Current Market View of the Usage, Value and Future of Direct Messaging


Recently the FY15 HIMSS Interoperability and HIE Committees conducted a nationwide survey on Direct messaging to learn how the marketplace is using Direct to facilitate health information exchange (HIE). Direct messaging was intended to increase interoperability, and this survey was intended to provide visibility on the use and value of Direct.

Massachusetts Connected Communities to Enable Health IT Engagement, Collaboration, Innovation


The adoption of health information technology (Health IT) and its effective use continues to progress across Massachusetts. To further advance and promote Health IT throughout the Commonwealth and measure its impact, MeHI is developing a new community-based initiative – Connected Communities.

Mass HIway Celebrates First HISP to HISP Connection


The Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway) has reached a new milestone with its first HISP to HISP connection, an achievement that immediately benefits patients and providers at a group of Winchester, Mass.-area health care organizations and lays the groundwork for similar connections across the Commonwealth that can improve care quality through the secure and efficient transfer of electronic patient information.

Heywood Hospital, Gardner Visiting Nurse Association Share Patient Lab Results on the Mass HIway


Heywood Hospital and Gardner Visiting Nurse Association (GVNA) have developed a strong care delivery partnership. Their care coordination improved because the two organizations committed to sharing patient lab results electronically through the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway), the statewide health information exchange (HIE).

HIway Spotlight: CVS Caremark MinuteClinic Joins the HIway to Enhance Patient Care with UMass Memorial


CVS Caremark MinuteClinic (CVSMC), which operates 47 walk-in clinics in Massachusetts, and provides treatment for common family illnesses and injuries, administers vaccinations and offers other services, is collaborating with UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) on a Mass HIway Implementation Grant that aims to share patient data electronically between the two organizations. The collaboration is designed to enhance patient care, lower overall costs and assist UMMHC in its migration toward value-based care.

EasCare Ambulance, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, Eye HIE for Smoother Care Transitions


EasCare Ambulance Service LLC plays an integral role in Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program’s efforts to provide medical service to one of the city’s most challenging populations to reach and maintain regular contact with.