Archive of: December, 2015

  • 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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