Health Information Exchange

Portrait of Matthew Swain

Health Information Exchange among U.S. Hospitals Continues to Grow, but Significant Work Remains

Matthew Swain | May 5, 2014

Hospitals across the country continue to adopt health IT such as electronic health record (EHRs) to improve the health and health care of their patients. ONC posted the latest results [PDF – 933kb] from the 2013 American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Annual Health IT Survey, which show that more than nine out of ten hospitals possess certified EHR technology, and nearly six in ten hospitals adopted an EHR with advanced functionalities (classified as a Basic EHR).

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Portrait of Kevin Horahan

Health Technology and EMS: ASPR Launches Campaign to Improve Pre-Hospital Care

Kevin Horahan | March 18, 2014

Getting a complete and accurate picture of a patient’s medical history is a challenge under normal circumstances, but it is even more difficult – and even more important – in an emergency.  Take, for example, a fairly common occurrence.  A woman falls and breaks her arm.  Someone calls 9-1-1 and an ambulance arrives.  An emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic provides treatment and transports her to the emergency department (ED) where she gets an x-ray and a cast. 

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Portrait of Lee Stevens

New Interoperability Guide: View-Download-Transmit for HIOs

Lee Stevens | July 23, 2013

Portrait of Sheetal Shah

New York: A Look at One State’s Transformative Efforts to Combat the HIV/AIDS Epidemic while Leveraging Health Information Technology and Innovative Solutions

Sheetal Shah | June 27, 2013

To commemorate National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, we wanted to highlight the State of New York’s efforts to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic when it first emerged, and to celebrate the new and innovative tools the state is exploring to prevent HIV and to test, diagnose, treat, and care for those living with the disease.
In 2010, under the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, the Obama Administration articulated a simple,

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