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Executive Director Laura Young published in Alaska Business Monitor, on the demise of the fax machine for healthcare communication

February 7, 2019 – For the last thirty years or so, the fax machine has been the workhorse of the American healthcare system. Primary care practices, specialists, hospitals, labs, and imaging facilities have been exchanging huge amounts of information—orders, referrals, images, and lab results, for example — by fax every day. According to a report by Vox, fax machines make up 75 percent of all medical communication. Faxing relies on staff to sort through records and add them to the appropriate patient chart. Fax numbers can change, and your records could be landing at the local Walmart instead of your provider’s office; there is no way to track or audit where they went or who saw them.

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healtheConnect Alaska Supports ASHNHA Conference

August 30, 2018 – healtheConnect Alaska will be in attendance and exhibiting at the 2018 Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association’s annual conference. The conference runs September 25-27, 2018, at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska. Stop by our booth for a visit!

Audacious Inquiry and Global Leader in Patient Matching Offer a Full-Stack of Health Information Exchange Services

August 18, 2018 – Audacious Inquiry now has several statewide deployments with NextGate’s Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) to support offering a full range of health information exchange solutions, building on Ai’s high-value Encounter Notification Service® (ENS®).

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Health care: Alaska challenges require Alaska solutions

August 3, 2018 – Health care in the United States is amazing.

Earlier this year, doctors in Cleveland planted electrodes in the brain and arm of a paralyzed man allowing him to move his arm just by thinking about it. In the recent clinical trials of a groundbreaking gene therapy for blindness, a 13-year-old boy who couldn’t see a full moon or distinguish his mother’s face, now can see the stars.

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healtheConnect Alaska Announces Rebrand

June 21, 2018 – New strategy gives healthcare providers safe, secure access to more comprehensive electronic health records and robust, operational services.

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State’s Health Information Exchange Appoints New Executive Director

June 21, 2018 – Laura Young, seasoned health technology executive, will lead new initiatives for expansion and improvement of HIE throughout Alaska

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healtheConnect Alaska to Improve Patient Matching and Statewide Data Exchange with NextGate

June 12, 2018 – HIE network will leverage NextGate’s EMPI solution to improve patient identification and enhance care collaboration among providers throughout Alaska.

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