The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has developed the Governance Framework for Trusted Electronic Health Information Exchange that healthcare organizations and physicians can use to align their health information exchange systems.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a set of ambitious goals for 2013 that involves accelerating the use of health information exchange by providers in order to increase the flow of health information. Read on for a breakdown of the initiatives HHS plans to launch.
In January, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a series of reports detailing the findings of expert research on various topics related to health information exchange (HIE). Each report provides background information on core concepts of HIE, analyses of key challenges and opportunities, and appendices that include case studies and vendor descriptions. This article includes a sampling of some of the findings and conclusions.
Take notes. If the healthcare industry follows these steps, HIE can reach its full potential for reducing costs, improving quality, and leading the population toward better health.
Health information exchanges (HIEs) and their business models are continuously evolving, but a new report sheds light on how these entities are currently organized and staffed.
The research was conducted by AHIMA and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) who teamed up to explore both current and planned HIE staffing models. “The results of this analysis will serve those who are seeking employment focused on data exchange or HIE activities, including those exploring opportunities in education, training and certification to enhance their knowledge and skills in this area,” the report says.
Fiber optics have brought a new level of health information exchange to providers in the upper Midwest. A 3,200-mile long fiber optic network provides the communication backbone to HealthNet connect, LC (HNc), a hard-wired health information exchange (HIE) network that spans the state of Iowa.
Fiber optic technology, with its ability to transport data at the speed of light, holds great promise for communication technology, according to Rodney Brown, executive director of HNc.
The health information exchange landscape continues to develop in US healthcare. This practice brief “in addition” discusses how HIM professionals can get involved.
Successful data exchange continues to be a vital aspect of current healthcare reform and care delivery models, including accountable care organizations and the patient-centered medical home model, according to a report from the eHealth Initiative.