“Much like health care itself, HIT is most effective when collaborative.” - Erik Kins, Vice President of Innovation, Allscripts
"Much like health care itself, HIT is most effective when collaborative. No single company can address all challenges, but we can advance more quickly if we work together. According to a recent RAND Corporation report, open technologies could help lower costs and improve care. That's why an open approach is critical to the future of HIT."
eHealth Technologies and the Rochester RHIO, a regional HIE serving 13 counties in western New York State, continue to make progress with image data interoperability. The Rochester RHIO has expanded its services by implementing eHealth Connect® Image Exchange Transfer-to-PACS workflow. This additional workflow empowers radiology and cardiology imaging department personnel to access a list of all external imaging studies for their patient from the Rochester RHIO Explore query portal, and nominate one or more relevant studies from that worklist to be transferred into their local PACS. eHealth Technologies will be sharing more information about their Image Exchange product portfolio for HIEs at HIMSS17 in Orlando, Florida, Meeting Place Room 11 Hall A.
One of the biggest developers of electronic health records systems and a major telehealth services provider are integrating their respective technology platforms to give doctors access to telehealth services and electronic health records through a single patient portal. American Well will integrate its telehealth services into Cerner Corp.’s HealtheLife portal, which provides physicians with access to a patient’s health records, provider messaging and broad interaction with clinicians.
In order "to realize fully the promise of telehealth", the Senate Finance Committee needs to expand the scope of its recent chronic care draft legislation, said the American Hospital Association. All accountable care organizations - not just those at risk of losing money - need the freedom to use telemedicine. Also, lawmakers need to eliminate Medicare's requirement that patients be in rural health care settings to be paid for using telemedicine.
Newest eHI member, Verato, brings a level of expertise around patient identity resolution and patient matching that will help the healthcare industry solve the challenges of interoperability and patient data sharing.
11/2/2016, Washington, DC — eHealth Initiative (eHI), an independent non-profit membership organization whose mission is to drive improvements in healthcare through innovation and information technology, today announced that Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching solutions, has become its newest member. “Verato brings a level of expertise around patient identity resolution and patient matching that will help the healthcare industry solve the challenges of interoperability and patient data sharing,” said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, CEO of eHI. “They bring a next-generation patient matching technology solution to market. We look forward to having them at the table as our members discuss how to solve the most pressing challenges facing the healthcare industry using innovative new approaches.”