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Despite challenges, panels see progress on healthcare interoperability
By Joseph Conn | October 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
There is interoperability in American healthcare, more than is generally thought, a federal health IT official and multiple advisers noted during a rare joint meeting Wednesday of the two main federally chartered health information technology advisory panels.
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New California health information exchange names two board members
John N. Frank | September 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Two new directors have been named to the California Integrated Data Exchange's five-person board. The exchange is developing a statewide health information exchange.
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Former Oracle exec tapped to lead Cal INDEX
Joseph Conn | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
David Watson, most recently the global vice president of healthcare product strategy for Oracle Corp., has been named CEO of the California Integrated Data Exchange, the proposed not-for-profit, statewide health information exchange.
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California Blues plans launching health info exchange
Joseph Conn | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
California's two Blues insurers are committing $80 million to launch a new health information exchange, which they hope will initially attract more than 30 of the state's largest healthcare provider organizations.
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New California health info exchange faces obstacles | HIE will need to make business case to insurers, providers
Joseph Conn | August 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Plunking down $80 million and blending claims data from two giant California Blues health plans in a statewide health information exchange raises hopes that interoperability across the Golden State may finally be at hand. But neither money nor 9 million patient records guarantee success of an HIE...
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California Blues plans put up $80 million to fund new HIE
Joseph Conn | August 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
California's two Blues insurers are committing $80 million to launch yet another health information exchange in the Golden State, one that its founders claim will initially attract more than 30 of the state's largest healthcare provider organizations.
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Health IT use progressing in Massachusetts but difficulties remain
Darius Tahir | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Roughly 80% of Massachusetts' healthcare facilities and clinician practices are using electronic health records, a report from the state's eHealth Institute finds, but many providers and types of services lag behind.
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Missouri governor vetoes limits on health navigators
Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.
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Two Michigan HIEs merge to form Great Lakes Health Connect
Joseph Conn | July 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Michigan's two largest health information exchange organizations, Michigan Health Connect, Grand Rapids, and Great Lakes Health Information Exchange, East Lansing, have completed plans announced in January to form Great Lakes Health Connect.
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Information
This is you on your doctor's iPad. And this is how Terry Ragon made $3.1B
Bloomberg | July 03, 2014
Terry Ragon is the 64-year-old billionaire owner of InterSystems Corp., a Cambridge, Mass., database software company. Little known outside the niche its technology dominates, InterSystems underpins health-related information for the national health services of England, Scotland and Wales and the...
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