Health Information Exchange, ACO, EHR, and HIE Implementation Resources Health Information Exchange, ACO, EHR, and HIE Implementation Resources


  • Keeping Health Data Secure Online
    Keeping Health Data Secure Online

    Using online systems and messaging platforms to discuss, transfer, or store patient and health data is increasingly implemented in the medical industry. Physicians and hospitals are being required to move their physical files into cloud-based storage solutions in order to release physical office space as well as the administrative burden that accompanies paper files. However, ransomware attacks and cyberattacks have become more common. Some physician offices have paid out the ransom for the safe return of their data. Due to the sensitivity of the health and personal data housed in your online cloud-based systems, how can you effectively encrypt your stored and outgoing data to prevent possible attacks altogether?

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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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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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