HIE Rundown 10-21-16

HIE-200Health 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.

Centura Health Makes Remote Patient Monitoring Easier and More Beneficial with Devices from Vivify Health
Consumers and health care providers using home health monitoring services through Centura Health (@CenturaHealth) will find the experience easier and more beneficial than ever thanks to new devices the organization recently delivered to patients. Centura Health has long been the region’s pioneer in home health monitoring. Using devices such as scales and blood pressure cuffs connected to telecom devices, patients with chronic conditions take their own measurements and transmit them to a nurse. This technique is widely credited with reducing hospital admissions and emergency visits, and it’s one of many ways the organization optimizes health care value for consumers.

Kno2 Revolutionizes Fax with Integration into Interoperable Healthcare Exchange Platform
Kno2™ (@Kno2) continues to transform cloud fax for the healthcare industry with the launch of the Kno2 Cloud Fax solution, which leverages the telephony technology of the largest cloud fax vendor, OpenText™. This latest addition to Kno2’s interoperable patient document exchange solution offers healthcare providers, EMR/EHR vendors and other healthcare IT vendors yet another exchange method that ensures delivery of critical patient information to the right provider at the right time, streamlining patient care while optimizing clinical workflows.

Surescripts Expands Partnership with PointClickCare to Offer New E-Prescribing Capabilities for LTPAC Providers
Surescripts (@Surescripts), the nation’s leading health information network, has broadened its partnership with PointClickCare, the leading cloud-based software for the senior care continuum. As its preferred electronic connective prescribing vendor, Surescripts broadens healthcare interoperability with its full suite of e-prescribing services within PointClickCare’s electronic health record (EHR) platform, including functionalities such as NewRx, CancelRx and Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS).

drchrono Builds First Native iOS EHR App Certified for Electronic Prescriptions of Controlled Substances (EPCS)
drchrono Inc. (@drchrono), the industry leading Electronic Health Record (EHR), practice management, revenue cycle management and medical API platform on iPad, iPhone and web, is proud to announce that it is the first EHR to be certified for Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) on iPad, iPhone and web. EPCS within the drchrono EHR app now allows physicians to write and transmit electronic prescriptions for controlled substances to pharmacies, and for pharmacies to easily receive and dispense these prescriptions to patients.

Varian Unveils First Comprehensive Software Platform for Coordinating Cancer Care in Health Systems
Varian Medical Systems (@VarianMedSys) announced the 360 Oncology™ care management platform, the first software system designed to integrate and coordinate key elements of cancer care so patients and their cancer teams can collaborate on achieving the best outcomes. 360 Oncology brings together in a single platform, radiation, medical and surgical oncology, social services, primary care physicians, as well as the patient, to facilitate true collaborative and coordinated care.

EHNAC Releases New 2017 Accreditation Criteria Versions for Public Review through Nov. 30
EHNAC (@EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced that it has posted new versions of program criteria for public review. The open process for adopting criteria will last 60 days, commencing on Sept. 30, 2016 and ending on Nov. 30, 2016. Feedback is encouraged with regard to the necessity, appropriateness and workability of the criteria versions proposed for adoption.

Surescripts Accelerates Interoperability to Enable More Valuable Data Sharing Between Healthcare Providers
Surescripts (@Surescripts), a health information network, will offer electronic health records (EHR) software vendors free access to its National Record Locator Service (NRLS) until 2019. A number of leading EHR vendors, including Aprima, eClinicalWorks (eCW), Epic, Greenway Health, and NextGen Healthcare have already agreed to offer the capability to their users.

DrFirst to Integrate Backline®, its HIPAA-Compliant Messaging Platform, with Coordinated Care Oklahoma Health Information Exchange
DrFirst (@DrFirst), a pioneer in healthcare SaaS solutions, and Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO) (@CCOOklahomaannounced a partnership to integrate Backline®, DrFirst’s secure, HIPAA-compliant communication and collaboration tool, into CCO’s extensive health information exchange (HIE).

Vivify Health Awarded Patent for Extending Remote Care to Your Television
Vivify Health (@VivifyHealth), the pioneer and market leader of remote care via mobile devices, has been awarded a patient for its methods of engaging and monitoring healthcare consumers through their existing televisions. The patent, US9357238B2, is the first awarded among six highly innovative digital health patents submitted by Vivify Health. This patent further expands the capabilities of the Vivify Pathways platform to utilize the largest screen in a patient’s home, in addition to Vivify’s existing Managed Kit, BYOD and IVR solutions.