It's gratifying to work with the Bronx RHIO
and to help make a difference for healthcare providers and patients in the Bronx," said Bob Janacek, chief technology officer at DataMotion.
To help enlist the participation of independent practitioners and patient acceptance, Rochester RHIO
launched an aggressive program of presentations to the region's medical groups and practices.
and participating provider organizations will need to consider how the sensitive health information is flagged to ensure compliance with statutory requirements regarding re-disclosure.
will need to execute a similar release with a patient should it warrant a redisclosure of information.
Since early 2007, Axolotl has been providing Web-based HIE products and services to the Rochester RHIO
to help realize their vision of a federated, patient-centric health information exchange.
According to the report "Funding RHIO
Startup and Financing for Life: The Survey of Regional Health Information Organization Finance," released in June 2006, 14% of survey respondents indicated that nursing home/long-term care organizations have been involved at the startup phase (compared with 74% of respondents who said so of hospital organizations and 58% who said so of physician groups); 13% said nursing home organizations have been involved in the transition (preparation) phase, and 13% in the production (ready to go live) phase.
and HIEs have a greater chance of success if they focus on specific areas of care improvement, such as e-prescribing.
While Quality Health Network appears to be a good example of a RHIO
that has been thoughtfully developed, with strong consideration for the concerns of behavioral healthcare professionals, industry experts and practicing mental health professionals certainly have a broad range of concerns with regard to RHIOs
' overall development.
The West Texas RHIO
illustrates how progressive organizations with visionary leaders can take advantage of information technology to vastly improve care in their communities," said Ramsey Evans, CEO of Prognosis.
Past models included the heavy lifting and high cost of centralizing the patient data that was extracted from the various RHIO
member organizations into a central (and duplicate) database.
Kremer is being recognized for being instrumental in the deployment of the Rochester RHIO
by raising regional and national awareness to improve the health care system through the efficiency, data accuracy and security of HIE.
The CHIDS HIE Evaluation Framework - co-authored by Ritu Agarwal, professor and Dean's Chair of Information Systems, and director of CHIDS; Sunil Mithas, associate professor; and Crowley - offers a methodology for assessing any RHIO
across the nation.