Posted on July 29, 2021
The new report uses HIE data to analyze the decline in healthcare utilization during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The research, which examines the healthcare utilization patterns of over 4 million Californians, demonstrates how a statewide HIE could be used to gather important insights about California’s healthcare ecosystem.
Posted on March 13, 2021 by HIMSS
What is Interoperability? It is the ability of different information systems, devices and applications (systems) to access, exchange, integrate and cooperatively use data in a coordinated manner, within and across organizational, regional and national boundaries, to provide timely and seamless portability of information and optimize the health of individuals and populations globally.
Posted on February 1, 2021 by Medicaid.gov
Funding for some state Health Information Exchange (HIE) activities is already available to states through the Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program as authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) at the 90% match rate through 2021. Within the parameters set by State Medicaid Director (SMD) Letter #11-004 (PDF, 215.75 KB) and SMD… Read More
Posted on August 1, 2018 by California Health Care Foundation
California’s emergency departments (EDs) provide a critical source of health care to people experiencing acute medical conditions or suffering from trauma and injury, and are expected to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay. They also provide an important entry point for inpatient hospital care. In 2016, 334 acute care hospitals in California… Read More
A Practical Comparison Between the Predictive Power of Population-based Risk Stratification Models Using Data From Electronic Health Records Versus Administrative Claims: Setting a Baseline for Future EHR-derived Risk Stratification Models
Posted on February 1, 2018 by Hadi Kharrazi, MD, PhD; Jonathan P. Weiner PhD
Health information exchange associated with improved emergency department care through faster accessing of patient information from outside organizations
Posted on April 1, 2017 by Jordan Everson, Keith E Kocher, Julia Adler-Milstein
To assess whether electronic health information exchange (HIE) is associated with improved emergency department (ED) care processes and utilization through more timely clinician viewing of information from outside organizations. The relationship between HIE and improved care processes and reduced utilization in the ED is mediated by faster accessing of information from outside organizations.
The alarming reality of medication error: a patient case and review of Pennsylvania and National data
Posted on September 7, 2016 by Brianna A. da Silva, MD and Mahesh Krishnamurthy, MD, FACP, SFHM
Medication reconciliation including an ‘indication review’ for each prescription is an important aspect of patient safety. The decreasing frequency of pill bottle reviews, suboptimal patient education, and poor communication between healthcare providers are factors that threaten patient safety. Medication error and ADEs cost billions of health care dollars and are detrimental to the provider–patient relationship.
Posted on November 20, 2014 by Joshua R Vest, Rainu Kaushal, Michael D Silver, Keith Hentel, Lisa M Kern
Medical imaging, which is expensive, is frequently repeated for the same patient within a relatively short period of time due to lack of access to previous images. Health information exchange (HIE) may reduce repeat imaging by facilitating provider access to prior images and reports. We sought to determine the effect of an HIE system on… Read More
Posted on April 27, 2010 by Practice Fusion
American patients have seen an average of 18.7 different doctors during their lives, according to a survey conducted by GfK Roper for Practice Fusion, the free, web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) company. For patients over 65 years of age, the average increases to 28.4 individual doctors, including primary care, specialists, hospital and urgent care providers.