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Latest CoreTech News

The Nationwide Interoperability Plan (and how you can help)

You may have heard about the 10-year vision plan that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) laid out in 2014. In this plan, the ONC envisions a “health IT ecosystem” in which the efficient and effective sharing of electronic health information results in an empowered, healthier population, better clinical decision-making and smarter spending.

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Ambulatory Care and the Challenges of Interoperability

In order to create a true “health IT ecosystem” as envisioned by the ONC, care providers must be better able to exchange or use health information in a timely matter in order to move from a billing-centered to a clinician-based perspective. In the ambulatory care setting, providers have been slow to adopt electronic health records (EHRs) and move toward interoperability, mainly due to workflow integration issues.

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7 Steps to a Successful HIE Integration

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Thursday, 26 February 2015 18:16

As a healthcare facility, you have some choices when it comes to integrating with a public or private healthcare information exchange (HIE). But how do you evaluate your options and make a decision on what type of HIE in which to connect? Once you’re ready to move forward and connect to an HIE, it’s important to understand what the project will entail, and how you can ensure a successful integration. At CoreTech, we have helped institutions connect to both public and private HIEs for the first time. Our experience in healthcare technology can help you determine your readiness, find the right HIE solution for you, and develop the right tools to integrate with an HIE successfully.

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Highlighting Successful Public Exchanges: Indiana & Ohio

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Thursday, 26 February 2015 18:03

Indiana and Ohio are two states which lead the way in creating successful public healthcare information exchanges (HIEs). In this article, we’ll examine some of the features of each of these state’s public exchanges and what makes them so successful.

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Putting the “P’ in Interoperability: Payer Problems

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:20

In previous articles, we have argued that disorganized systems within the hospital networks have kept caregivers from accessing and using critical patient data effectively. In this final installment of our three-part series on interoperability, we’re addressing current challenges from the perspective of the healthcare payer (i.e. Insurers, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), commercial insurance, employer plans, and third party administrators). We’ll take a closer look at how this current lack of interoperability impacts payers, and then we’ll discuss how connected and integrated medical data can provide better coverage for patients while helping to lower the overall cost of care for all involved.

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