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    • 09 JAN 17
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    Three HIEs Connect to Create “Patient-Centered Data Home”

    Date: 1/5/17 Author: Thomas Beaton In a pilot program to improve interoperability, three health information exchanges have started to share patient-centered data. Three HIEs have established a long-term agreement to enhance health data interoperability, allowing a patient’s healthcare record to follow them across state lines. The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), Michiana Health Information Network

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    Pennsylvania Sees Dramatic Drop in Opioid Prescriptions

    Date: 1/7/2017 Author: Christine Vestal Within months of launching a registry to prevent patients from receiving opioids and other potentially addictive prescription drugs from more than one doctor, Pennsylvania saw a substantial drop in the number of prescriptions for painkillers such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet. Authorized by the Legislature in 2014, Pennsylvania’s prescription drug