State HIE

Portrait of Larry T. Jessup, MHA

Let’s Keep One Million Hearts Beating Strong!

Larry T. Jessup, MHA | March 5, 2013

In February, communities across America celebrated American Heart month to promote healthy lifestyles and provide Americans with resources to prevent and control heart disease.
Every year, approximately 935,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack, and about 600,000 people die from heart disease, which is 1 out of every 4 American deaths.  Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

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Portrait of Lee Stevens

State HIE Program Policy Office Releases Tactical Issue Briefs on Sustainability Building

Lee Stevens | March 1, 2013

Health Information Exchange (HIE) has rapidly developed across the United States over the past three years but there is an elusive word attached to its future:  Sustainability.  Building and operating exchange capacity outside corporate structures has historically relied almost solely on federal, state and private grant dollars, all aimed at improving health care delivery outcomes and efficiency in the United States.

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Portrait of Brett Andriesen

Michigan HIE Bright Spots: Improving Quality and Health Care Efficiency —One Doctor’s Experience with Exchanging Information and Capacity Building

Brett Andriesen | February 22, 2013

Dr. Brian McCardel has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Lansing, MI, for more than 20 years.  As both a physician and a son with caregiving duties for his parents, McCardel has witnessed how health care efficiency can reduce the frustration patients and their families feel when navigating today’s healthcare system. In a recent discussion with ONC, McCardel described his parents’ reaction to a follow-up appointment for a CT scan of his father’s sinuses. When they arrived at the doctor’s office,

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Portrait of Erica Galvez

Extending the Value of the Direct Project in Arkansas

Erica Galvez | September 27, 2012

Arkansas is rapidly becoming a leader in health information exchange. Since launching their statewide secure messaging tool (SHARE) in January 2012, Arkansas’s Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) has registered more than 2,100 clinical and administrative staff to use it, with another 3,000 in queue to be fully on-boarded. SHARE uses the national standard for secure health information transport developed by ONC’s Direct Project. For a rural state that started their State HIE Cooperative Agreement with no existing exchange infrastructure and limited electronic health record (EHR) adoption,

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