Health IT & HIE News

Stage 2 Proves Challenging for EHR Vendors

Healthcare IT News  (October 23, 2013)

“It has been a slow start," said Alisa Ray, executive director and CEO of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, of EHR vendors' readiness for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. "They’re working hard. They’re struggling a little bit." That stands to reason, considering that, when comparing Stage 1 to Stage 2 certification, technology developers are "navigating a higher bar and increased complexity," she said.  MORE +

10 Myths About HIPAA's Required Security Risk Analysis

Health Data Management  (October 21, 2013)

With revamped HIPAA privacy and security rules now in effect that include higher emphasis on conducting a security risk analysis, the federal Web site dispels 10 pieces of misinformation about what the rules really require.  MORE +

New Study Shows HIE Cost Savings for ER Visits

Healthcare IT News  (October 14, 2013)

Beyond improving the quality of emergency care, giving physicians access to data from a health information exchange (HIE) saved nearly $2,000 per patient during a study unveiled Monday by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The study was based on a sample of 532 patients who visited one of 11 emergency departments in South Carolina. The total savings for patients in the sample was $1,035,654, according to ACEP.  MORE +

Report Says HIE Plays a Cricital Role in PCMH, Population Health

Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative  (October 14, 2013)

In response to increasing collaborations among traditional medical providers and community organizations, the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) released a new report to support primary care clinicians in their efforts to adopt a population health approach that leverages health IT solutions. The report titled, “Managing Populations, Maximizing Technology: Population Health Management in the Medical Neighborhood,” was released today at the PCPCC’s Annual Fall Conference (October 14–15) in Bethesda, MD. The report names the 'top 10' technologies that support patient centered medical homes and population health.  MORE +

The Big Data, No Data Paradox

Health Data Management  (October 11, 2013)

The current premise is that the more data an organization can access and analyze, the greater the insights that can be acted upon--so focus on data, data and more data. However, this approach loses sight of “NO” Data, though, which if detected can often represent even more value. But there’s a paradox: “NO” Data can become more visible in a world of Big Data, while blindly focusing on Big Data can diminish the visibility and potential value of “NO” Data.  MORE +