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Vendors see increased demand from state and regional HIEs

Public health information exchange vendors such as Medicity, Axolotl and Orion continue to see their businesses surge because of statewide and regional HIE initiatives. Axolotl recently announced

Blues plans acquire NaviNet to improve ACO data sharing

Highmark, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Independence Blue Cross (IBC), along with software company Lumeris, on Tuesday announced they are buying NaviNet, a real-time communications

Blues, UnitedHealth launch IT initiatives for ACOs, cloud computing

Looking to increase relationships among patients, payers and providers, health IT vendor Lumeris and three Blues plans--Highmark, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Independence Blue

What constitutes adequate EHR training for providers?

No matter how you feel about the treatment of the Illinois physician who contends he was removed from his job because he couldn't get the hang of the hospital's new electronic health record system,

Aetna touts mobile alerts for instant patient access

Hoping to increase communication between doctors and patients and better coordinate healthcare, Aetna (NYSE: AET) is providing physicians with new mobile tools to access clinical alerts and

NaviNet takes pharmacy benefits management mobile

Pharmacy benefits software company NaviNet may be taking PBM to the next level with its new Mobile Connect platform. It's true that CVS, Medco and other online pharmacy companies already have a host

Insurance companies' leap into HIE field will change health IT

Health plans are preparing for a change in their business models by investing in health IT firms that will get them more involved in the clinical workflow of providers, according to participants at

Mobile solutions, new tech to play key roles at HIMSS

Along with interoperability, mobile solutions and new digital technologies will be among the biggest foci of the upcoming HIMSS conference (Feb. 20-24) in Orlando, Fla. We'll be hosting an executive

Health information exchanges: Multiple benefits, no downside to early payer involvement

What are the pros and cons of getting to the table early on health information exchange (HIE) development and implementation? Consensus opinion is "there really is no downside," says James Bogdan,

Survey: More small physician offices adopting EMRs, but not necessarily for stimulus money

Reimbursement concerns are driving EMR adoption among small physician practices more than the promise of federal incentive payments. Of 269 practices with 10 or fewer physicians that took a survey