Another hot topic at this year’s HIMSS conference is Health Information Exchange. With the advent of healthcare reform and the passage of the American Recovery and Reimbursement Act (ARRA), healthcare systems and state and local government agencies are being confronted on how to exchange health information to those who can impact the delivery of care […]
The solution is a Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) which is an initiative that aligns the areas of technology, interoperability, standards utilization, harmonization, and business information systems necessary to make the elimination of the healthcare clipboard possible.
It seems that everywhere you look someone is talking about HIE or claiming to have an HIE product. But is there widespread adoption, and for it’s intended use? HITECH requires that the provider market invest in HIE, but how do you ensure that you protect your investment from all the hype. In the short term […]
In part I we discussed the value of near real-time analytics to support clinical care delivery. As promised we wanted to next discuss the power of Clinical Decision Assist – providing clinicians with the ability to effect change while the ability to do so still exists. Near real-time analytics environments are difficult to develop, especially […]
Ok, we have all been hearing, reading and discussing Meaningful Use for over a year now. ARRA this, HITECH that, I’m sure everyone is ready for a change. However it doesn’t look like it will be going away any time soon (if ever), so the real question is how does your organization get real value […]
In February 2009, the federal government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) providing much needed support to an industry that has struggled in a financially challenging landscape. The federal government is projected to spend at least $300 million in support of health information exchange (HIE) activities in 2009 and 2010. While it is […]