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

2011 A Tipping Point for Maine’s HIE

As is customary when another year comes to a close, we look back and reflect on where we’ve been. After a two year demonstration project, 2011 saw the first new HIE participants connect since 2009. This included six new hospitals and over 60 physician practices. Looking ahead, 2012 will be just as busy, with more … Read more

HealthInfoNet Receives Grant to Link Maine’s Health Exchange with Statewide Claims Database

Portland, Maine – HealthInfoNet has been awarded a $198,659 grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) to link Maine’s statewide health information exchange (HIE) with Maine’s all-payer claims database. HealthInfoNet operates the HIE and the claims database is operated by the Maine Health Data Organization. This will help Maine’s medical community both improve health … Read more

National Report Profiles Maine as Leader in Health Information Exchange

In a report released today by the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC), Maine’s health information exchange effort was recognized as one of the most highly successful in the country. HealthInfoNet, the nonprofit that built and manages the health information exchange (HIE) in Maine, was one of only 12 similar organizations highlighted in the report. “We are … 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

HealthInfoNet Positioned to Help Providers Achieve Meaningful Use

In light of new federal rules, several of the services HealthInfoNet offers will help make many Maine health care providers and hospitals adopting and using electronic medical records (EMR), eligible to receive federal incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). On July 13th, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius … Read more