HIE Rundown 11-12-15

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.

Coordinated Care Oklahoma Selects Kno2 to Deliver Affordable Interoperability across the Full Care Continuum
Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO), the health information exchange (HIE) serving greater Oklahoma and the surrounding region, has partnered with Kno2™ (@Kno2) to deliver affordable interoperability to all healthcare providers in its service area regardless of their level of technology adoption. The partnership will enable a more complete patient record and expansion of membership for one of the most advanced HIEs in the nation.

HealthGrid Introduces Industry’s First M-Health CRM Platform
HealthGrid (@HealthGridannounced the release of its breakthrough mobile CRM platform, a next-generation solution for patient engagement. For the first time, providers can connect and engage with patients across the care continuum anywhere, anytime, and on any electronic device using HealthGrid’s multiple activation solutions—all while meeting quality and cost initiatives.

Personal Connected Health Alliance Presents 2015 Key Contributor Awards To George MacGinnis, PA Consulting, And Thom Erickson, Qualcomm Technologies, For Forward-Thinking Approaches And Vision For Continua Design Guidelines
The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) (@PCHAlliancepresented its 2015 Continua Key Contributor Award to George MacGinnis, Telehealth Expert at PA Consulting Group, and Thom Erickson, Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies. The award recognizes outstanding service in advancing the development and implementation of PCHA’s Continua Design Guidelines, an open implementation framework for interoperability of personal connected health devices and solutions. It was yesterday presented during the Continua Summit at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference.

Kno2 Selected By Surescripts to Connect Health Technology Vendors for Clinical Information Exchange
Kno2™ (@Kno2), the company solving interoperability for everyone in healthcare, announced that the Kno2 platform has been selected by Surescripts (@Surescripts), the nation’s largest health information network, to connect health technology vendors and enable their users to securely send and receive information utilizing Surescripts Clinical Direct Messaging.

New Qualifacts CareLogic Integration Hub ™ Improves Interoperability of Behavioral Healthcare Data for Better Outcomes
Qualifacts Systems, Inc. (@Qualifacts), the largest web-­based platform for integrated clinical, financial, reporting and administrative solutions for the behavioral health and human services industries, unveiled CareLogic Integration Hub™ to facilitate efficient data exchange and interoperability between behavioral healthcare providers and their healthcare counterparts.

iSpecimen and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) Announce Novel Program to Support Medical Research
iSpecimen (@iSpecimen), a trusted source of customized human biospecimen collections, and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) (@DHIN_HIE), the nation’s first operational statewide health information exchange (HIE), announced a novel collaboration to support medical research. The joint program allows hospitals and labs in the DHIN network to easily repurpose remnant clinical specimens – samples that would otherwise be discarded once patient testing is complete – into medical research programs, while reducing their costs to participate in DHIN. The organizations also announced Union Hospital as the first DHIN member to participate in the joint program.

Kantara Initiative and the National Association for Trusted Exchange Join Forces to Address Personal Privacy Preferences and Authorizations
Kantara Initiative (@KantaraNews) and the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) announced that they will collaborate to develop a series of educational programs for stakeholders. This series, slated to begin in 2016, will focus on emerging standards driven innovations related to the management of personal privacy preferences, electronic authorizations for disclosure (also known as “eConsent”) and related topics such as delegation of authority.