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Interoperability in Healthcare: Are Anti-Competitive Forces Limiting Innovation and Patient Benefits?

According to a physician in Utah, Health Information Exchanges don't work very well yet. Dr. Raymond Ward, MD is a member of the Utah State Legislature.  "When I try to look up patients sometimes I find them via the HIE, sometimes I don't."  Dr. Ward is both a practicing physician and a passionate legislator for improvement [...]

Increasing Health Data Interoperability, BigData, Cloud, Exchange, ICD-10 Lay Foundation for Accountable Care

These are important foundations that enable ubiquitous digital health data in a standard interchange, enabling in-depth analysis and increasingly, Cloud and Software as a Service methods to deploy, store and use the information to improve healthcare. These in turn are important foundations to enable Accountable Care. ICD-10 is the new data standard that will express the condition of the patient and how providers get reimbursed.

Health Insurance Exchange in Idaho and Rhode Island Move Closer to Reality

The Idaho Department of Insurance and the Department of Health and Welfare drafted legislation to establish a health insurance exchange. In Rhode Island, Governor Lincoln Chafee issued an executive order establishing an Exchange. Financing of the Idaho exchange is not included in the draft. Carriers are not required to participate in the exchange, nor does it dicate whether carriers must offer insurance inside or outside the exchange.

By | 2017-05-04T04:06:53+00:00 September 27th, 2011|HIE|0 Comments