HIE Rundown 12-02-16

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.

Nuance and Coordinated Care of Oklahoma Make Image Awareness a Reality for Healthcare Information Exchanges
Nuance Communications, Inc. (@NuanceHealth) announced that it has enhanced its PowerShare Network capabilities in collaboration with Coordinated Care of Oklahoma (CCO) (@CCOOklahoma) to make image awareness in Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) now a reality. CCO is the leading health information network of hospitals, health systems and physicians in Oklahoma.

EMR Direct Interoperability Engine 2017 Earns ONC-HIT 2015 Edition Certification
EMR Direct (@EMRDirect), a developer of software for the secure exchange of electronic health information, announced that its Interoperability Engine 2017 software has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT) 2015 Edition Modular Certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB).

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Improves Patient Care By Increasing Internal Interoperability
In recognition of its collaboration among operational, IT resources and partnering vendors to create the best system for delivering care to their patients, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded with the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 Award.

Orion Health Extends Collaboration with Philips to Deliver Interoperability across the Healthcare Enterprise
Orion Health (@OrionHealth), a leader in population-health management and healthcare-integration solutions, announced an extended agreement with Philips, a leader in health technology. The agreement continues the deployment of the Orion Health Rhapsody® Integration Engine across various Philips solutions.

Ambra Health and San Diego Health Connect Partner to Image-Enable HIE Provider Portal
Ambra Health (@ambrahealth), makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, announced a partnership with San Diego Health Connect to image-enable their health information exchange (HIE) network and offer providers a streamlined way in which to exchange and view medical images such as x-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound. Now, providers for over 3.5 million patients on the exchange will have seamless, digital access to their patients’ imaging data.

eHealth Exchange Expands Support for Disabled Veterans and Their Families
The eHealth Exchange (@eHealthExchange), an initiative of The Sequoia Project (@sequoiaproject), celebrated Veterans Day powering the launch of a Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) health IT initiative to speed disability determinations for veterans by enabling all Social Security disability case processing sites to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities.