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Medical students see need for improved information sharing

Most medical students see a need for greater interoperability in U.S. healthcare, according to the 10th annual Epocrates Future Physicians of America survey.

Stakeholders offer ideas for furthering HIT, overcoming challenges

A series of in-depth qualitative interviews about the state of health IT revealed ideas for optimizing use of the tools, innovation, interoperability and more.

Health information exchange helps reduce readmissions

The use of an electronic health information exchange (HIE) system in an ambulatory setting within 30 days of a hospital discharge can help prevent readmissions, according to a study online August 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Most hospitals still not engaging in HIE

Despite the passage five years ago of the HITECH Act, and the promise that it would help to improve patient care through the creation of a secure, interoperable nationwide health information network, a study in the journal Healthcare, the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation shows that the vast majority of hospitals still don’t engage in health information exchanges.

AMDIS 2014: Patient engagement and the future of HIE

OJAI, CALIF.--Are patient engagement efforts the solution to health information exchange efforts that are just becoming too complex? That‘s one question panelists looked at during a session on patient engagement and HIE last week at the AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium.

AMDIS: Using HIE for hospital alerts could save millions in readmissions

BOSTON—One in three Rhode Islanders are participating in the state’s health information exchange (HIE)—CurrentCare—which makes it a good testing site for new processes, said Jonathan Leviss, MD, chief medical officer of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, at the AMDIS Fall Symposium.

AMDIS: DirectTrust requires foundation of security, trust controls

BOSTON—DirectTrust “isn’t just email, but email with a layer of security and trust controls,” DirectTrust President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, MBA, told attendees at the AMDIS Fall Symposium.

Public vs. Private? Say Hello to Hybrid HIE

Health information exchanges (HIE) are growing and expanding in myriad ways. The number of both private and public HIEs have increased, but in terms of delivering the best capabilities of the two entities, the hybrid model just may become the new standard for HIE. However, experts agree that the best model for a given community depends on the local needs and markets.