As internationally recognized health informatics and health information exchange consultants, the principals of Mosaica Partners frequently contribute to articles on these subjects.
State HIEs Face Looming Assessment Deadline
Executive Insight - February 16, 2012
Laura Kolkman writes about the rapidly approaching deadline for State HIEs to demonstrate to ONC that they are meeting their planned milestone. She discusses the keys to a successful, productive assessment and an approach to accomplish a comprehensive assessment that accurately identifies how the HIE's progress aligns with their stated goals. To read the article, click here
3 Reasons to Let HIE Customers Define Services Government Health IT - January 23, 2012
Laura Kolkman discusses the value maintaining a continuous active dialogue with the HIE stakeholders has to the HIE's long term sustainability. Asking your stakeholders what they need equips you with information on what services stakeholders want to see and when. This in turn helps you develop the right business model to ensure that the HIE delivers both short- and long-term value. To read the article, click here
Commentary: Why RECs and HIEs Need Each Other Government Health IT - October 14, 2011
In this article, Laura Kolkman explains why RECs and HIEs - who share the common purpose of enabling the exchange of patient information to improve health outcomes and care quality - actually need each other to fully acieve their goals. To read the article, click here
State HIEs Face Assessment Deadline to Maintain Federal Monies For The Record - September 26, 2011
Laura Kolkman writes about developing an effective assessment approach to conduct the first of the annual evaluations that State HIEs are required to perform and submit to ONC. Of the two types of evaluation, state-performed and federal, Laura discusses the methodology that states’ might use to accomplish a comprehensive assessment that accurately identifies how their progress aligns with their stated goals. To read the article, click here
Finding Common Ground for Successful Health Information Exchange Florida Medical Business - November 2008, pp 9, 12.
Laura Kolkman provides some answers for HIEs and RHIOs struggling with disparity in adoption and use of health-care information technology.
ARCHIE Bunkers Down in Arizona For the Record - November 2008, pp 6, 7.
Laura Kolkman discusses the challenges and successes in establishing the Arizona Rural Community Health Information Exchange (ARCHIE) To read the article, click here
Rural HIE, Addressing the Unique Challenges HIMSS RHIO Connection - November 2008
Laura Kolkman writes about the human qualities required to develop a successful HIE in a rural population area. To read the article, click here
Expanding the HIE Funding Pool by Redefining ROI HIMSS RHIO Connection - October 2008
Laura Kolkman provides insight on ways to increase HIE funding by proving stakeholder return on investment. To read the article, click here
Community Leadership: The Cornerstone of a Solid RHIO Foundation HIMSS RHIO Connection - August 2008
A collaborative discussion with Drs. Roger Leonard and Thomas Lewis on the need for community stakeholder participation to enable a successful RHIO initiative. To read the article, click here