Our View: Where’s the Data on Health Information Exchange

by Shaun Alfreds, Chief Operating Officer “Despite $600 Million From Stimulus, Jury Out On Health Information Exchanges” read a recent headline from Forbes. Not the kind of news a health information exchange organization like ours likes to see. The headline refers to yet another HIE study, this one from the RAND Corporation and published in the … Read more

Maine Event: Dev Culver Leads HealthInfoNet into Groundbreaking Innovation

Dev Culver is leading Maine into uncharted territory with a first-ever statewide, clinical data-facilitated event notification system There are few leaders in the health information exchange (HIE) space in healthcare IT whose work is more advanced than that of Devore (Dev) Culver, the executive director of HealthInfoNet, the statewide HIE in Maine. Culver, a well-known … Read more

Maine Receives Federal Grant to Connect Veteran Healthcare Facilities to Statewide Health Information Exchange

The State of Maine in partnership with HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide health information exchange (HIE), was recently awarded a three-year grant to improve care coordination for Maine’s veterans. Awarded by the Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA), the funding will be used to connect the VA Maine Healthcare System comprised of the medical center located in … Read more

Are You Ready to Implement the Omnibus Act Rules?

Representatives from HealthInfoNet and Systems Engineering recently spoke at the Maine Nurse Practitioners Association Spring Conference to discuss HIPAA and recent changes enacted in the Omnibus Rule. HealthInfoNet will also be holding an informational webinar on the topic May 9. While the HIPAA Omnibus Rule took effect on March 26th, the date on every provider’s … 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