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FEATURED ARTICLES: HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE

  • Healthcare Is Stepping Up To The Plate To Revamp The Industry!
    Healthcare Is Stepping Up To The Plate To Revamp The Industry!

    Technology is evolving at a stormy speed with time, and the new technological advancements have not left even the healthcare industry untouched. A plenty of new-age solutions, transformation of the EHRs and EMRs, patient portals with enhance offerings etc. are already marking the advancement of healthcare technology. However, in the coming years, healthcare industry is going to get a lot more than anticipated when it comes to the high-grade technological solutions. With the integration of AI based solutions to the application of machine learning, healthcare industry seems to have a highly advanced future.

  • New Best Practices In Patient Data Transfer For EMTALA Support

    The Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) stipulates that if an individual comes to an emergency treatment facility in need of care, the hospital must either treat the individual to stabilize the medical condition or transfer the individual to a facility that can treat the condition. In any event, a hospital must provide medical care, regardless of the individual’s insurance status or ability to pay.

  • A Fresh Perspective On HIT

    PatientKeeper recently named Christopher Maiona, M.D., as the company’s new Chief Medical Officer. Maiona will serve as PatientKeeper’s senior clinical leader, and brings nearly 20 years of expertise in hospital medicine to the company, both as a practicing physician and as an executive at provider organizations.

  • Let SamSam Ransomware Serve As A Reminder To Lock Down Your Environment

    When SamSam ransomware brought down Allscripts systems last month, it negatively impacted medical professionals' ability to provide appropriate patient care for more than a week. While this particular attack went after the EHR vendor, an attack like SamSam could very well take a more localized approach of going after healthcare providers’ EHR environment directly. The consequences of not being able to treat patients effectively should be a reminder for health care providers to ensure they have fundamental security controls in place to protect the integrity of their own environments.

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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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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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