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FEATURED ARTICLES: HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE

  • Georgia: Galvanizing The Future And Transmission Of Healthcare Data
    Georgia: Galvanizing The Future And Transmission Of Healthcare Data

    Georgia leads the nation with more than 225 health IT companies, many of which are located in metro Atlanta, a location ranked among the top 10 best healthcare cities and a top 10 tech talent market. Atlanta has a growing hi-tech community and, unincorporated DeKalb County is home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

  • 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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HIE PREMIUM CONTENT

How The Internet Of Things Is Revolutionizing Healthcare

From notifying care givers of proper bed rail placement for patients with a high fall risk to directing patients to their medical appointments, the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare are truly endless.

2015 Health IT Change Agents

Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.

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.

A Road Map To Accelerating Health IT Value And Innovation

Health IT is in a state of constant evolution, and it often seems that, for every problem solved, another is created. That’s why it’s vital we stop to assess where the industry stands from time to time, as well as look to the future to determine the best course to take to achieve our collective goals.

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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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