HealthInfoNet Supports CDC Program to Demonstrate the Preventive Care Value of HIEs

Agilex, a leading provider of mission and technology solutions to the healthcare industry and public sector, announced today that Maine’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) is participating in the Demonstrating the Preventative Care Value of Health Information Exchanges program. Agilex is leading this first-of-a-kind initiative for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The … Read more

A picture is worth 1000 words

HealthInfoNet announced today a first-of-a-kind project to create a statewide medical image repository, and for the first time, make medical images available in the statewide health information exchange (HIE). As far as we know, Maine would be the first state to create such a repository and the first to provide access to this repository through … Read more

Maine HIE to pilot nation’s first statewide medical image archive

HealthInfoNet, working with some of Maine’s largest health care organizations, will pilot the nation’s first statewide medical image archive. With this new service, HealthInfoNet will reduce the cost of storage and transport of electronic medical images and make sharing these images possible through the health information exchange (HIE). “The HIE contained image reports for several … Read more

Maine Receives Federal Contract to Connect Behavioral Health Care Community to Statewide Health Information Exchange

Portland, Maine – The State of Maine and HealthInfoNet have received a $600,000 contract to help support electronic sharing of health records among behavioral health providers and general medical providers in Maine. The contract was awarded by the Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), which is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services … Read more

Maine Celebrates First Provider Enrolled with the Regional Extension Center to Reach Meaningful Use

Farmington, Maine – Wilson Stream Family Practice is getting used to firsts. They were among the first independent physicians in Maine to write electronic prescriptions called e-prescribing. They were the first small independent practice in Maine to use Maine’s health information exchange, HealthInfoNet. And the providers at Wilson Stream are the first of 1,000 enrolled … Read more

Maine’s Health Information Exchange First Ever to Receive National Award for Innovation

Maine’s HealthInfoNet recently received one of three 2011 Innovator Awards from Healthcare Informatics, a national executive-level publication specializing in health information technology. While the awards have traditionally recognized hospitals, physician practices and health systems, this was the first time an award was given to a health information exchange organization. The award recognized HealthInfoNet for both … Read more

HealthInfoNet Awarded Additional $968,275 in Federal Grants to Help Maine Doctors and Hospitals Use Health Information Technology

HealthInfoNet, Maine’s Regional Extension Center (MEREC) was recently awarded $968,275 in additional funds to help health care providers in Maine adopt electronic health records. HealthInfoNet has now brought more than $6 million in federal funding to Maine to assist small and rural primary care physician practices and hospitals use electronic health records to improve patient … Read more

HealthInfoNet Awarded Federal Funds to Support Rural Maine Hospitals in Electronic Health Record Adoption

HealthInfoNet, a Maine nonprofit that operates the statewide health information exchange and the Maine Regional Extension Center, was recently awarded $264,000 in additional funding through the Regional Extension Center Program of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The funds will be used to help 22 critical access and rural Maine … Read more