HIE Rundown 10-15-14

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.

Michigan Pushes Further into Statewide Secure Health Information Sharing
Molina Healthcare, Inc. (@molinahealth) announced that its subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of Michigan, Inc., has joined Michigan’s efforts to improve health care statewide through electronic data sharing as the newest Qualified Data Sharing Organization (QO) with the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN). The move will provide access to the benefits of secure electronic data sharing for the hundreds of thousands of patients and providers under the Molina umbrella, including thousands of low-income families in Michigan who depend on Medicaid for their well-being.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Joins Georgia’s Statewide Electronic Health Information Exchange
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) joins the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to safely and securely exchange patient health information. Connecting to GaHIN allows Children’s to further augment its continuity of care while improving access to a patient’s information for diagnosis and treatment. Children’s has integrated GaHIN’s Georgia ConnectedCare product into its Health Information Exchange (HIE) application—Care Everywhere—to help improve patient safety and reduce potential medication and medical errors.

Royal Solutions Group and Merge Healthcare Integrate to Distribute Patient Check-in & Patient Portal with Merge Product Suite
Royal Solutions Group LLC (@Royal_Solutions), a leading provider of interoperability and certified EHR-as-a-Service solutions to the Healthcare industry, now integrates with Merge Healthcare to offer its Royal Kiosks™ platform as part of the Merge Radiology Information System (RIS) and Merge OrthoEMR product offerings. This powerful new relationship enables Royal’s signature Patient Portal and Patient Kiosk to integrate with new and existing Merge customers.

ShareCor Selects Sandlot Solutions to Track, Report and Improve Key Measures for Louisiana Hospitals Through Big Data Capabilities
ShareCor announced that it has selected Sandlot Solutions (@SandlotSolution) to further enhance its current clinical data reporting and analytical services offered through ShareCor’s Louisiana Health Information Network (LHIN). ShareCor is the healthcare shared-services company serving members of the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) and the Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans (MHCNO). Sandlot Solutions, a leading community health interoperability and analytics provider, was chosen for its technology capabilities to help ShareCor and its members streamline clinical integration reporting services in order to support population health management — leading to increased quality, improved outcomes and lower costs of care for patients across Louisiana.

Brightree Expands Electronic Visit Verification Capabilities for Home Health Agencies and Hospice Organizations
Brightree® (@Brightree), the leading provider of cloud-based clinical, business management and billing software solutions for the post-acute care industry, announced it has expanded the breadth of its interoperability capabilities with an interface to CellTrak Technologies, a leading provider of integrated mobile solutions for the home healthcare, hospice and private duty markets. The interface enables home health agencies and hospice organizations with growing private duty businesses to easily track aides via a native smartphone application and document more efficiently and accurately with real-time access to care plans, resulting in improved workflow efficiencies, reduced costs, improved care coordination and decreased potential for fraud.

Imperial Capital Partners with MRO Corp.
Imperial Capital Group of Toronto announced that it has completed an investment in MRO Corp. (@MROCorp), a leader in disclosure management and health information exchange. Based in Pennsylvania, MRO provides technology-driven solutions that ensure the secure, compliant and efficient exchange of protected health information. The company’s solutions include release of information, payer audit compliance and tracking, and accounting of disclosures. MRO additionally offers services and applications that support meaningful use attestation and health information exchange. MRO’s solutions can be used as a common platform across a healthcare enterprise to standardize disclosure policies and drive system-wide security and compliance.

IOD Announces Inofile Partnership to Facilitate Direct Messaging across Patients and Care Teams, Regardless of Network
IOD Incorporated, the leader in full-suite health information management (HIM) solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems and clinics, launched PRISM Connect, a HIPAA-compliant tool for effectively exchanging protected healthcare information via secure, direct messaging. The 2014 edition ONC-ACB certified technology allows the sharing of medical records from provider-to-patient, as well as provider-to-provider settings, regardless of varying provider networks.

Greenway PrimeEXCHANGE Validated to Help Advance Industrywide, Standards-Based Data Exchange
Greenway Health™ (@greenway) continues to establish firsts within the ambulatory care industry in interoperability — the cornerstone of health reform that empowers providers, payers and patients themselves to securely exchange data and make better decisions based on that information to improve population health and decrease the cost of quality care.  Greenway’s PrimeEXCHANGE® has successfully completed testing and is now the first ambulatory information provider to have a solution recognized as a Validated System by Healtheway’s eHealth Exchange Product Testing Program. eHealth Exchange is a group of both federal and non-federal entities with a common goal to improve patient care and public health reporting through secure, trusted and interoperable health information exchange. Greenway was also the first ambulatory health IT provider to join Healtheway and support the eHealth Exchange.