HIE Rundown 11-10-14

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.

Tennessee Department of Health Selects vxVistA from DSS under Electronic Public Health Information Initiative
Document Storage Systems, Inc., the leading provider of VistA-based software development and support, announced that the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has selected its electronic health record (EHR), vxVistA, as part of the state’s Electronic Public Health Information (EPI) initiative to adopt a statewide EHR, replace selected functionality of the current Patient Tracking Billing Management Information System (PTBMIS) and facilitate interoperability with TDH public health delivery systems. By adopting vxVistA, the state agency will be able to reduce its dependence on paper patient charts and create a central repository of patient health information to be leveraged for population health reporting and tracking.

Secure Exchange Solutions One of Four HISPs Included in Debut of DirectTrust Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle
Secure Exchange Solutions (@Secure_Exchange), a leading provider of software and services to enable the secure exchange of health information, announced that SES HISP is one of four health information service providers included in the new DirectTrust anchor bundle. The DirectTrust Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle includes “trust anchor” digital certificates from HISPs and their associated CAs and RAs that have completed the EHNAC-DirectTrust accreditation and audit program.

HealthInfoNet Selects Clinical Architecture’s Symedical® for Advanced Terminology Management and Data Normalization to Enhance Nationally Recognized HIE
HealthInfoNet (@hinfonet), Maine’s statewide health information exchange (HIE), a nationally recognized health information technology leader, has selected Symedical® from Clinical Architecture to enhance terminology management and data normalization. HealthInfoNet will utilize Symedical’s unique ability to process disparate sources of information into the normalized data required to support effective exchange and manage access to mental health and HIV related information, which in the State of Maine, requires additional legal protections.

BlueStep/BridgeGate Health Rebrands, Unveils Fully Interoperable EHR for LTPAC
BlueStep/BridgeGate Health, a provider of clinical and interoperable technology for healthcare, announced it is rebranding to VorroHealth. Vorro is an Italian word that loosely translates to wish, willingness or intention. In aligning with the spirit of the word, the company is launching the next-generation of a fully interoperable EHR platform, supporting its distinctive open and willing market philosophy to enable integration with all legacy systems. The company’s approach and commitment to quality of care currently enables data transactions for more than 25 million managed lives, annually.

Northern Physicians Organization Becomes a Qualified Data Sharing Organization
Northern Physicians Organization announced that it is the newest group to join the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) as a Qualified Data Sharing Organization. This helps to integrate Northern Physician Organization’s (NPO) local practice registry to a state level and will allow for electronic health information to be securely shared statewide through MiHIN.

NextGen Healthcare and InterSystems Team with Missouri Health Connection to Enable On-Demand Health Information Exchange across the Care Continuum
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC. (@NextGen), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, and InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected healthcare, announced that the two companies have demonstrated cross-vendor interoperability to enable on-demand, bi-directional data exchange with Missouri Health Connection (MHC).