Tony Gilman, CEO of the Austin-based Texas Health Services Authority, which facilitates health information exchange at the state level, helping the 12 HIEs
in Texas share data among each other, puts it this way: "Interoperability and standardization continue to be a problem, particularly as we're working with providers using products that existed before meaningful use and thus have deployed pre-meaningful use standards.
The DCN HIE
has become a common link among the hospital's medical staff.
Upper Peninsula Health Care Network (UPHCN) , the parent organization for Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange (UPHIE) , and ICA , a leading provider of interoperability technology that enables care management and health information exchange (HIE
), announced today that UPHIE has achieved a critical mass of significant milestones enabling it to go live in record time with its HIE
that will cover one-third of the state of Michigan, serving approximately 300,000 people.
Jeff Donnell, president of NoMoreClipboard, said that although HIEs
have gotten good at provider-to-provider exchange, it has been rare so far to have the patient as part of the equation.
often involve integrated delivery networks (IDNs) or Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and may cross state borders.
HMT: In what specific ways have HIEs
improved clinical and financial operations for healthcare organizations?
With funding from the Cooperative Agreement Program finished, many HIEs
are facing serious sustainability concerns.
is a method of gathering, collating and disseminating healthcare information across the various stakeholders, both public and private.
IEHIE has established itself as one of the country's largest, most successful HIEs
by driving care improvement programs that are supported by a sustainable health information exchange business model," said Dr.
So, you don't know what is in there, you don't know who has accessed it, and you can't control access based on type of information HIEs
are generally built for physicians and other health care providers, not patients or "consumers.
are relying on a multitude of funding sources to cover both start-up costs and ongoing operations.
While behavioral healthcare has lagged slightly behind primary and general healthcare in implementing HIEs
, your organization and patients/consumers can realize the benefits of HIE
participation as long as you keep a few factors in mind.