HealtHIE Nevada Chronicle
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What Does it Mean to Participate?
HealtHIE Nevada Provides eHGT's eHealth Image Exchange Capability
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Updates
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Issue: #001
February 2013
Greetings!

Welcome to the HealtHIE Nevada Chronicle!

 

As Chair of the HealtHIE Nevada Board, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the newsletter and provide some background information.

 

HealtHIE Nevada was established in 2011 and is managed and operated by HealthInsight. HealtHIE Nevada was founded by community stakeholders who saw the value in creating your Health Information Exchange. The Health Information Exchange (HIE) allows the Nevada healthcare community the ability to have seamless exchange of data between multiple Electronic Health Record (EHR) platforms. HealtHIE Nevada strives to create and manage innovative ways for clinicians to access this information enabling them to make more timely and informed healthcare decisions which should result in improved quality healthcare for Nevadans. 

 

In 2012, the HIE rapidly grew to more than 60% participation from Nevada hospitals with major diagnostic centers, laboratories and physician offices participating as well. Our growth and success is due to the wonderful support and encouragement we have received from all of you in our community.  

 

In this newsletter, you will find listings of current participants, new endeavors, upcoming events, as well as helpful Health Information Technology (HIT) in the news. We are happy to assist you with health resources, and look forward to many years with you as part of the HealtHIE Nevada extended family! 
 
Sincerely,
 
Chris Bosse
HealtHIE Nevada Board Chair
What Does it Mean to Participate in an HIE? 

Benefits for all in the Medical Community

 

A Health Information Exchange (HIE) is a new concept in our forever-changing healthcare technology world. On a daily basis HealtHIE Nevada is asked, "What does it mean to participate in a HIE?" By understanding the different ways in which you can participate in HealtHIE Nevada, you will be able to select the most beneficial method for your organization.

 

HealtHIE Nevada commonly refers to three ways in which an organization can participate: data provider, data recipient, or both. A data provider is an organization that has chosen to provide clinical data, including laboratory results, radiology reports, admit and discharge summaries among other documents to the Health Information Exchange. A data provider may choose to provide data, and not receive until a later point in time, or not at all. A data recipient is an organization who chooses to receive data, but may not have data to provide. Lastly, there is the blend of both, a data provider and a data recipient. An organization who chooses to do both; send and receive data.

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HealtHIE Nevada Provides eHGT's eHealth Image Exchange Capability to Community-Based Health Information Exchange Users

Steinberg Diagnostic leads, reducing costly duplicate exams and unnecessary radiation exposure for patients

HealthInsight, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Centers, and eHealth Global Technologies (eHGT) announce the successful go-live for HealtHIE Nevada of eHealth Image Exchange™, a service that enables authorized health information exchange (HIE) participants to seamlessly share diagnostic quality images.


"When a patient presents, physicians need a variety of medical information quickly and easily to provide accurate, timely care"


Physicians, with a single click on a patients' report, can view associated X-rays, MRI's, CT-scans, PET scans and ultrasounds images instantly, from the context of the patient's full medical history. Participating HIE providers can access current and past diagnostic imaging exams to assist them in providing more effective diagnosis, care planning and delivery of healthcare services, taking advantage of a variety of tools within a state-of-the-art, zero-footprint viewing platform - eHealthViewer ZF.

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 Updates

Connectivity to a Health Information Exchange Required

 

In August 2012, the Federal Register posted the final rule for the EHR incentive program announcing the Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria. This final rule includes a few changes to 2013 Stage 1 requirements and reporting periods, in addition to the Stage 2 criteria. Click here

to go to the CMS fact sheet.

 

The reporting period for 2014 is now a 90-day requirement tied to a calendar quarter, instead of the full year. In addition, the total number of required measures has remained the same. However, there are some differences in the distribution between core and menu sets.

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Sincerely,
  

HealtHIE Nevada

hie@healthinsight.org

www.healtHIENevada.org

855-4-THE-HIE
 

HealtHIE Nevada is a newly incorporated private, Nevada non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to connecting the Nevada healthcare community by providing real time, secure, and accurate exchange of clinical information to improve the quality and continuum of healthcare for the patient.

 

Management of HealtHIE Nevada and its services are performed by HealthInsight, a recognized leader in quality improvement; transparency and public reporting; health information technology programs; healthcare system delivery and payment reform efforts; and human factors science research and application. HealthInsight has offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit the HealthInsight website at www.healthinsight.org.