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HIE Networks Announces Addition of First California Client to Use Communication Suite

We are honored to announce that Silver Lake Medical Center selected HIE Networks to provide Communication Suite services to their 212-bed hospital and urgent care center in downtown Los Angeles, California. In announcing the partnership, Zach Finn, Chief Operations and Technology Officer said, “HIE Networks and our team of workflow engineers look forward to assisting the staff of Silver Lake Medical Center to enhance care coordination and communication within their facility.” With patient needs becoming increasingly more complex, Michael Phillips, Chief Executive Officer at Silver Lake Medical Center, says close collaboration and effective communication is key to achieving positive outcomes.

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HIE Networks Brings Medical Communications into the Future

Too many medical provider offices are woefully behind the times when it comes to electronic communications, according to a recently published news story. “Most industries abandoned the fax machine in the 1990s, and for good reason. Fax machines are terrible at sending data. Busy signals interfere. Printouts are blurry. And sometimes faxes go to the wrong place entirely,” reported the online newsletter “Vox” in an expose published earlier this fall. In, “The fax of life / It’s 2017. Why does American medicine still run on fax machines?” the reporter, Sarah Kliff, details the type of horror stories many office encounter

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Five traits of an efficient business practice in a clinical office

Managing a practice in a swiftly changing reimbursement and regulatory environment is not for the faint of heart. However, evaluating foundational tenets of successful practices can assist any manager through uncertain times. In a 2015 Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) study called, “Defining Value – Practical Applications For ‘Medical Practice Today: What members have to say,’” found that dealing with rising operational costs was the number two concern of practice managers, behind preparing for value-based payment programs. The survey report highlights comments from Sara Brown, MGMA Government Affairs representative, where she notes that, “even when a group meets the regulations

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Health data network offers paperless records

Health data network offers paperless records ‘There’s no more hunting for charts’ By Dave Hodges Tallahassee Democrat Business Editor If a new Tallahassee technology venture has one message for doctors, patients, hospitals and other health care provid­ers, it’s that the digital world awaits and there’s room for all who are making the tran­sition to electronic medical records. In Florida, the new health infor­mation exchange company HIE Net­works LLC will be spreading the word about the potential for more coor­dinated patient care, better treat­ment outcomes, increased privacy and gains in efficiency. HIE Networks has created and launched the Florida Health Data

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Florida Trend: Healthy Progress in the Push for Digital Medical Records

Florida Trend: Healthy Progress in the Push for Digital Medical Records

In six years, the Big Bend Regional Healthcare Information Organization has amassed and digitized medical records of 500,000 individuals in Leon and eight surrounding counties. It expects to add 50,000 by the end of 2012. Despite a national push to create digital medical records, today’s healthcare industry remains 90% paper-driven, says volunteer Executive Director Allen Byington, one of five founders of the organization. “It’s been estimated that physicians often have to make clinical decisions based on 60% of the available information,” Byington says. Digital networking, meanwhile, “is much safer, reduces clinical errors and improves the outcome,” he says. Instant availability

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