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Healthcare IT for Health Information Exchanges

Healthcare IT (Information Technology) for Health Information Exchanges

Sustainable Success: State CIOs and Health Information Exchange – While NASCIO has continued to track the role of the State CIO in

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

Health Information Exchange (HIE), the recently released issue brief highlights the importance of a sustainable public HIE. State-run HIEs are mainly utilizing two types of usage fees and, in some instances, using a combination of the two. The first model, the transaction fee model, is used when charging for each set of data that is sent or received. The second model, a subscription fee model, allows providers and users to set a predetermined level of data access. The subscription fee can be set at a weekly, monthly or annual rate and may include varying levels of services.


As AHIMA points out, the HIE implementation challenge will be to create a standardized interoperable model that is […]

Federal Health Care Overhaul Will Cause Shortages

Health care reform will not succeed without an adequate supply of primary care physicians, making it incumbent upon Congress to enact policies that increase the nation’s primary care physician workforce. […]

Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule)

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology announced yesterday the release of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Applying the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations to the Health Information Exchange (HIE). […]

Health Information Exchange in Primary Care

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will provide $36 billion to promote electronic health records and the formation of regional centers that foster community-wide electronic health information exchange (HIE). Minnesota’s e-Health Law, passed in 2007, mandates electronic health record and HIE participation by all clinics and hospitals. […]

State Health Information Exchanges Ramping Up

State Health Information Exchanges and Technology Centers are getting organized after being awarded millions in federal Recovery Act funds […]

Nationwide Health Data Exchange

The Health and Human Services Department is collaborating with the Justice Department on a terminology and process for nationwide health data exchange. […]

HITECH’s State Health Information Program

HITECH’s State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program. This Program is building on existing efforts to advance regional and state level health information exchange while moving toward nationwide interoperability. […]

Nationwide Beacon Community Program for Health Information Exchange

HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces Plans to Establish Health IT “Beacon Communities”

$235 million set aside to fund nationwide Beacon Community Program

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Dr. David Blumenthal, HHS’ National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, announced today plans to make available $235 million to support an innovative Beacon Community Program. The program will work to accelerate and demonstrate the ability of health information technology to transform local health care systems, and improve the lives of Americans and the performance of the health care providers who serve them. The Beacon Community Program will include $220 million in grants to build and strengthen health IT infrastructure and health information exchange capabilities, including strong privacy and security measures for data exchange, within 15 communities. An additional $15 million will be provided for technical assistance to the communities and to evaluate the success of the program.

“Health information technology will make our health care system more efficient and […]