UMass Memorial Health Care, Milford Regional Medical Center Connect to MassHIway to Share Lab Results

UMass Memorial Health Care (UMass) and Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) launched their connection to the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (Mass HIway) in May when MRMC began sending patient lab results electronically to UMass, an achievement that represents a significant step forward for secure and efficient transfer of patient information in Massachusetts and better overall care outcomes.

Developing a Community Approach to Mass HIway Consent

Under Massachusetts’ law, a patient must ‘opt-in’ before a Mass HIway Participant can use the secure, statewide network to send and receive data for that patient’s care. Specific requirements are outlined in the Mass HIway Agreement Policies and Procedures.

Premier Medical Informatics and Healthcare Event Heads to Boston April 28-29

Featuring cross-industry connections and innovative solutions needed to boost biomedical research and the healthcare industry to the next level, Medical Informatics World 2014 arrives in Boston next month (April 28-29), assembling 300 senior-level thought leaders and executives from healthcare, biomedical sciences, health informatics and IT.

EVENT: AARP @50+ LivePitch to Showcase Cutting-Edge Consumer Tech, Start-Ups

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) is pleased to share with you a dynamic and unique event coming to Boston next month (May 8-10) which will feature start-up companies trying to make their mark via health care technology solutions aimed at the nation’s rapidly-growing age 50-and-over population.

DPH Health and Wellness Grants Mark Mass. Health Reform Milestone

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has released $42 million in awards from the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, marking a new milestone in Massachusetts health reform.

Health IT Pivotal in Revised NCQA Standards for Medical Homes

In an effort to bolster primary care in Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is releasing new standards for medical home recognition this spring, and health IT has a prominent role in the revised standards.