Health IT & HIE News

5 Reasons You Need HIE Now

HealthLeaders  (June 11, 2013)

In the switch from fee-for-service healthcare to accountable care, the old ways of developing healthcare systems aren't working. The escalating cost of care is due in no small part to overspending on hospital capacity, equipment that isn't always needed, over-engineered technology, short-sighted planning and bad hunches. But there's one technology in particular I would bet on right now. That is the technology to accurately, securely, and easily transfer health data information from one system to another.  MORE +

Practices Embracing HIE, Replacing EHRs

Healthcare IT News  (June 6, 2013)

More than a third of physician practices plan to purchase, replace or upgrade ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) systems, according to HIMSS Analytics' newest Ambulatory Electronic Health Record & Practice Management Study. Meanwhile, nearly half of physician groups say they'll join an HIE.  MORE +

3 Reasons Providers Should Get Active: The Move Toward Value-Based Care Means Providers Must Be More Involved in Their Patients' Healthcare

Healthcare IT News  (June 5, 2013)

Remember when doctors made house calls? It's probably safe not to expect the return of those days any time soon, but some healthcare stakeholders are saying the time has come for providers to take a more active role in their patients' healthcare. Better yet, some say, it's time for providers to band together and provide their patients with care that is both active and well-coordinated.  MORE +

EHRs and HIE Critical in Oklahoma Tornado

Healthcare IT News  (May 28, 2013)

Everyone expects a hospital to be ready to jump into action when disaster strikes. But what about when the disaster devastates the hospital itself? Turns out, it helps a lot to have an electronic medical record system in place. At least that was the case at Moore Medical Center in Oklahoma, a small hospital right in the path of the tornado that ripped through the suburbs of Oklahoma City on Monday. Three-hundred people — staff, patients and community members — hunkered down in the cafeteria, stairwells and chapel as 200-miles-per-hour winds demolished the building around them.  MORE +

In a Disaster, Could an Electronic Health Record Save Your Life?

AARP Blog  (May 28, 2013)

Everyone expects a hospital to be ready to jump into action when disaster strikes. But what about when the disaster devastates the hospital itself? Turns out, it helps a lot to have an electronic medical record system in place.  MORE +