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IRHA secures major grant to support rural hospital IT shortage, partners with Ivy Tech, HealthLINC to create network

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana – To address urgent IT shortages in Indiana rural healthcare, the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA), partnering with Ivy Tech Community College and HealthLINC, will create the new Indiana Rural Health Information Education Network (IRHITEN). According to Don Kelso, IRHA executive director, this new network will support Hoosier rural hospital and healthcare […]

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Remote Care Management Program to Be Rolled Out Nationwide

Building on the success of a two-year study that determined that videoconferencing significantly reduced hospital readmissions, Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health has partnered with its parent organization, Ascension Health Alliance, to form a joint venture that officially will launch a remote care management program next month with the goal of scaling the program on a national […]

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Indiana HIMSS Spring Conference May 8, 2013 – Innovation!!!

Indiana HIMSS will be holding their Spring Conference on May 8, 2013 at The Fountains in Carmel, Indiana.  The theme centers around Innovation in HIT.  See agenda here. The keynote speaker is going to be Troy Trygstad who is the Director of the Network Pharmacist Program and Pharmacy Projects for Community Care of North Carolina, which is […]

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Michigan and Indiana Enter Full Production for Interstate Health Information Exchange Using Direct Secure Email

EAST LANSING, Mich., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and the Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN) have announced transmission of patient immunization records from Indiana health care providers to Michigan’s Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) using Direct secure email through the MiHIN cloud and the Michigan Department of Community […]

The patient-centered medical home: Understand why and how it’s changing primary care – and influencing all health care delivery

The third part in an ISMA Reports series* e-Reports, December 17, 2012 The concluding part of our series on the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) offers some insights from colleagues and early results from pilot PCMH projects here and nationally. See Part I  and Part II. PCMH in Indianapolis Practices nearing NCQA recognition as a PCMH […]

The patient-centered medical home: Understand why and how it’s changing primary care

The second in an ISMA Reports series* e-Reports, December 3, 2012 This part of the series on the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) looks at why the model is advancing after decades of stagnation. (See Part I in the Nov. 19 issue.)  What is it about the current health care delivery environment that has given energy […]

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The patient-centered medical home: Understand why and how it’s changing primary care

The first in an ISMA Reports series* e-Reports, Nov. 19, 2012 Nationally, adoption of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has reached a “tipping point,” according to some analysts. Other states are moving faster, but odds are the pace in Indiana will pick up. And whether you’re in primary or specialty care, you’ll need to understand […]

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Health Information Exchange Advances in Kentucky through New Partnership

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, one of Kentucky’s largest medical providers, and HealthBridge connect to the Kentucky Health Information Exchange     FRANKFORT, KY; EDGEWOOD, KY; CINCINNATI, OH (June 26, 2012) – The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE), St. Elizabeth Healthcare and HealthBridge announced today the successful secure exchange of patient medical records between the three organizations. […]

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HealthBridge and Greater Cincinnati Providers Rolling Out a New Alert System

The New ED Admit Alert System Will Improve Care by Helping to Reduce Unnecessary Emergency Department and Hospital Visits and Promoting Better Care in the Doctor’s Office Cincinnati, OH – HealthBridge announced today the successful go-live of a new ED Admit Alert System developed through the Greater Cincinnati Beacon Collaboration (GCBC). 33 primary care practices […]

Health Information Exchanges and Megachange | Brookings Institution

Editor’s Note: In this paper, Darrell West and Allan Friedman study how state-level health information exchanges (HIEs) are implemented, where there are opportunities for action and who drives policy change. This paper looks at the current climate for organizational change and study the challenges faced by HIEs and how new technology is moving forward to […]

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