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Keeping Your HIE Data Up-To-Date

Posted by rhiggs on March 1, 2018

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Health Information Exchanges (HIE) continue to grow across the US Healthcare landscape.  The origins of HIEs go back nearly three decades. But one problem has plagued HIEs since the beginning.  That is the challenge of keeping your HIE data up-to-date. As with most complex healthcare solutions, there are numerous barriers to keeping your HIE data up-to-date.  These include political challenges, patient privacy concerns, competitive pressures among healthcare IDNs and inconsistent and changing data standards.  Therefore,
A new program began by CMS in 2015 is demonstrating good results.  Chronic Care Management is showing a positive ROI for physicians and for CMS.  In a report posted last week, CMS demonstrated that spending per beneficiary participating in a CCM program dropped by over 15% from the beginning of 2015 to the end of 2016.  The cost per beneficiary for $1,395 during the first six months, and dropped to $1,192 during the last six
patient centered care
In an article for the World Economic Forum, Bruce Broussard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Humana Inc., shares three ways to tackle the Global Health Crisis.  In this final installment, we focused on his third point, to “Achieve interoperability in a digital age”. Interoperability has been a mainstay of EHR promises since the days leading up to the passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  And while there are some
Transition From Volume to Value
In an article for the World Economic Forum, Bruce Broussard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Humana Inc., shares three ways to tackle the Global Health Crisis.  We are focusing on one of these in each of three blog posts.  The second one is to “transition from volume to value”. Value-based care is not a new topic by any means.  The US Healthcare system has been slowly transitioning over the past two-plus decades.  But the traditional
In an article for the World Economic Forum, Bruce Broussard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Humana Inc., shares three ways to tackle the Global Health Crisis.  We will focus on one of these in each of three blog posts over the coming weeks.  The first one is to “Intervene at the intersection of health and lifestyle”. Broussard recognizes the need for care providers to understand the social determinants of health (SDOH), items such as food