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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.

Massachusetts launches statewide health information exchange

October 17, 2012


Massachusetts on Tuesday launched a statewide health information exchange that will allow healthcare providers to share electronic health information as they seek to improve coordination of care, lower costs and increase patient safety.

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Asking Population Health's Unanswered Questions

August 23, 2012

Source: Healthcare Infomatics

AUGUST 23, 2012 - Pilots under the Query Health project are testing two standards: the HQMF standard that expresses an e-measure in machine-readable electronic format; and a query envelope for the secure exchange of queries.

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IT Experts Discuss New Technology in the Health Care Industry

August 13, 2012

Source: C-SPAN

AUGUST 13, 2012 - WASHINGTON, DC - Smart phones may soon be on the front lines of patient-generated health information according to a panel discussion hosted by the Alliance for Health Reform today/Monday. Speakers from the Health & Human Services Department and the health care industry discussed new apps called “observation of daily living” currently being tested by both patients and doctors as a new way to monitor health and get patients more involved in their own health care.

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The ‘Alternative Quality Contract,’ Based On A Global Budget, Lowered Medical Spending And Improved Quality

July 12, 2012

Source: HealthAffairs

JULY 12, 2012 - Seven provider organizations in Massachusetts entered the Blue Cross Blue Shield Alternative Quality Contract in 2009, followed by four more organizations in 2010.

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Global Payment Shows Promise As Consumers Wait For Savings

July 12, 2012

Source: WBUR

JULY 12, 2012 - BOSTON - Hospitals, doctors and insurers in Massachusetts are moving at a rapid pace into what are known as global payments, or sometimes global budgets. A study published online in the journal Health Affairs says there are signs that moving doctors into a global budget is good for patients, but the change isn’t saving consumers any money yet.

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Murray, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announce Multi-National Research Study on Pre-Malignant Lesions in Throat Patients

June 19, 2012

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JUNE 19, 2012 - BOSTON, MA - Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth), Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President and CEO Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, and Dr. Ramon Franco of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary announced a multi-national research study to develop non-invasive procedures to detect pre-malignant lesions. Finland, Northern Ireland and Catalonia have also made commitments to be part of the study.

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Massachusetts to Host US-EU Conference on Connected Health in October

June 19, 2012

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JUNE 19, 2012 - BOSTON, MA - Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) announced today that the European Commission has selected Massachusetts to hold an October conference on the US-EU Memorandum of Understanding on eHealth.

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Health Data Network Could Follow Central Mass. Project

June 18, 2012

Source: Worcester Business Journal Online

JUNE 10, 2012 - WORCESTER - When a hospital sends a patient to a nursing home or rehab hospital, or vice versa, staff on the receiving end often find themselves calling the sender for patient records that never made the trip.

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Podcast: Exclusive Interview with ONC head Farzad Mostashari, M.D.

June 12, 2012

Source: SearchHealthIT

JUNE 11, 2012 - "The Blue Button on steroids" was how attendees characterized a new initiative that emerged from discussions at a White House health IT summit meeting convened by U.S. CTO Todd Park to kick off a busy week in health IT.

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6 reasons physicians need to be on social media

May 22, 2012

Source: Healthcare IT News

MAY 22, 2012 - Live tweeting, ukulele playing and numerous discussions swirling around social media and healthcare were to had throughout the Connecting Healthcare + Social Media Conference this past week in New York.

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