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Report: As ambulatory visits fell in California, kids saw steeper declines than adults

In late March 2020, ambulatory visit volumes fell by more than 50% compared to pre-pandemic levels in California, according to a report by the state’s largest nonprofit health information network. Declines in visits were greater among children and adolescents than adults, which is “concerning,” the CEO of the HIN said.

Arizona to Implement a Statewide Social Determinants of Health Closed Loop Referral System

What You Should Know: – Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange (HIE), today announced the selection of NowPow as the vendor of choice for Arizona’s closed-loop referral system (CLRS) to address social determinants of health (SDOH) needs in Arizona. – By connecting healthcare and community service providers on a single statewide technology platform, this new …

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6 HIEs Form New Consortium to Drive Population Health Improvements Via Data Sharing Interoperability

What You Should Know: – A group of six health information exchanges (HIE) announced today their formation of the Consortium for State and Regional Interoperability (CSRI). – The 501(c)(3) CRSI aims to help drive individual and population health improvements across the nation through robust and innovative sharing of health information. – Collective, CRSI connects over …

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HHS Awards Funds to Increase Data Sharing Between HIEs & Immunization Registries

What You Should Know: – The ONC today unveiled a series of investments to improve the sharing of health information related to vaccination. – The new investments will provide opportunities to track vaccination progress, help clinicians contact high-risk patients, and help identify patients due to receive the second dose of the vaccine. The U.S. Department …

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5 Myth-Busting New Hospital ADT Notification Requirements

 Claudia Williams, CEO of Manifest MedEx When doctors know their patients have been to the hospital, they can act fast to provide needed support. Widespread use of hospital event notifications is associated with all kinds of health benefits, including a 10 percent decrease in readmissions for Medicare beneficiaries. These event notifications are one of the …

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To Solve Healthcare Interoperability, We Must ‘Solve the Surround’

Peter S. Tippett, MD, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of careMesh Interoperability in healthcare is a national disgrace. After more than three decades of effort, billions of dollars in incentives and investments, State and Federal regulations, and tens of thousands of articles and studies on making all of this work — we are only slightly better …

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Unite Us Expands Social Determinants of Health Platform to 6 States

What You Should Know: – Unite Us, the tech company building coordinated care networks nationwide announced a significant expansion to its partnership with Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII), a health information exchange, to six additional states. – This growing partnership aims to break down existing obstacles between clinical and social service providers to allow for …

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Fresenius Kidney Care Rolls Out National Data Exchange Network

What You Should Know: – Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis services division of Fresenius Medical Care North America, rolled out CommonWell health data exchange services to its dialysis facilities nationwide. – This initiative is a significant stride towards better-coordinated care for patients requiring life-sustaining dialysis for kidney failure and will enable the real-time exchange of critical …

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Accounting for the Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a medical crisis.  Since the highly contagious disease hit American shores in early 2020, the virus has dramatically changed all sectors of society, negatively impacting everything from food supply chains and sporting events to the nation’s mental and behavioral health. For some people, work-from-home plans …

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HHS Announces Investments for STAR HIE Program to Support State and Local Public Health Agencies

What You Should Know: – HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will award up to five 5 cooperative agreements under the Strengthening the Technical Advancement and Readiness of Public Health Agencies via Health Information Exchange (STAR HIE) Program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to expand and accelerate innovative uses of electronic health information via health information exchanges (HIEs) to support state and local public health agencies. …

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