What it Takes to Make a Sustainable HIE

By definition, health information exchanges (HIEs) allow clinicians and patients to have secure access to patient data across disparate healthcare systems. HIEs still have various obstacles, one being that most state HIEs were formed with grants and those funding streams have started to run their course. We have also seen the HIE vendor market shift from a ‘one throat to choke’ model to a ‘best of breed approach,’ with many HIEs now on their second vendor. In addition, vendors are consolidating in the market with payers or other data warehouse offerings. The moral of the story is that with the …

New and Continuing Healthcare Trends of 2018

As 2017 came to a close and 2018 began, several healthcare trends carried over into the new year. 2017 was a year of many changes and tremendous growth within the healthcare industry. Based on some surveys and my own observations I have summarized the continuing and new healthcare trends we should expect to see in the remainder of 2018.   Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence was a very hot topic in 2017 and we should expect to hear even more about it as machine learning is continuously explored. AI is an exceptionally broad topic, and many people are …