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Sharing Behavioral Health Information Amid the Opioid Crisis

eHealth Initiative Foundation Releases Brief on Sharing Behavioral Health Information and Tracking Prescriptions Amid the Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. – June 25 – eHealth Initiative Foundation released an information brief, Sharing Behavioral Health Information Amid the Opioid Crisis, that examines patient privacy and security issues related to the epidemic. The brief provides industry perspectives from a recent executive roundtable, held in conjunction with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and aims to provide potential solutions for tackling the opioid crisis. It addresses the role of electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), regulations, and legislation, including 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 2 (42 CFR Part 2), the Health...Read more

4medica to Show Michigan’s Care Coordinators How to Solve Patient Identity Mismatching

LANSING, Mich., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- From the floor of the Lansing Convention Center, where care coordinators across Michigan are converging for the 2018 Connecting Michigan for Health Conference, 4medica will be on hand to address one of the most dangerous errors taking place in healthcare today: patient mismatching. Very often, this error begins at intake. With EHRs and other systems regularly storing hundreds of thousands and even millions of patient records, system users frequently pull the wrong patient record. Or, confronted with multiple records for the same patient, they create and add yet another duplicate to the system.Read more

Merck Uses Alexa to Improve Chronic Disease Management

Merck is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to explore the creation and delivery of innovative digital consumer solutions for people living with chronic disease by using Amazon Lex, the same deep learning technologies that power Amazon Alexa. Merck will initially focus on diabetes, a chronic, progressive disease that currently affects 415 million people around the world.Read more

The Use of Clinical Data by Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

eHealth Initiative Foundation Releases Final Report on The Use of Clinical Data by
Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

Washington, D.C. – April 27 – eHealth Initiative Foundation released their report, Improving Care and Lowering Costs: The Use of Clinical Data by Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, which interviewed executives from MCO organizations about the ways clinical data is collected, shared and leveraged. The report is available for download in the eHealth Resource Center.

“The interviews revealed that Medicaid plans are just beginning to use clinical data in case management systems and value-based contracts,” said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative Foundation. “The staunch challenges these executives face...Read more

Cognizant: Unfurling the Blockchain Blueprint

Organizations worldwide see blockchain as a significant force for their business and industry, and are well on their way to developing a strategy, with an eye on reducing operating costs, automating key business processes and enhancing trust and transparency, Cognizants latest study reveals.Read more

The Role of Technology in Value-Based Care & Patient Engagement

eHealth Initiative Foundation Releases Final Report on The Role of Technology in Value-Based Care & Patient Engagement

Washington, D.C. – March 21 – eHealth Initiative released their final report, The Role of Technology in Value-Based Care & Patient Engagement, which gained insight, from an industry perspective, on the impact of healthcare reimbursement policies on technology and revenue cycle. Twelve executives, primarily from provider organizations and health information networks (HINs), were interviewed for this research project. Analytics were a prominent theme and interviewees felt strongly about the value of data in improving patient outcomes. Highlights from the report include:

  • Consolidation among providers is having a significant impact.
  • ...Read more

Pulse on the Industry

eHealth Initiative Foundation Releases Final Report on Interoperability and Population Health Management Trends in the Healthcare Industry

Washington, D.C. – March 19 - eHealth Initiative released their final report, Pulse on the Industry: Interoperability and Population Health Management, which assessed the healthcare industry’s progress in the collection, exchange, and use of patient data to improve care and clinical outcomes using population health management tools.

Through in-depth interviews with executives at the Alaska eHealth Network, CORHIO, HASA Health Information Organization, HCA Healthcare, Intermountain Healthcare, Kansas Health Information Network, the Mayo Clinic, Ochsner Health System, and Rochester RHIO, eHealth Initiative learned that the collection and exchange of patient...Read more

eHealth Technologies Empowers Baystate Health Patients to View their Images

eHealth Technologies, the leading provider of image-enabled Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions, and Baystate Health, a not-for-profit integrated healthcare system shave announced a groundbreaking expansion of their eHealth Connect® Image Exchange medical image sharing services.Patients now have ready access to their diagnostic images and reports through myBaystateHealth, the personal health record operated by Baystate Health; and will be able to forward them to physicians and care providers of their choosing for consultations, 2nd opinions and follow-up care.Read more