News | January 28, 2007

State-Level HIE Initiative Project Extension Report Released by AHIMA Foundation

JANUARY 29, 2007 - Effective partnerships between state and federal efforts in the years ahead will be critical to the success of national efforts for transformation to a value-driven healthcare system, according to a report released today by the Foundation of Research and Education (FORE) of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The report is an extension on the 2006 study on development of state-level health information exchange (HIE) initiatives, under contract to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC).
The project’s Steering Committee, made up of representatives from nine state-level HIEs and industry experts, provided the following recommendations:
1. The federal government should consolidate oversight of health IT and quality/transparency initiatives under AHIC.
2. The Secretary should design the successor to AHIC and transition it to a public-private organization by 2008.
3. Each state should establish or designate a consolidated, public-private health transformation governance mechanism that includes at least health information exchange and quality/transparency; a formal liaison to AHIC should be established through a new workgroup of states.
4. The federal government, to the degree possible under statute, should fund transformation efforts through or under the guidance of formally recognized health transformation entities in each state and provide strong leadership through CMS policy.
The study was conducted between September 15 and November 15, 2006. Under guidance of the project’s Steering Committee, the project extension looked at four aspects of the operation of state-level HIEs:
--Coordination between state and federal health IT and related initiatives
--HIE services that have achieved financial sustainability,
--The role of public payers and state-level HIE, and
--The relationship of state-level HIE and quality/transparency initiatives.
The survey methods, findings, and recommendations are detailed in the project reports which can be found at www.staterhio.org.

Related Content

Hospital for Special Surgery Invests in Sectra Orthopedic 3-D Planning Software
News | Orthopedic Imaging | January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that Hospital for Spec
Philips Introduces Technology Maximizer Program for Imaging Equipment Upgrades
Technology | Imaging | January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018 — Philips recently announced the launch of Technology Maximizer, a cross-modality program designed t
Fat Distribution in Women and Men Provides Clues to Heart Attack Risk
News | Women's Health | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 – It’s not the amount of fat in your body but where it is stored that may increase your risk for hea
Minimally Invasive Treatment Provides Relief from Back Pain

Lumbar spine MRI showing disc herniation and nerve root at baseline and one month after treatment

News | Interventional Radiology | January 11, 2018
The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back...
Emergency Radiologists See Inner Toll of Opioid Use Disorders

Rates of Imaging Positivity for IV-SUDs Complications. Image courtesy of Efren J. Flores, M.D.

News | Clinical Study | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 – Emergency radiologists are seeing a high prevalence of patients with complications related to opio
CT Shows Enlarged Aortas in Former Pro Football Players

3-D rendering from a cardiac CT dataset demonstrating mild dilation of the ascending aorta.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 11, 2018
Former National Football League (NFL) players are more likely to have enlarged aortas, a condition that may put them at...

Size comparison between 3-D printed prosthesis implant and a penny.

News | 3-D Printing | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 — Researchers using...
BlueCross BlueShield Companies in Eight States Issue Positive Medical Policies for HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | December 28, 2017
HeartFlow Inc. announced that Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC), which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in five...
Artificial intelligence was the number one topic in radiology in 2017.

Artificial intelligence was the number one topic of interest in radiology in 2017, based on the most popular articles and videos on ITN in 2017.

Feature | Imaging | December 28, 2017
The Imaging Technology News (ITN) website had another record year with more than 1.25 million page views in 2017.
Median Technologies Collaborating With Chinese Hospital for Lung Cancer Screening Programs. Dave Fornell
News | Lung Cancer | December 22, 2017
Median Technologies recently announced a research collaboration agreement with Xingtai People's Hospital, Xingtai City...
Overlay Init