchange and health information technology in general, since patients continue to embrace mobile and online technologies to engage with their healthcare providers while simultaneously expecting to have access to their records at every healthcare institution them might encounter.

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  • Telemedicine, Information Sharing, and Tomorrow’s Healthcare System

    by Gary Hamilton

    Telemedicine stands to revolutionize healthcare for remote hospitals and for ambulatory care of chronic disease patient populations. However, information blocking threatens the health information exchange (HIE) networks necessary to capitalize on telemedicine’s technological breakthroughs.

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  • Focusing on Patients Who Are Most Likely to Use Health IT Could Increase Patient Engagement in Your Practice

    by Gary Hamilton

    Even though America has made little progress toward true health IT interoperability, patient engagement through Internet and mobile devices continues to increase.

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  • HIT’s Role in Improving Diagnosis According to the Institute of Medicine

    HIT’s Role in Improving Diagnosis According to the Institute of Medicine

    by Gary Hamilton

    The latest Institute of Medicine (IOM) report focuses on diagnostic error rates and suggests goals for reducing them by improving the HIT systems that support evidence-base diagnosis.

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