ICA Launches HIT Me Blog as Ongoing Commentary on Current Issues in Health Information Technology and Healthcare

Blog will discuss wide ranging topics by ICA thought leaders and guest bloggers

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ICA (www.icainformatics.com), a leading provider of interoperability technology that enables health information exchange (HIE), announced the launch of HIT Me Blog, a blog that will take up and address the numerous issues facing healthcare, health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE).

“With the HIT industry at the heart of so many government policies and with the industry moving forward with such strong and powerful technology, the time is ripe for open discussions that frame the key questions and concerns of the day, especially as healthcare finally evolves into an industry where information technology is as central as in other industries,” said John Tempesco, chief marketing officer at ICA. “ICA has never shied away from taking thought leadership positions, whether through its technology development, initiatives to host open testing forums for vendors (ICAetc), or its willingness to discuss and lead on critical issues as they relate to HIE and HIT.”

Initial blogs include discussions on vendor collaboration to improve interoperability; an overview of HIMSS12 in Las Vegas; comment and analysis on why ICD10 has stalled and a discussion suggesting why; how interoperability could end client server electronic medical record (EMR) deployments; how “mega-change” is needed for HIEs to flourish, and an overview of the interoperability showcase at HIMSS12.

Future blogs will include discussions on clinical communications, patient engagement, patient centricity, privacy vs. utility, managing “Big Data” in health IT, the seamless managing of transitions of care, care coordination and patient collaboration, clinical analytics, care collaboration, mobile health and more. ICA’s HIT me Blog can be found at www.icainformatics.com/blog.

About ICA

ICA was established to take innovative technology developed by Vanderbilt Medical Center to the broader healthcare market, and now delivers a comprehensive health information exchange (HIE) and care management solution to hospitals, IDNs, communities and states. This patient-centered modular approach offers immediate value and return-on-investment through the delivery of clinical information to the point-of-care improving quality while reducing costs. The solution suite, or volume set, includes CareAlign CareExchange, CareConnect, CareCollaborate, CareMeasure and CareManage. Each volume provides the technology necessary to progressively exchange clinical information, increase care collaboration and manage healthcare risk across the continuum of care with the goal of improving patient outcomes while reducing costs. Visit www.icainformatics.com; follow us on Twitter: @icainformatics; and Facebook.


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