NEWS: Wenatchee Valley Medical Center selects Merge Healthcare for data archiving and radiology solutions

Current healthcare reforms, patient safety trends, and competition for referring physicians have made enterprise-wide sharing of images more important than ever. Washington-based Wenatchee Valley Medical Center (WVMC) has selected Merge Healthcare’s Merge PACS™ and iConnect® Enterprise Archive to upgrade their legacy PACS system and allow providers to access patient data and images on a real-time [...]

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Norway government awards five-year national EHR contract to Accenture

Accenture has been awarded a five-year contract to develop and deploy a national EHR system by the Norwegian Directorate of Health, an agency governed by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, is responsible for executing health polices, regulations and statutes, and monitoring public health and care services. For Accenture, this is another feather [...]

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NEWS: HealtHIE Nevada leverages image sharing service from eHGT for state medical imaging center

Regional Extension Center (REC), HealthInsight has announced that Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers is the first imaging center within the HealtHIE Nevada to go live with eHealth Image Exchange™, a service by eHealth Global Technologies (eHGT) that allows the seamless sharing of diagnostic images.

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New health IT connectivity enables skilled nursing facilities to exchange PHI Sans EHR

In an attempt to enable seamless flow of patient information from skilled nursing facilities to physicians at a regional health information exchange (HIE), Bellevue, WA-based Caradigm, and Pennsylvania’s Keystone Beacon Community (KBC), have developed the MDS-to-CCD Transformer. This data-sharing capability facilitates data exchange even in the absence of an EHR.

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NEWS: ITU chooses continua as new member for its standardization sector

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced that it has chosen Continua Health Alliance as a member of its Standardization Sector, to provide international guidelines, standards and interoperability for healthcare technology across countries that are developing their healthcare infrastructure.

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Jordan Hospital connects Plymouth medical community through dbMotion’s interoperability platform

Plymouth, MA-based Jordan Hospital has chosen dbMotion’s interoperability platform to enable the local medical fraternity to provide a single comprehensive record of a patient to caregivers, a critical factor for the success of the Greater Plymouth Health Information Network (GPHIN).

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IDC Reports Indicates an Evolving HIE Market

IDC Health Insights finds the health information exchange (HIE) market landscape to be evolving, through two market reports that have analyzed HIE vendors. Sixteen vendors providing HIE platforms, including tools for development, educational and professional services, an extensive partner network, and published APIs; and 10 vendors for packaged solutions were evaluated through these two studies.

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Microsoft and GE Healthcare form Novel IT Company through JV

The shift from sporadic individual patient care to continuous population management has given rise to the need for greater insight into care delivery, integrated care processes, and the engaging of patient experiences. These in turn mandate a transition towards new payment models that require the providers to connect disparate silos of care and integrate data. [...]

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IDC Spells out Best Practices for Sustainable HIE

In order to better the efforts of the electronic exchange of health data, IDC Health Insights has released best practices to inform and educate organizations on the establishment of health information exchanges (HIE) within an enterprise or across a community. Leveraging inputs and experiences of almost 50 executives from successful early enterprise, regional and statewide [...]

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ICA Collaborates with Multiple Workgroups for Plug and Play Connectivity Standards

Recognizing the importance of having standards for connectivity between health information exchanges (HIEs) and electronic health records (EHRs), ICA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the not-for-profit organization, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), and joined the EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup. The EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup was initially started to address the interoperability issue in the [...]

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