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MeHI contributes quotes, articles and thought leadership pieces to various publications on eHealth topics. Equally important, MeHI promotes healthcare organization's Health IT progress and shares current industry events with our stakeholders. Below you will find a combination of articles in which MeHI has been mentioned, articles authored by MeHI, published pieces where Massachusetts healthcare organizations are highlighted, and other relevant Health IT news.
Source: Healthcare Informatics
By: Rajiv Leventhal
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) is "connecting the body and mind with a next-level health IT-based behavioral health integration program".
Source: Becker's Health IT & CIO Review
By: Kelly Luchini, Mark Belanger, and Jennifer Monahan
The Massachusetts statewide health information exchange (Mass HIway) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) are making it easier for healthcare providers to report required childhood lead data.
The agencies recently completed connecting all direct-reporting pediatric primary care practice locations in Massachusetts to the Mass HIway to provide real-time reporting of childhood lead data to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP). The primary goal of the DPH's CLPPP is the prevention of lead exposure in children, which is associated with irreversible neurological and behavioral impacts.Learn More
Source: New England Psychologist
By: Janine Weisman
Massachusetts behavioral health care providers have more time to fully adopt electronic health record systems (EHR) that connect to the state’s health information exchange via a network called the Mass HIway.
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services recently announced that the date to connect to the statewide network for transmitting health care data among providers, hospitals and other entities and improve coordination of care would be a date later than Jan. 1, 2018.
Source: Health IT Interoperability
By Kyle Murphy, PhD
The use of the Direct standard to enable health information exchange continues to rise.
Source: Boston Globe
By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey
IBM is making a big bet on health care, and it’s doing it here in the technology and life sciences hub of Massachusetts. Since IBM Watson Health was launched in 2015, the company has made four acquisitions worth about $4 billion and forged numerous partnerships with major hospitals, drug makers, and other companies.
By: Jonah Comstock
Most Bostonians look back on the blizzard of late 2014 less than fondly. But there was a silver lining for Massachusetts General Hospital, which found in the snowstorm the perfect test case for its then-fledgling telehealth program.
Source: Worcester Business Journal Online
By: Laura Finaldi
Telemedicine is opening doors to treating patients throughout Massachusetts.
Source: The Official Website of the Governor of Massachusetts
BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and executives from the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) joined leaders from across state government, healthcare, and the technology sector at Boston Children’s Hospital to announce a comprehensive public-private partnership designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Commonwealth’s digital healthcare industry.Learn More
Source: Healthcare IT News
By Bernie Monegain
Grant supports facilities that are not eligible for reimbursement under the federal meaningful use electronic health records program.
Source: Worcester Business Journal
By: Christina P. O'Neill
UMass Memorial Health Care said in June that it would invest $700 million to upgrade its electronic health records (EHR) system to improve the accuracy and availability of patient data.