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HealtHIE Nevada Town Halls
ACOs and HIE
Where We Are Now
HIT In The News
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The Patient with Hypertension: Treatment Goals & Management Webinar 
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- Describe the change in goal BP in 2013 with new guidelines
- Summarize lifestyle changes and hypertension self-care
- Review medication guidelines for treatment of hypertension
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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

Issue: #003
May 2013

Welcome to the HealtHIE Nevada Chronicle!


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! 

The HealtHIE Nevada Team
HealtHIE Nevada Town Halls

Engaging and Interactive!


At HealtHIE Nevada, we continuously like to engage the Nevada community in the work of 'Your Health Information Exchange'. This is done by hosting quarterly Town Halls which provide the most up to date information on the HIE and is open to the entire community. The most recent Town Hall was held during March in both the North and South.

For highlights of HealtHIE Nevada's March Town Halls,
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and HIE 

ACOs Helping Nevada's Medicare Population 


Many in the health care community are just learning about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) as they spring up throughout Nevada. Medicare defines ACOs as groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who have come together voluntarily to give coordinated, quality care to their Medicare patients. The goal of the ACO is to provide timely quality care and reduce duplicate services and testing while preventing medical errors and reducing costs. ACOs across the country are taking advantage of the services offered by their local Health Information Exchange (HIE) to ensure that they can enhance communication amongst their participating providers.



Where we are now...

Fifteen Months and Counting!

In January 2012 HealtHIE Nevada began its Push Pilot allowing the HIE to prove the proof of concept of an HIE. The two participating Pilot organizations consisted of Renown Hospital and GI Consultants. During this Pilot phase, we were able to successfully push data from Renown Hospital and hit GI Consultant's EHR. We are now in May of 2013, a little over 15 months later and we would like to share just how far we have come. 

HIT In The News

5 Ways ACOs Benefit from HIT  


As accountable care organizations spring up, more institutions will be communicating with each other to deliver and be reimbursed for care that is judged by its quality. Doing this will be a challenge, as multiple hospitals and practices team up with and talk with myriad payers. Leveraging health IT to streamline and improve those communications will not only make it easier for all involved, but could be a crucial element to staying afloat and delivering the best possible levels of care. Steve Bethke, vice president of product management at Lumeris, a provider of operations, technology and consulting services to ACOs.


Read more... 


ONC: Post-acute Providers Should Embrace EHRs, HIEs


Long term and post acute care (LTPAC) providers have "numerous" opportunities to engage in health information exchange, and need to adopt interoperable electronic health record systems, according to a new issue brief published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.




ONC Releases Data Briefs on EHR Systems Adoption for Acute Care Hospitals


New Briefs Look at EHR Systems Adoption, Meaningful Use Among Hospitals


Last Thursday the ONC released two data briefs on adoption of EHR systems and technology, and meeting meaningful use among non-federal acute care hospitals. For both briefs, the ONC used information from annual survey information provided by the American Hospital Association.




Plenty of Health Care Data, But What to Do With It? 


The proliferation of mobile medical devices means providers, payers and even patients are collecting more data than ever before. But do they know what to do with it?


That was the focus of a panel discussion at last week's Institute for Health Technology Transformation summit in Seattle. Titled "Analytics in Healthcare: Leveraging Data for Organization-wide Improvements," the discussion focused on what's considered one of the hot topics in healthcare these days: Business intelligence.


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Long-term-care Facilities Lagging in Health IT Adoption

They are ineligible for meaningful use incentives but play a crucial role in the connected health system the program is creating.


In many ways, long-term and postacute care facilities are in a situation similar to the one many physician practices were in five years ago. They see the value of electronic health record systems, and they are being pressured to purchase one, but they have many barriers to overcome before they can make the investment.


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