HIE Rundown 1-21-16

HIE Weekly RundownHealth Information Exchange (HIE) is happening every minute of every day. Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to make that reality.

eHealth Technologies and Baystate Health Announce Expansion of HIE Services
eHealth Technologies (@eHealthTec), provider of image enabled HIE solutions and Baystate Health, one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in New England, are pleased to announce that users of the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange (PVIX) can now access diagnostic quality images for radiology exams that have been performed at six locations across western Massachusetts.

NuWin Enterprises Announces the Launch of NuWin Care, a Telehealth Platform
NuWin Enterprises announces the launch of NuWin Care, a telehealth platform that provides employers, and their employees, convenient access to high quality medical care, whenever and wherever. All of the doctors in their national network are U.S. board-certified family practitioners, PCPs, pediatricians and internists who use electronic health records to diagnose, treat, and write prescriptions when necessary. Their quality process meets National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards, with doctors being credentialed every three years.

Validic Unveils VitalSnap, New Mobile Technology to Enable Real-Time Health Data Transfer from Non-Connected Devices
Validic (@validic), the digital health platform connecting healthcare organizations to data generated by consumer and clinical health technologies, introduced VitalSnap™, a new mobile technology that enables users to easily record health data from their in-home device via their smartphone’s camera using patent-pending technology. Validic can then deliver this data seamlessly to healthcare organizations, helping overcome connectivity barriers that limit the overall care experience.

ViiMed and E-Medicus Announce International Digital Health Partnership
ViiMed® (@ViiMed_DC), the US Pathways-as-a-Service platform, and E-Medicus, the Swiss cloud-based eHealth company, announced the launch of a promising international digital health partnership. This announcement comes a few months after E-Medicus entered an international partnership with T-Systems, a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, with the aim to globally improve care for chronically ill patients and to considerably simplify the research projects of university establishments and pharmaceutical companies.

drchrono Partners with ZocDoc to Sync Medical Records and Online Appointment Booking
drchrono, Inc. (@drchrono), the Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform on the iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and web, announced that it has partnered with digital health marketplace ZocDoc (@ZocDoc). The new integration will give medical professionals using the two digital health platforms a more seamless experience by syncing their calendars and EHRs directly with ZocDoc’s patient-facing platform.

Radiology Associates of Corpus Christi Implements Royal Solutions Group’s Patient Portal and Electronic Registration Software to Enhance Patient Engagement and Eliminate Bottlenecks
Radiology Associates, LLC (@RadiologyCC), a radiology practice in Corpus Christi, Texas, has recently completed a project with Royal Solutions Group (@Royal_Solutions) to deploy Royal’s Patient Portal and Kiosk solution. The practice has deployed the Royal Kiosks Base Edition Patient Portal and upgrade modules, including meaningful use compliance and empowering a fully digital patient registration and engagement workflow. Radiology Associates (RACC) says improved quality of care is just one benefit that has emerged from this collaboration. Already, the practice is seeing more patients, reducing no shows, and trimming time spent in waiting rooms, among other things.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Achieves Electronic Medical Records Milestone
From automated lab orders for patients with adrenal insufficiencies, to bedside barcodes that ensure the right child gets the right dosage of the right medication at the right time, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (@ChildrensLA) continues to make strides towards advanced implementation of electronic medical records (EMR). Recently, CHLA received recognition for its ongoing EMR deployment when it was certified a Stage 6 hospital on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) EMR Adoption Model, a global benchmark measuring how far and how well health care institutions are utilizing digital record keeping tools.