HIE inPractice Podcast

The HIMSS HIE inPractice Podcast provides short audio interviews and conversations on topics of interest to healthcare professionals, health IT leaders and anyone wanting to learn more about health information exchange.

Latest Episode

Episode #7: Information Exchange and Stage 2 Meaningful Use (Part I)

July 16, 2014

Dr. Joe Heyman, founder, former President and current CMIO of the Whittier IPA, which owns and operates the Wellport Health Information Exchange, and Dan Paoletti, CEO of the Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP) and former VP of the Ohio Hospital Association, discuss how health information exchange can facilitate achievement of Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements.

The 1st half of the conversation addresses requirements for HIE participation, Meaningful Use requirements, public health departments and clinical decision support.

Episode Transcript.

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Past Episodes

Episode #6: HIE and the Continuum of Care

March 13, 2014

John Kansky, Executive Director of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) and HIMSS HIE Committee member, shares three examples o f services offered by IHIE that facilitate transitions of care. This is the first in a series of podcasts exploring ways that health information organizations across the country are developing services and relationships to support a comprehensive and sustainable continuum of care.

Podcast Transcript - HIE and the Continuum of Care - March 2014

John Kansky
Executive Director
Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)

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Episode #5: Physician Engagement with HIE

February 19, 2014

AMA and HIMSS have produced a podcast on physician engagement with HIE. Dr. Joe Heyman, former Chair of the AMA Board of Trustees and former President of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Dan Paoletti, VP and CEO of the Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP), discuss the importance of physician engagement with health information exchange. Specific attention is given to the benefits for both physicians and their practices; challenges to overcome, including recommendations for physicians with no access to an HIE organization; and requirements for participation.

Podcast Transcript - Physician Engagement with HIE - February 2014

Dr. Joe Heyman
Former Chair of the Board of Trustees
American Medical Association

Dan Paoletti
Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP)

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Episode #4: HIE, ACO and the Continuum of Care

June 3, 2013

Dr. Tom Jones, CEO of Tolven Health and FY13 HIMSS HIE Committee Chair, provides insight into the symbiotic relationship between accountable care and health information exchange in order to improve patient care, support health information exchange sustainability and facilitate both the economic and quality missions of accountable care organizations.

Podcast Transcript - HIE, ACO and the Continuum of Care - May 2013

Dr. Tom Jones
Tolven Health

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Episode #3: Synergies Between the Care Connectivity Consortium and Healtheway eHealth Exchange

May 29, 2013

This discussion on the collaboration between the Care Connectivity Consortium and Healtheway eHealth Exchange provides an in-depth look at the benefits and challenges of implementing comprehensive health information exchange on a large scale. Panelists Reg Smith (Mayo) and Dr. John Mattison (Kaiser Permanente) share the collaboration’s key milestones so far and plans for the future, as well as expert insights into the process of achieving interoperability and data sharing on a national scale.

Podcast Transcript - CCC and Healtheway - April 2013

Senior Director, Informatics, HIMSS

Reg Smith, EdD
Vice Chair, Informatics
Mayo Clinic-FL

Dr. John Mattison
CMIO & Assistant Medical Director
Kaiser Permanente

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Episode #2: Direct: Fundamentals and Applications

April 3, 2013

This podcast explores the Direct Project, clarifying what it is and is not intended for within the larger health information exchange landscape. Specific topics discussed include the history of the project, benefits over current paper-based methods, general guidance on using the Direct Project, and the use of Direct to achieve Meaningful Use.

Podcast Transcript - Direct Fundamentals and Applications - April 2013

Dr. Russell Leftwich
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
State of Tennessee's Office of eHealth Initiatives

Dr. Rodney M. Hamilton
Chief Medical Information Officer
Informatics Corporation of America (ICA)
Arien Malec
Vice President of Strategy
Relay Health

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Episode #1: States Will Transform Healthcare

October 23, 2012

This podcast addresses the critical and essential role of states in facilitating healthcare literacy, healthcare IT adoption and heath information exchange organizations. Featuring the Honorable Jim Geringer, former Governor of Wyoming, and the Honorable Jim Douglas, former Governor of Vermont, this discussion highlights the value of healthcare IT in controlling costs and improving healthcare quality. They conclude with recommendations for state leaders, including the use of healthcare IT to improve overall population health. Recommendations and other key points can be found in the 2012 HIMSS State Advisory Roundtable white paper States Will Transform Healthcare through Health IT and HIE Organizations.

Thomas Keefe, MA, FHIMSS
Senior Director, State Government Affairs

The Honorable Jim Geringer
Former Governor, State of Wyoming (1995-2003)
Chair, HIMSS State Advisory Roundtable
The Honorable Jim Douglas
Former Governor, State of Vermont (2002-2011)
HIMSS State Advisory Roundtable

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