Health Insurance Exchange

by Fatma Niang | October 26, 2022

Accessing Health Data Records

Patient Rights Grow Teeth In April 2021, the ONC, on behalf of HHS, announced more details on the Information Blocking Rule, a component of the 21st Century Cures Act. This announcement stated that covered entities — healthcare providers, health information technology (HIT) companies, and health information exchanges (HIEs) — would

by Brian Eastwood | January 04, 2017

Navigating Open Enrollment – Or, Why Informed Choices in Healthcare Are Nearly Impossible

Like many Americans, I have been covered by employer-sponsored health plans for the entirety of my professional career. As such, the open enrollment period that has garnered so many headlines over the last few years has conversely been of little concern to me. That changed this fall when, for a

by Brian Eastwood | June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies; Can We Move On Now?

In a 6-3 ruling this morning, the Supreme Court affirmed the legality of Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health insurance plans sold on The Court rejected the argument of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, who argued that the phrase “through an exchange established by the State” meant that subsidized

by Brian Murphy | May 04, 2015


HIMSS15 was supposed to be an opportunity for HIT vendors to really expand on interoperability with possibilities represented by FHIR and other newish standards. At least that’s what I thought. Interoperability is an overarching concern across HIT and many are expecting big things from FHIR. Only Epic proclaimed its faith flashily

by Brian Murphy | April 09, 2015

HIMSS Will not Have Dragons or Acrobats This Year: Clinician Network Management Watchlist

During the Middle Ages, London’s Bartholomew Fair grew from what we would call a trade show for cloth merchants into a full-blown annual exposition where merchants could conduct business in the presence of “sideshows, prize-fighters, musicians, wire-walkers, acrobats, puppets, freaks and wild animals.” HIMSS’15 in Chicago next week promises all

by John Moore | December 22, 2014

.750 Prediction Batting Average for 2014

Hard to believe the year is coming so quickly to a close. A year that saw ONC pretty much implode, an ACA that is garnering fans faster than detractors, an explosion in all things wearable but little clue as to what to actually do with the data beyond sharing it

by John Moore lll | December 19, 2014

#WWBR Week of December 15, 2014

U.S. Corporate Health Exchanges Find No New Blue Chip Clients Caroline Humer for Reuters "While blue chip companies may be taking a wait and see attitude towards HIX for their employees, the broader and much larger mid-market will move more quickly." - John Forbidden Topic in Health Policy Debate: Cost

by Brian Murphy | December 11, 2014


Healthcare organizations (HCO) have historically invested in health information exchange (HIE) technology expecting that access to a patient’s longitudinal record can help clinicians deliver better care. But there has always been a financial motive. In light of the continued move to value-based reimbursement (VBR), HCOs are raising their expectations
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