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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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New Investments in eHealth Technology to Support Milford Area

July 16, 2013

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative hosted a community kickoff event this morning at Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) to highlight new grants designed to help local health providers use the state’s new Health Information Exchange, the Mass HIway. Recipients include regional health care leaders such as MRMC and their grant partners Medway Country Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation and CAREtenders, as well as Charlton-based Overlook Visiting Nursing Association and their partner organization, Harrington Hospital. Leaders from MeHI, MassTech, and the grant recipients were joined by State Senator and President Pro Tempore Richard T. Moore, Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, and Representative Peter Durant.

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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 eHealth Institute at MassTech Awards $2.35 Million in Grants to Accelerate Connections to Statewide Health Information Exchange

June 20, 2013

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI) today announced 32 collaborative projects that will receive HIway Implementation Grants of up to $75,000 each. These Implementation Grants will assist 80 health care organizations across the Commonwealth in connecting to the statewide Health Information Exchange, the Mass HIway, enabling them to improve patient care and reduce costs.

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Massachusetts Health Information Highway to Fund $2M for Implementation Grants

March 15, 2013

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative today announced a $2M HIway Implementation Grant Program which will fund projects that catalyze connections to the statewide Health Information Exchange, the Mass HIway.

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Massachusetts launches statewide health information exchange

October 17, 2012

Source: ModernHealthcare.com

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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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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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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