HIE Rundown 1-8-2015

HIE Weekly Rundown
Health 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.

As Patient Information Exchange Evolves, Santé and Encore Stay Connected With Inofile Kno2
Santé/Encore, a leader in transitional rehabilitation services throughout Arizona and Washington, announced it has implemented Inofile’s Kno2™ clinical document exchange platform to manage the evolving needs of electronic patient information exchange with key referral partners.

IEEE 11073™ Standards Family Grows To Expand Multi-vendor Interoperability Critically Needed For ‘E-Health’ Services
IEEE (@IEEEorg), the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced two new standards and one newly revised standard designed to support plug-and-play, interoperable communications across “e-health” devices.

New Report on Clinician Network Management Takes Fresh Look at Health Information Exchange Vendors
As the healthcare industry undergoes the historic shift of risk from payers to providers 2014-15 Clinician Network Management Market Trends Report provides a new framework to assist healthcare organizations (HCOs) in evaluating and extracting greater value from the technology offerings of HIE vendors. The report explores outlines the new set of services that healthcare organizations (HCOs) will need in order to thrive under value-based reimbursement (VBR). This extensive restructuring of the 2013 Health Information Exchange (HIE) Market Trends Report acknowledges that industry needs have moved well-beyond simple document exchange models of HIE to the need to coordinate resources across a networked community of clinicians to enhance care delivery processes that improve quality and lower total costs of care delivered. Read press release.

e-MDs is First EHR to Connect to Kansas Infectious Disease Registry
e-MDs (@emds), a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions and Kansas Health Information Network Inc. (KHIN), a health information exchange organization (HIO), announced that e-MDs’ electronic health records (EHR) technology is the first to exchange provider data directly with the newly-created Kansas infectious disease registry.

Statewide Health Information Network of New York Introduces New Alert System to Improve Care for High-Risk Patients
The New York State Health Department joined with Healthix, the Brooklyn Health Home and Oscar to provide an update on the development of New York’s new electronic health record system, the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). To demonstrate how the SHIN-NY operates on a regional level, the group highlighted Healthix’s patient alert system, which allows care managers to receive real-time alerts when their patients are admitted to or discharged from a hospital, helping to improve care coordination and reduce avoidable hospital re-admissions.

Metro Denver’s Largest Health System Connects To Colorado Health Information Exchange, Bringing Better Health Care To Area Residents
CORHIO (@CORHIO), the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, announced that HealthONE’s eight Denver-area hospitals have successfully connected to its health information exchange (HIE) network. The hospitals include The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital and Swedish Medical Center. Combined, the hospitals accounted for more than 1.2 million patient encounters in the last year. HealthONE is a subsidiary of HCA.