Tag Archives: health information exchange

An Interoperability Use Case Repository and Narrative

by: Joe Wagner, vice president transformation services, TELUS Health and Seth Blumenthal, program manager national quality registry network (NQRN®),  American Medical Association The HIMSS Interoperability Maturity Model Task Force is pleased to announce a new web-based use case repository which also includes a … Continue reading

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Increase Health IT Knowledge with the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Introduction by Toria Shaw, MSW, Manager of Clinical Informatics, HIMSS

by: Emily “Emmy” Lacey, RN, graduate student in healthIT at the University of Denver and is also an active duty nurse in the United States Army. Emily “Emmy” Lacey reached out to TIGER inquiring about the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)  and seeking resources … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Using Health Information Exchanges to Identify Vulnerable Populations (Part 2)

by: Sharon Davis, CPHIMS, PMP, Senior Project Manager In our previous blog post, we defined a vulnerable population (VP) and introduced concepts of gathering clinical data from these populations.  In this blog, we will discuss the basics for collecting data and … Continue reading

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Current market view of the usage, value and future of Direct Messaging

by: Mari Greenberger, Director of Informatics, HIMSS, and Sean Kennedy, Director, HIE, Mass eHealth Institute Recently the FY15 HIMSS Interoperability and HIE Committees conducted a nationwide survey on Direct messaging to learn how the marketplace is using Direct to facilitate health information … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Challenges of Engaging the Consumer in HIEs

by: Heather Marney, Director, Epic Ambulator; Michael Nelson, DPM, VP of Strategy and Business Development; and Deepika Patel, MBA, CPHIMS, Analyst/Consultant Patient as a Consumer: A prevailing philosophy is that active patient engagement is necessary to achieve optimal outcomes – promoting ongoing wellness … Continue reading

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Institute for eHealth Policy Recap: Toward Interoperable Healthcare Records

by: Samantha Burch, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs, HIMSS Five years after the start of the HITECH Meaningful Use program, the national dialogue about the future of healthcare automation is shifting from a focus on technology adoption to the exchange and use … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Using Health Information Exchanges to Identify Vulnerable Populations (Part 1)

by: Timothy Butts, BS, MSIS, PMP, Certified Healthcare CIO,  Sharon Davis, CPHIMS, PMP, Sr. Project Manager, and Charles Stewart, MBA, SSBB, CHTS-IM, CHTS-PW, CHTS-TR, CHTS-TS, HIE Executive Director     Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) is at a unique place in history. For the first … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series:Using Standards for Nationwide Health Information Exchange and Interoperability

by: Rick Edwards, Director, Integration Strategy, Iatric Systems, Inc and Stacey Lee, MS, Workflow Redesign and HER Implementation Specialist.  Looking back over the last several decades, it appears that healthcare in the US has had a lack of interest and incentives … Continue reading

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How Close Are We to Consumer-Mediated Exchange?

by Sri Bharadwaj,  president-elect, Southern California chapter of HIMSS; member, HIMSS Value of Provider-Patient Engagement Task Force; and director, information services, UC Irvine Health If you don’t know about an  app that allows you to securely integrate multiple banking accounts into … Continue reading

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Turning Data Into Direction

by: Ralph Williams, Director, Access Management DATA.  This four letter word has created just as many opportunities as it has destroyed, much like the other popular, albeit more profane, four letter words.  In the realm of Health Information Exchanges (HIE), “data” … Continue reading

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