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 HIE Users Get Single Sign-on Access to State’s Script Registry

Users of Maine’s health information exchange (HIE), HealthInfoNet, can now access the Maine Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) through the HIE portal. HealthInfoNet worked with the State throughout 2013 to link the two systems, giving clinicians a single sign-on to the PMP while logged into the HIE portal. Read More.

HIE Use in the ER lowers hospital admissions and costs

We’ve known anecdotally for years that the use of the health information exchange (HIE) in the emergency room results in better quality care, reduced duplication and subsequetnly lower costs. That’s why we were excited to see this new study from Weill Cornell Medical College, which found that physicians are less likely to admit patients to … Read more

HealthInfoNet Releases RFP for Behavioral Health HIT Support

As part of the State Innovations Model (SIM) Testing Grant, HealthInfoNet has just released a request for proposal (RFP) to provide 20 behavioral health organizations with financial support to adopt health information technology, including HealthInfoNet’s health information exchange (HIE). Organizations will be selected through a competitive RFP process explained in this application, due March 3rd. … 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

All Maine Hospitals Under Contract to Connect to HealthInfoNet HIE

Portland, Maine – HealthInfoNet, a Maine not for profit that operates the statewide health information exchange (HIE), recently announced that all acute care hospitals are now under contract to connect to the query-based HIE. HealthInfoNet has 34 of the 38 hospitals connected already and expects the remaining four hospitals to connect by the end of the … Read more