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The vision of HIE: 'Knowledge is power'

Health Information exchanges have encountered a few road bumps, but the industry is making progress in using HIE to "harness" information and communication to improve patient care, accosting to Robyn Rontal, MHSA, JD, Director of HCV Data Analytics for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Blumenthal interview on EHR use elicits mixed reaction

A recent interview in  The Atlantic  with David Blumenthal, former National Coordinator for Health IT, has generated a flurry of comments from readers weighing in on the role and worth of electronic health records

It's time for HHS to revisit its HIE strategy

You've got to hand it to the Government Accountability Office. This independent, nonpartisan organization, charged with investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, does not...

'Designated test EHR' program proving a challenge for providers

The "designated test EHR" program is underway, but providers seem to be running into problems with it.

HHS needs specific strategies to accelerate data exchange

Providers and others are running into obstacles to sharing their electronic data, and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has not sufficiently addressed the problems, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

RAND: EHRs 'significantly worsened' doc satisfaction

Physicians' views of electronic health records are still mixed despite widespread adoption, seen as good in concept but that they "significantly worsened" their professional satisfaction, according to a new RAND Health report.

Interoperability, patient safety key to ONC budget

The $75 million allocated for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in President Obama's proposed FY 2015 budget will increase focus on interoperability and patient safety,...

Eye docs, hospital system integrate disparate EHR systems for data sharing

Several providers in the Cincinnati area have successfully integrated two different computer systems to share electronic health records and improve eye care for diabetic patients, according to an article in the  Cincinnati Business Courier.

GAO: Collaboration lacking between VA, DoD on EHR efforts

The U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have yet to support claims that building separate electronic health record systems and ensuring interoperability between them will cost less and be more efficient than developing a joint system from scratch, according to a report published this week by the Government Accountability Office.

National health IT coordinators at HIMSS14: Interoperability a multilayered challenge

National health IT coordinators past and present agreed interoperability is a multilayered issue that encompasses more than just the exchange of data.