Saturday, October 27, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Health Data sharing across 15 states and multiple organizations coming soon

Health IT Testing Program will Enable Health Data Sharing for More than Half of U.S. Patients and their Providers

More than half the U.S. population and their healthcare providers could soon have access to health data shared across multiple states and systems. A public-private partnership of states, public agencies, federally-funded HIEs and health information technology companies has established a program to test and certify EHRs and other health IT to enable reliable transfer of data within and across organizational and state boundaries. The coalition selected the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) to carry out the testing.
High costs, technical differences and long wait times for interface development are barriers to sharing health data among health care providers and across state lines. The coalition of 15 states, 37 technology vendors and 34 HIEs, representing more than 50 percent of the U.S. population, has created a robust, highly automated testing program to verify that, once tested, a system is capable of exchanging health information with many other systems. With this testing, a single set of standardized, easy-to-implement connections can support communication among systems.
The effort is being jointly led by the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, a New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)–led consortium of states and vendors; and Healtheway, the newly formed public-private partnership of the eHealth Exchange, a network of 34 public and private organizations representing hundreds of hospitals, thousands of providers and millions of patients across the country.

NYeC 

EHR | HIE Interoperability Workgroup 

Healtheway and the eHealth Exchange

CCHIT

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Allscripts to discontinue MyWay, Aprima extends a helping hand

Allscripts is offering a free migration for MyWay customers to the Professional product.


Aprima is offering a free conversion to their product upon which MyWay was based.

Let us know what you think of the three products and the transition. SV

The Aprima MyWay Rescue Upgrade Program™ includes:
  •  Free Aprima licenses – no need to repurchase software
  •  Same look and feel with nearly 1,000 enhancements
  •  Minimal learning curve of new features
  •  Minimal to no downtime
  •  Existing data remains intact; this is a proven product upgrade, not a conversion
  •  U.S.-based support
  •  CCHIT and ONC-certified EMR
Allscripts Blog

Allscripts Professional

Aprima