State HIE

Portrait of Peter Banks

Liberating Immunization Data: How Indiana Is Empowering Individuals to Actively Engage in Their Own Health Care

Peter Banks | August 10, 2012

On July 23, Indiana announced the statewide rollout of MyVaxIndiana , a web-based program that allows individuals to access their immunization records. ONC’s Deputy National Coordinator for Policy and Programs Judy Murphy and the State Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin attended the event as well as other representatives from the provider and patient community.

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Portrait of Claudia Williams

Health Information Exchange: It Should Just Work

Claudia Williams | July 18, 2012

The day is not far off when any hospital discharging a patient or doctor making a referral will be able to send along needed information seamlessly, electronically, and easily from their electronic health record (EHR) to the next point of care and to patients. This means safer, better and cheaper care.

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Bright Spots of the Direct Project Adoption

Brett Andriesen | June 18, 2012

Reflect for a moment on the last time your doctor referred you to a specialist. When you arrived, did the specialist say, “Sorry, I did not get your paperwork, can you tell me why you are you here?” Wouldn’t it be great if your specialist already had the health information she needed before you arrived, so you did not have to remember your medications, previous tests, and diagnoses? 

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Portrait of Peter Banks

E-Prescribing Adoption: A Prescription for Progress

Peter Banks | May 11, 2012

Think about the last time you were prescribed a medication. Did your doctor fill out a prescription on a paper pad and instruct you to get the medication filled at your local pharmacy? If not, chances are that he or she electronically routed the prescription to your pharmacy. This process—called electronic prescribing or “e-prescribing”—is helping prescribers and pharmacists make better clinical decisions, improve workflow, reduce costs, and ultimately enhance patient care.

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