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October 08, 2014
John Halamka, MD

The standards work ahead

On Oct. 15, the Policy Committee and Standards Committee will meet to review the draft interoperability roadmap that will guide our work in the post-meaningful use era.
March 06, 2014
Christopher Rasmussen, Center for Democracy & Technology

An 'HIE of one'

Patient management of their own health information is a much discussed topic in health IT. Patients with the power to access their health information and actively direct its flow have the tools to take charge of their healthcare and make more informed decisions.
September 17, 2014
Erin McCann

Making patients the hub of their own health

At National Health IT Week, Washington, D.C., is learning how interoperability and patient engagement "really matter to people's health."
May 21, 2014
Paul Cerrato

The HIE referral reversal

Health information exchange remains a challenge for providers and vendors alike. In 2011, athenahealth addressed the issue by offering a HIE service that connected physicians to labs and other service partners. At the time, this arrangement passed federal muster, but apparently not anymore.
September 03, 2014
Mike Miliard

Interoperability supply and demand

When Micky Tripathi and David McCallie deliver their draft recommendations to the Health IT Policy Committee, they'll have some pointed things to say about the JASON report, and its ideas about the state of nationwide interoperability.
January 29, 2014
Tom Sullivan

Is the future of HIE private?

Whether public health information exchanges will survive after federal funding has been a lingering question. While no survey is enough to seal the fate of public HIEs, the results of new one ought to raise a few eyebrows -- and maybe spur change.
July 23, 2014
Chris Scarboro, North Carolina Health Information Exchange

In North Carolina, connecting rural communities, striving for quality improvement

The North Carolina Health Information Exchange, the organization tasked with connecting the entire healthcare community, has made significant progress in building statewide connectivity since its inception in 2010, when the organization was awarded federal HITECH funds. Today, the exchange is helping providers from the ground up.
January 22, 2014
Mike Miliard

Should patients be charged for access to their data?

With more Americans gaining access to their personal health information online, a lot of providers still charge money for copies of records, as allowed under HIPAA and HITECH. Is that wise?
June 25, 2014
Marc Perlman, Oracle Healthcare and Life Sciences

Interoperability and population health

As of April 2014, about 7 million Americans have entered the ranks of the insured under the Affordable Care Act. The national focus has been almost exclusively on enrollment. But with the first cycle behind us, it's time to look toward refinement. How can we make the leap from broader access to improved population health?
May 11, 2018
Chris Nerney

The economic inevitability of telemedicine

Consumers are paying a greater share of their healthcare costs, and they expect providers to offer telehealth and other digital services.