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Health Information Exchanges Save Costs and Help Improve Healthcare Efficiency
The frequency of electronic information exchange between doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, government payers and patients has been increasing dramatically. The requirements for security, privacy and interoperability in all types of health record transfers have given rise to Health Information Exchanges exchange (HIE), defined as the transmission of healthcare-related data among facilities, health information organizations (HIO) and government agencies according to national standards. HIE is an integral component of the health information technology (HIT) infrastructure under development in the United States and the associated National Health Information Network (NHIN). In fact there are now over 190 Health Information Exchanges (HIE) nationwide; no state is without one. And as predicted, these exchanges are leading to both lower costs and greater efficiency. For example, a 2009 survey by eHealth Initiative (eHI) showed an almost 40% increase in one year in the number of health information exchanges that were far enough into implementation of “operational initiatives” to demonstrate increases in efficiency.

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MVC Now Offers Health Information Systems Associates Degree

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April 01, 2013

Etransmedia Implements Direct Care Coordinator Solution at Medical Center

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CureMD Takes Over 3,400 Navinet EMR and PM Providers

CureMD - a provider of SMART Cloud EMR, Practice Management, patient portal and medical billing services designed to optimize outcomes, quality and financial returns - has officially taken over 3,400 Navinet EMR and PM providers, and has also accompl…
March 25, 2013

McKesson Introduces Medisoft Mobile App for iPad, iPhone

McKesson Corporation recently announced the introduction the Medisoft Mobile app for the iPad and iPhone. The free app can be downloaded by users from the Apple App Store. The Medisoft Mobile app is ideal for the newly-released Medisoft V18, and …
March 25, 2013

Doctor, Your Online Reputation is at Stake: Act Before it's too Late

It takes a very long time to build up a reputation in the physical world and just a whiff of unpleasantness could undo it all. It's not much different in the cyber world, where a company's online reputation evolves with its brand image - which can be…
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