eHealth Exchange News

  • Social Security and Veterans Affairs partnership means faster disability decisions for veterans

    22 June 2017 |

    In late 2016, the Social Security Administration announced the launch of a new Health IT initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs that enables all Social Security disability case processing sites to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities. Veterans will receive a faster decision on their Social Security disability claim, speeding them and […]

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  • VA to Adopt Pentagon’s Electronic Health Records System

    20 June 2017 |

    Health records at the Department of Veterans Affairs will eventually move to the same system used by the Pentagon, the VA’s top official announced Monday. The move marks a shift from the VA’s previous plan to develop its own system to digitize records. It will bring the agencies closer to sharing veterans’ health information in […]

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  • Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. and Medicity Launch External Connection with the Department of Veterans Affairs

    11 May 2017 |

    Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), operators of the Vermont Health Information Exchange (Vermont HIE), and Medicity, the leading provider of population health management solutions, today announced that VITL has launched its external connection to the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) program. This makes it easier […]

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  • Sequoia Project, DirectTrust tout Interoperability Surge

    27 April 2017 |

    Two major interoperability groups, Sequoia Project and DirectTrust, are exchanging more health records and connecting more provider sites than ever, the companies announced this week. The Sequoia Project – whose members include Carequality, eHealth Exchange, and RSNA Image Share Validation – marked its fifth anniversary by touting across-the-board growth: The number of health organizations participating […]

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  • The Sequoia Project Celebrates Five Years with Significant Growth in Enabling Seamless, Nationwide Health Data Exchange

    26 April 2017 |

    Growth Marked by Increases in Participation, Number of Health Records Exchanged and Connectivity Expansion in All 50 States Vienna, VA – April 26, 2017 – The Sequoia Project, the leading independent advocate for nationwide health data sharing, celebrates its fifth anniversary this month by announcing that its initiatives – Carequality, eHealth Exchange, and RSNA Image […]

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  • Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates Connects to GaHIN

    20 March 2017 |

    Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates (AGA), one of the largest gastroenterology practices in the country, has connected with the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange (HIE) that facilitates the secure exchange of patient health information among hospitals, physicians, clinicians and other members of the medical community.

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  • Senior VA IT Officials Indicate Department Will Transition to Commercial EHR

    7 February 2017 |

    A senior IT official with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) told members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs during a hearing Tuesday that the department will move to a commercial off-the-shelf electronic health record (EHR) system. Rob Thomas, II, Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Acting CIO, Office of Information […]

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  • At HIMSS17, unlock the power of your data

    6 February 2017 |

    “Data is the currency of the next century,” says Brian Ahier. And nowhere are health data and data management processes discussed, analyzed and examined more than at the annual HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition.

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  • Envera Health Creates New Market by Extending Health Information Exchange to Life Insurance Industry

    12 January 2017 |

    Envera Health is launching an entirely new cross-industry collaboration between the health care industry and the life insurance industry. This collaboration will provide a market that helps to further expand the nation’s Health Information Exchanges as well as make it easier for consumers to buy life insurance. By establishing a market for authorized data transmissions […]

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  • Impact of eHealth Exchange on Nationwide Interoperability

    10 January 2017 |

    The eHealth Exchange functions at a national level to connect existing health information networks and healthcare organizations to improve the secure and information flow of patient data. Leveraging existing health IT infrastructure is an integral element of the federal plan for achieving nationwide interoperability and successfully implementing a learning health system. The eHealth Exchange is […]

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