health information exchange

Lessons learned from program to improve healthcare information exchangeOne major piece of interoperability is the expanded use of admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications across provider networks.
Four of the biggest challenges faced by health information organizationsFour health information organizations recently convened to discuss their challenges and successes in interoperability stability and infrastructure.
Five tech trends that will change the healthcare industry
Five tech trends that will change the healthcare industryNew technology is changing how payers, providers, and patients interact. Stay ahead of the curve by monitoring these technology changes.
Disconnected: How stalled interoperability hurts patient care
Disconnected: How stalled interoperability hurts patient careInteroperability may be a noble goal, but health care providers are still a long way from reaching it.
Five private sector interoperability initiatives to watchHere are some innovative ways EHR vendors are working to expand interoperability for providers and payers
Little evidence found of HIE benefitting healthcare quality and costsThe ability to share patient health information among providers has been a key government goal since passage of the Health Information Technology for Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 and the Affordable Care Act the following year. Partly as a result of those pieces of legislation, by 2013 about two-thirds of U.S. hospitals and half of physician practices were using some form of health information exchange (HIE) with other organizations. So far, however, there is little conclusive evidence demonstrating that HIE benefits individual patients or the healthcare system generally.
Health information exchange: State analysis finds no one-size-fits all solution
More HIE evaluation needed to determine benefitsJust 13 health information exchanges (HIEs) out of an available 100 have been evaluated by examining usage information, making it hard to draw conclusions about their impact.
ACOs lag in health IT, interoperability advancementsAccountable care organizations (ACOs) have made few strides in health information technology (IT) since early 2013, according to a recent survey from eHealth Initiative.
EHRs not fulfilling promise of improved healthcare deliveryAlthough more providers are adopting them, EHRs’ potential for systemwide healthcare transformation has yet to be realized.