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  • The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare
    The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

    Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.

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My Hopes For Stage 3 MU

The ONC must ensure the MU criteria related to interoperability isn’t too vague or broad.

Finding A Successful HIE Formula

HIE remains an elusive concept for many healthcare providers, but the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative believes it has a strategy for HIE success.

Are IT Costs Squeezing Community Hospitals Dry?

The results of our fifth annual Community Hospital IT survey are in, and one thing is clear — the cost of IT is having an adverse effect on the survival of small, rural hospitals.

Achieving (And Sustaining) Next-Generation HIE

Transforming patient care with data interoperability and trust is a common healthcare industry goal. Three industry experts share their thoughts on how to achieve next-generation health information exchange.

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HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE

Health Information Exchanges or HIEs are systems designed to facilitate the transfer of clinical information among disparate health care information systems. The importance of an HIE comes from the need to retain the integrity and meaning of the data being transferred, allowing different systems to share information seamlessly. This information sharing can improve quality and safety of patient care by giving healthcare professionals instant access to information about patients that may not have historically been available as quickly as needed. HIEs can also help educate consumers and patients and involve them in their own wellness by providing them with their healthcare information via the web.

Benefits of HIEs include reduction in manual labor required for printing, faxing, and scanning documents, reduction in mailing costs associated with transferring patient charts and records, reduction in time and effort required to verify physical receipt of information or recover missing information, and a reduction in duplicate work. These benefits from HIE can provide lower healthcare costs for consumers and lower operational costs for providers. In addition, HIEs have helped to facilitate the emergence of new technology and health care services.

In the United States, regulations regarding HIEs are still being defined. Meaningful Use and state-sponsored HIEs along with fluctuating regulations among states are causing rapid changes and advancements to occur in the HIE space.

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