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Burchett returns to Utah health information exchange as CIO

By Joseph Conn  |  October 17, 2016

The Utah Health Information Network, a Salt Lake City-based clinical health information exchange organization and claims clearinghouse services provider, has named Andrew Burchett CIO and Candace Czerny COO. Both previously worked at the not-for-profit group.

HIEs coming of age and proving their worth

By Joseph Conn  |  September 17, 2016

The wobbly credibility of third-party health information exchange organizations got a boost last week after Texas Health Resources signed up to share patient data in a highly competitive healthcare market.

Health information exchanges are coming of age and proving their worth

Health information exchanges are coming of age and proving their worth

By Joseph Conn  |  September 15, 2016

Private and government-sponsored HIEs have tested their ability to use patient information to improve healthcare, lower costs and bolster research. But the increased emphasis on achieving those goals in order to get paid by Medicare and Medicaid adds pressure on providers to share valuable data.

House GOP hearing will tout ACA replacement plan

House GOP hearing will tout ACA replacement plan

By Shannon Muchmore  |  September 10, 2016

The hearing, titled “The Affordable Care Act on Shaky Ground: Outlook and Oversight,” is being held jointly by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittees on health and oversight and investigations.

Georgia hospitals, doctors, plan new clinical data exchange

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 28, 2016

A physician-hospital organization affiliated with Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., is partnering with Stratus Healthcare to potentially offer information technology services to doctors and rural hospitals in southern Georgia, the groups announced last week.

Georgia hospitals and physicians plug new clinical data exchange

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 25, 2016

A physician-hospital organization affiliated with Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., is partnering with Stratus Healthcare to potentially offer information technology services to doctors and rural hospitals in southern Georgia.

Missouri governor nixes health information exchange funding

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 09, 2016

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has scrapped a part of a recently passed budget bill meant to encourage use of a health information exchange in his state by long-term care providers and behavioral health centers. Earlier this year, the Missouri Legislature failed to advance House and Senate legislation...

How Medicare's payment overhaul tries to change how docs use tech

How Medicare's payment overhaul tries to change how docs use tech

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 29, 2016

Medicare's new system for paying physicians will kill off the so-called “meaningful use” regime for measuring EHR use. The CMS promises a more flexible approach that focuses on making relevant information accessible to clinicians and patients.

Chicago-area HIE sues IT vendor over shutdown plans

By Joseph Conn  |  April 20, 2016

A suit in U.S. District Court for the Northeastern District of Illinois names as defendants Sandlot Solutions and its own Santa Rosa Consulting. The suit alleges that Sandlot breached its agreement by shutting down a health information exchange that connects more than 30 hospitals in Illinois.

Blog: Multimillion-dollar fed HIE effort produced some gains, some failures

By Joseph Conn  |  March 21, 2016

The number of acute care hospitals using “directed” health information exchange increased from just over 100 hospitals in 2011 to just under 1,000 in 2013. However, seven of the original 56 participants in the four-year program are “no longer operational,” the report said.

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