Texas HIEs to join forces

Two Texas health information exchanges have agreed to combine forces to create a network that will cover 35 counties centered around Dallas and San Antonio.

ONC releases comments on its draft interoperability roadmap

The final tally is in--nearly 250 comments were submitted on ONC's draft interoperability roadmap, an impressive number for a document that was not part of formal rulemaking.

Surescripts: Health data transactions outnumber American Express, PayPal

Electronic prescribing continues to gain ground in the U.S., with Surescripts processing 6.5 billion healthcare data transactions in 2014, according to its 2014 progress report.

Larger doc practices use narrower array of EHR products

The electronic health record vendor market for larger physician practices is focused on a smaller selection of products than those used in small practices, according to a new report from AmericanEHR Partners, a free online resource founded by the American College of Physicians and Cientis Technologies.

We need to get to the root of the coordination of care problem

Why is there still such as disconnect between the Meaningful Use program's vision of interoperability and its use in the real world?


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Longtime America's Health Insurance Plans CEO Karen Ignagni is leaving the lobbying group to become president and CEO of New York-based insurer EmblemHealth.