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HIE Plans in 50 States but Where is the Progress?

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Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:06

In 2010 the ONC divided $547,703,438 dollars between all 50 states(and US territories) for the purpose of funding the creation of their statewide Health Information Exchanges (HIE). The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)  continues to promote health information exchanges even as the debate over their usefulness is heating up.

So what states have created their HIEs in the past three years since the original funding?  While doing research for this article I realized there wasn’t much written about individual state HIEs. Per the ONC website setup for HIEs, statehieresources.org, all 50 states submitted their plans between 2010 and 2011. A few states still appearing to be behind, with Connecticut, New Hampshire and Nevada not yet reporting any data to the ONC.

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Real Data, Real Time, Real Results for 2013

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 18:50

Trending for 2013 is Actionable Analytics.  What is it?  It is about using data to make smart business decisions right now! The way that healthcare facilities have managed operations and patient population data for decades is no longer adequate for business.  In the last few years with the help of the HITECH Act, healthcare facilities across the country have been implementing their EHRs (Electronic Health Records).  EHRs are collecting large amounts of data that used to live in a VERY paper-based environment.  This new digital version of the data has the capacity to make healthcare facilities more productive than ever, if it is used correctly.

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EHR Incentives: Are you ready to cash in on the benefits?

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 17:42

We’re all feeling the ‘pinch’ of the stress on our economy. Your budget, staff and resources are decreasing and one of your biggest challenges is how to not let this ‘pinch’ affect patient care. As you may already know, there are many benefits to using an Electronic Health Records system but did you know there are cash benefits as well? Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments have surpassed 10.3 billion dollars since the program’s inception and over $1.25 billion in EHR cash incentives were paid in December 2012 alone. Yes, that was over $1 billion paid in one month. Have I caught your attention?

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My Patient Experience

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Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:29

The healthcare industry is constantly changing, growing, and adapting new forms of technology to change processes in the hopes of making the patient experience easier and more enjoyable.  With all of the growth and adaptation comes more room for error and the possibility of more stress on the patients and healthcare providers.  Over the past few years I have dealt with many of the issues and breakdowns within the healthcare system personally and I would like to share my story with you.

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An Apple a Day...

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Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:29

Imagine a world where every patient has access to all of the information they need to make educated decisions about their healthcare, their lifestyle and their future. In order to make those decisions the patient needs to know their history, their present, and have access to enough data to help understand what the future could hold. As the famous saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what is pomegranate or a cheeseburger doing? Our fast paced lifestyle doesn’t allow for much time to research why our bodies are doing what they do, patients rely on physicians to figure out what is wrong within the 20 minute visit and prescribe a pill that will solve the problem.  Typically the physician only access to limited medical records and the current complaint to base his/ her diagnosis on, but what if we could give every patient the chance to take control of their own health?

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