With the growing of health information technology, all parties need to be involved including both government and private sectors of healthcare. The whole point of health IT is to improve communication and coordination among all different health ca cialis sale re providers. The HITECH Act got everything started for new technology such as the implementation [...]
Health Information Exchange
Health Information Exchange or HIE is the movement of health care information electronically across organizations within a region or community. HIE provides the capability to electronically move clinical information between disparate health care information systems while maintaining the integrity of the information being exchanged. The goal of HIE is to facilitate access to and retrieval [...]
The ultimate objective of every HITECH initiative is to create a National Health Information Network. With close to 1,000 EHR vendors, and no standards, how will we accomplish this mission? The State Health Information Exchange project is an initiative managed by the ONC (Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology). The main objective is [...]
Standards organization Health Level Seven International is urging the United Sates to move full speed ahead with its programs for the voluntary certification of health information technology – with what the group calls “reasonable and important modifications.” Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization (SDO), with more than 2,300 members [...]
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine has received nearly $8 million in federal stimulus money from the Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP), the state designated entity for health information exchange development. That funding will position the school as a regional extension center (REC), allowing it to help 1,765 healthcare providers in Lorain, Cuyahoga, [...]
The Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) is a set of standards, services and policies that enable secure health information exchange over the Internet. The NHIN will provide a foundation for the exchange of health IT across diverse entities, within communities and across the country, helping to achieve the goals of the HITECH Act. This critical part of the national health IT agenda will enable health information to follow the consumer, be available for clinical decision making, and support appropriate use of healthcare information beyond direct patient care so as to improve population health.
Health information technology (HIT) holds promise to better coordinate patient care, reduce costs, improve quality – and daily life for physician practices. That’s the idea behind development of a variety of federal HIT grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and Indiana is seeing a flow of those dollars. To date three rounds of grant funding have sent funds to Indiana.