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Minneapolis-based Allina Health’s division of applied research has published a study on its use of one health information exchange (HIE) tool that indicates that even when a HIE is used in a relatively limited fashion, it can help improve care.

 - EHR prep

Physicians pay very little attention to medication lists, vital signs or laboratory results compared with the impression and plan section of electronic notes, according to a study published in Applied Clinical Informatics.

 - mind the gap, disparity

Healthcare providers in Georgia are leveraging interoperability and portability of health information to improve population health outcomes and reduce historical disparities in care.

 - pathway arrows

Athenahealth has parted ways with EHR Association (EHRA), according to Dan Haley, vice president of government affairs at athenhealth, who confirmed the split in a blog post and noted that “athenahealth is neither an EHR company nor a software vendor.”

 - Kentucky

With an eye toward reigning in state healthcare costs, Kentucky officials are looking to its health information exchange to help providers target emergency room super utilizers, or "frequent fliers."