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PAeHI News - Summer Issue 2011

President Message from Sharon Dorogy

Welcome to the new Fiscal Year for PAeHI. We had a very successful HealthCare IT Summit which we will be sharing our insights in this edition of our newsletter. Special thanks go out to all who participated in that SUMMIT, including our program sponsors, Capital Blue Cross, DSS, and Quest Diagnostic for their generosity and support.  more

Healthcare IT Summit Review

PAeHI in partnership with CPAHIMSS sponsored the 7th annual Healthcare IT Summit on May 25th at the Pennsylvania Medical Society. As usual, the annual event was a great success. The theme of the event was The Future of Accountable Care Organizations: Health Information Technology Enabling ACO's in Pennsylvania.  more

Membership Chair Update from Edith Dees

Dear Colleagues, We are anticipating more great things in the coming year 2011-2012. Building on federal and state HIT initiatives, this year, PAeHI has several projects that continue to provide leadership, clarity, and collaboration...  more

The Holy Grail: Balancing Clinical Care with Financial Risk and Analytics In Establishing an Effective Health Information Exchange

As information technology and health information exchange (HIE) increasingly become the answer for improving healthcare in the U.S., it is also becoming clear that improving clinical care cannot be done in a vacuum, but must include an accompanying analysis of financial risk in order to accomplish balanced results. In spite of undeniable progress made in the past two decades, healthcare costs keep rising.   more

EHR Incentive Programs - Act Now

Did you know incentive payments are available to certain physicians that adopt certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology and show they've used it to help improve quality, safety, and effectiveness of care?   more

Welcome Robert Torres

Welcome Robert Torres as the new State Health Information Technology Coordinator for Pennsylvania. In this position, he provides leadership to help advance health information technology strategies in Pennsylvania.   more

A message from the State Health Information Technology Coordinator

As the Commonwealth's new health information technology coordinator and a member of the PAeHI board, I want to provide you with an update on the state's efforts to advance health information technology and secure information exchange.  more

Department of Public Welfare Update

Pennsylvania's Office of Medical Assistance Programs launched its EHR Incentive program June 6, 2011. Eligible providers (professionals and hospitals) now are able to apply for an incentive payment through the Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR).   more

EHR Incentive Dollars Have Started to Flow!

Take advantage now of PA REACH - it's an opportunity that will not come again. Practices have until April 2012 to sign up - the program cannot be extended beyond that date, because funding is available exclusively through the federal HITECH Act. It's easy to sign up.  more

Congratulations to the following Pennsylvania "Most Wired Hospitals"

Based on the Healthcare IT NEWS article 'Most Wired' hospitals for 2011 named (July 11, 2011)  more
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