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DICOM Storage and Patients: It’s About Access to Their Own Images

The DICOM storage process is evolving. When health information exchanges were first coming into play in the healthcare industry, there was a lot of focus on setting the foundation right, establishing connectivity and coming up with standards that lead to sustainability. As nearly everyone in the industry has gotten onboard, we’re finding that the amount…
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Best Health Information Exchange: Should Patients Have Control?

What You Should Offer for the Best Health Information Exchange Services In the healthcare industry, many professionals are reluctant to change. Take small doctor’s office across America as an example; you see many of them still using large file folders containing the medical history of patients. These are professionals who may not understand or embrace…
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What do the Best Health Information Exchange Platforms Have in Common?

Health information exchanges (HIEs), picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) have come a long way in allowing medical facilities to share valuable information between the physicians, radiologists and other specialists that work hard to provide the best quality of care possible to their patients. First off, the information must be capable of being shared securely…
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HIE and Your Hospital Data: Do You Fit in One of These Three Models?

Getting a Better Position on HIE Health information exchange, or HIE, generally falls under three models: centralized, federated/decentralized, and a hybrid of all of them. Let’s take a look at what typifies each setup. Centralized Model The centralized model involves a single common data pool that includes payer, public and provider health data. This is…
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Surprise: Hospital Data Loss Underserved, Few Have HIE

Don’t Get Caught up in Hospital Data Loss A study from Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation reveals that only 30 percent of hospitals in the U.S. are part of a health information exchange (HIE). While there has been a slight increase in the number of healthcare providers involved in HIE participation since…
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Radiology Information System Cuts Back on Costly Image Problems in the E.R

Health information exchange (HIE) has offered some healthcare providers an opportunity to experience growing pains, but a recent study found that HIEs are responsible for reducing the amount of redundancy in emergency rooms. The University of Michigan’s Mathematica Policy put its researchers to work finding out what the impact of HIEs has had on emergency…
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Best Health Information Exchange: Where do You Fit in?

By now everyone involved with healthcare has heard about or been touched in some way by health information exchange (HIE). By the middle of 2013, about half of all physicians in the U.S. were actively using an electronic health records system. The question is, are they using the best health information exchange available? The best…
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Vendor Neutral Archiving: Learning from a Colorado Success Story

The exchange of information through the electronic health records (EHR) process doesn’t have to be a nightmare. A Colorado critical access hospital proved that recently when it connected with its EHR system to a health information exchange (HIE) called the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, or CORHIO. Estes Park Medical Center, the first of its…
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Is Health Image Exchange a Top Challenge for 2015?

The ongoing efforts for healthcare providers to cut costs while striving to improve their level of care to patients will not decrease in 2015. So, for a healthcare provider to attempt to control costs on their end, it’s not just about profits – it’s also about extending those savings to the patient. The health image…
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Nearly 50 Percent of Hospitals Still Losing Money on Pagers: HIE360 Data Exchange is the Solution

The Solution to Reducing HIE Challenges The first telephone pager was patented in 1949, but it didn’t come into prominence in the classic pager form until the 1990s. Of course, the mobile phone made pagers obsolete, except for in the healthcare industry where they are still in use. Given that healthcare related technology has improved…
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