The Michigan Thumb Health Information System will partner with Compuware, a subsidiary of Covisint, to create a health data exchange platform for three member hospitals. The exchange will allow the hospitals to transfer data regionally, including for patients who are transferred between the hospitals.
Texas-based Gonzaba Medical Group will give up its paper records and move to EHRs with software from Sage Software Healthcare. Gonzaba's CEO says the move will save time and could make a difference in a patient outcomes.
A Vermont HIE, with five physician practices and 18 providers, will begin using EHRs and then evaluate changes in clinical performance. The five practices will use one of three EHR products and will receive financial assistance from a public-private consortium to help ease the cost burden.
Seven of the 24 hospitals in the Louisiana Rural Health Information Exchange are participating in the program's first year. The HIE allows for teleconsultation among the participants and is based on an integrated open-systems platform.