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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.

Grant to Support Health Information Exchange

July 28, 2013

Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

WORCESTER — The Central Massachusetts Independent Physician Association has been selected by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to receive a grant for $75,000 to support connecting to the statewide Health Information Exchange, the Mass HIway, helping

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Milford Hospital Joins State HIway

July 17, 2013

Source: Milford Daily News

Milford Daily News — In an effort to improve post-hospitalization care, Milford Regional Medical Center will be using a $75,000 grant to become a part of a state electronic health information exchange network.

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Two States Making Use of Health Information Exchange Funds

July 17, 2013

Source: EHR Intelligence

With the demand for secure and reliable health information exchange (HIE) building as a result of healthcare consolidation, meaningful use, and accountable care, recent achievements in two states — Massachusetts and New Jersey — show positive signs that the infrastructure necessary for exchanging health information is coming together.

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Netsmart Awarded Grant to Connect Electronic Health Records to Mass. HIway Statewide Health Information Exchange

June 27, 2013

Source: Netsmart

Overland Park, Kan. – June 27, 2013 – Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical and business solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, announced today it was selected by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) to receive an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Vendor Interface Grant that will help the Commonwealth reach the goal of connecting every healthcare provider in the Commonwealth to the Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE), the Mass HIway.

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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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