health information exchange

exterior view of Wirral Women's and Children's Hospital in UK

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By Nick Renaud-Komiya August 29, 2018
While individual healthcare providers may be making great strides in deploying increasingly sophisticated patient record systems, far too many are still operating within comfortable organisational silos. To integrate care and make value-based care a reality, every local stakeholder must collaborate to intelligently share and use information, not only to improve direct care, but also bolster...
By Diana Manos February 13, 2017
The Kansas Health Information Network in Topeka knows that patient empowerment is key to improving population health —and it knows that patients need help to be a part of the process. That’s why KHIN has found a way to enable patients to receive all of their health information in one location, rather than through the more traditional electronic health record-tethered patient portal, which forces...
By Jonah Comstock August 6, 2013
LifeNexus, a San Francisco startup looking to replace the traditional insurance card with a digital version, raised $4 million from undisclosed angel investors and one undisclosed fund, bringing the company's total funding to $11.9 million. CEO David Strand said an additional $3 million round is closing soon. The company offers a system called iChip, which Strand described to MobiHealthNews as a...
By Jonah Comstock May 15, 2013
DocbookMD, which offers a secure physician messaging service, has partnered with Medweb, makers of a smartphone and web radiology PACS, to create Docbook Gateway, an HIE-like offering that gives physicians access to lab tests and X-rays on their smartphones without the need for an integrated EHR. "This is the way HIEs were supposed to work," DocbookMD CEO Dr. Tim Gueramy told MobiHealthNews. "One...
By Neil Versel May 6, 2013
The Patient Privacy Rights Foundation, the organization founded by Texas psychiatrist Dr. Deborah Peel, is trying to shed the perception that it is anti-health IT by naming physician-entrepreneur Dr. Adrian Gropper its first-ever chief technology officer. Gropper, who founded picture archiving and communications system (PACS) vendor Amicas in 1996 and launched ill-fated personal health records (...
By Neil Versel March 9, 2013
Interoperability clearly was one the main themes at the just-concluded Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in New Orleans. Probably the biggest vendor-related news to come out of HIMSS13 was the launch of CommonWell Health Alliance, a partnership between Cerner, McKesson – including McKesson health information exchange subsidiary RelayHealth –...
By Chris Gullo October 5, 2011
Verizon and Duke University announced this week a multi-year strategic agreement for research and development on health information technology (HIT) initiatives. The first projects could focus on mobile health applications and consumer health care education. Verizon will contribute the necessary computing infrastructure and handle operations for the projects. The telecom will also provide some of...