eHealth Exchange News

  • Partnership means faster disability decisions for veterans

    10 November 2016 |

    The Social Security Administration announces 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. This partnership means veterans will receive a faster decision on their Social Security disability claim, speeding them and […]

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  • Epic VP praises company’s interoperability progress

    9 November 2016 |

    All Epic customers are currently connected via Care Everywhere, Epic’s in-house interoperability platform. Through it, hospitals on Epic’s EHR share patient records with other systems that use Epic, as well as non-Epic systems.

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  • 5 Questions with Gary Singer, MD Midwest Nephrology Associates

    28 September 2016 |

    Gary Singer, MD is the owner of Midwest Nephrology Associates in Missouri. The practice, which uses EClinicalWorks and PHR technology from Healow, achieved Stage 2 of Meaningful Use last year and is still actively participating in the program. It employs three physicians, one NP, one practice manager, and five staff members to care for an […]

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  • Interoperability: Ripe for Disruption?

    26 September 2016 |

    Interoperability has, well, interoperability problems. Standards are being developed but EHRs are still under-delivering. And once data sharing picks up, more challenges will arise than we understand today. Multiple tipping points are ahead.

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  • Judy Faulkner Focuses on Epic’s Future in Annual Users Group Address

    21 September 2016 |

    Faulkner’s address was strikingly forward-looking. For the last 15 minutes of the speech, Faulkner talked about the future of not just Epic, but of the health of human beings as a whole — from the potential impacts of self-driving cars, to the future of monitoring patients through wearable technology and things like “smart pills.” Faulkner […]

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  • New ONC Chief Vindell Washington, MD: ‘Time to Pivot Toward Information Sharing’

    20 September 2016 |

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has seen its influence and agenda-setting power evolve somewhat over the past decade, but one thing is clear, said its newest chief, Vindell Washington, MD: The agency has helped bring the industry to “a place that is, quite frankly, astounding.”

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  • McKesson Makes Push for Healthcare Interoperability

    19 September 2016 |

    McKesson Health Solutions announced the launch of a healthcare interoperability platform, the Intelligence Hub, with the aim of automating and streamlining claims reimbursement for providers, payers, and vendors.

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  • SSM Partnering with DOD to Exchange Patient Information

    16 September 2016 |

    SSM Health has formed a partnership with the Department of Defense to allow for electronic patient information exchange between the organizations. Through the partnership, St. Louis-based SSM facilities will be able to securely access patient records of DOD active duty military and civilian employees, retirees and dependents who have received care at DOD health care […]

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  • eHealth Exchange Simplifies Data Sharing

    8 September 2016 |

    Healthcare leaders find that one of the benefits of the eHealth Exchange is the single data use and reciprocal support agreement. (September 6, 2016) – As other health information exchange methods struggle to gain nationwide traction, one method, which originated in the federal government, and replaces lengthy negotiations between providers with a standardized data-sharing agreement, […]

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  • How Epic Systems is Advancing Healthcare Interoperability

    7 September 2016 |

    As both a participant in carequality and supporter of FHIR, Epic has the look of a forerunner in healthcare interoperability. Last year, Epic Systems received a considerable share of criticism for its approach to health information exchange compared to other EHR vendors, but what a difference a year makes.

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