HealthInfoNet, The Rhode Island Quality Institute, and VITL Announce New England Region Health Information Exchange Collaboration

HealthInfoNet today announced an innovative collaboration with The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) and VITL (Vermont) aimed at advancing interstate interoperability to improve population health and patient care in and across each of the New England communities we serve. Bound by a common mission to operate our states’ respective Health Information Exchange (HIE) infrastructures, each of our three non-profit … Read more

Modernizing Infrastructure to Support the Next Generation of HIE Use Cases

One of the core responsibilities as a health information services partner is to be able to adapt and advance with our customers’ data infrastructure needs and interoperability regulations. To provide value to existing and prospective customers over time, we must continuously apply leading technology standards to our health information services in order to most flexibly … Read more

New Webpage Highlights Emerging HIE Strategies

As operator of Maine’s statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE), we’re constantly looking for new ways to help our healthcare communities create lasting system-wide improvements in the value and quality of patient care and population health. One way that we are hoping to share more timely information on the projects, programs, and partnerships that we are … Read more

Maine Department of Corrections Now Sending ADT & Vitals Information

The State of Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) is now connected as a data-sharing participant of the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE). MDOC is responsible for the direction and general supervision, guidance, and planning of both adult and juvenile correctional facilities and programs within the state. Our new implementation with MDOC includes each of its adult … Read more

New End User Newsletter Highlights “Need-to-Know” Insights

We know that our participants’ end users are busier than ever before. So when it comes to training and education of our health information services, there’s a certain balance that needs to be struck. While it’s important to have robust supporting documentation available for when time is not of the essence, concise materials highlighting critical … Read more

National Coordinator for HIT to Address National Strategies at Upcoming HIN Board Meeting

HealthInfoNet is pleased to have Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining us at our upcoming Board of Directors meeting this month. At this meeting, Dr. Tripathi will serve as a guest speaker to provide an update on the national interoperability strategy … Read more

Reflecting on Recent Successes & Previewing Future Objectives

This past year, HealthInfoNet tackled a number of new and exciting projects, programs, and partnerships that continued to demonstrate and expand the value of the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE). From our integration with the statewide Prescription Monitoring Program, to our connection with the State of Maine Department of Corrections, to our collaboration with cross-sector … Read more

New Action Plan Outlines HIE Social Health Data Strategies for FQHCs

Over the last several years, identifying strategies for the successful collection, exchange, and operationalization of social health data sets has become a top priority for stakeholders in pursuit of the Triple Aim. Nowadays, nearly everyone working to improve the way care is delivered to individuals who overlap diverse systems can cite the World Health Organization’s definition … Read more

Spectrum Healthcare Partners & New England Cancer Specialists Join the HIE Network

HealthInfoNet is pleased to announce upcoming data-sharing connections to both Spectrum Healthcare Partners and New England Cancer Specialists. The addition of these two prominent organizations in our healthcare community continue to demonstrate and expand the value of the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) for our existing participant network. Furthermore, it marks an important milestone in … Read more

HealthInfoNet Becoming Latest HIE in Nation to Build Connection with PointClickCare

HealthInfoNet is nearing completion on connectivity with the PointClickCare cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) system. The system is used by the majority of the state’s long-term care facilities participating in the Office of MaineCare Services’ Medicare Advantage Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) network. Noteworthy D-SNP facilities using PointClickCare that will soon be sharing data with the statewide Health Information … Read more