Posts Tagged ‘HIE’

Consumers to Drive More Than $650B of Health Insurance Decisions Annually by 2018 [Infographic]

In the past, consumers didn't have much control over what their health insurance covered, or even which health insurance they had. HR specialists and brokers made most of the brand decisions for them. But the times, they are a-changin', as consumers are predicted to drive more than $650 billion of health insurance decisions annually by […]

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Nearly 75% of Patients Comfortable with State HIE Systems

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of patients feel “very” or “moderately comfortable” with an electronic version of their health records being immediately accessible online by any authorized health care provider in their state, says a new survey from Software Advice. The survey polled 583 U.S. health consumers and interviewed experts to understand patient support for interoperability, their perceptions of […]

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Interoperability Gets Personal

Let me start with my personal firsthand experience of health information interoperability. While playing football for his college last fall, my son sustained a pelvic fracture. He was initially seen and evaluated at the local community hospital, an excellent institution. He was transferred to an outstanding quaternary institution about 35 miles away. At the community […]

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State HIEs: The Glass is Half…

For advocates of Health Information Exchanges (HIE), a new study on repeat imaging offers encouragement. As reported in January in Healthcare IT News, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College found that participants whose medical records were accessed through an HIE within 90 days were significantly less likely to have repeat imaging tests. The study comes on […]

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