HIE Rundown 12-09-15

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.

Validic and higi Partner to Advance Remote Patient Monitoring and Patient Wellness Initiatives
Validic (@validic), the world’s leading digital health platform connecting healthcare organizations to data generated by consumer and clinical health technologies, and higi (@higi), the leading community-based consumer health and wellness platform accessible via retail locations, web and mobile, announced a strategic collaboration to provide healthcare organizations with richer, more diverse and more actionable health data to improve healthcare treatments and outcomes.

Baystate Health and Imprivata Partner to Improve Care Coordination across the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange (PVIX)
Imprivata® (@Imprivata), the healthcare IT security company, announced that Baystate Health (@Baystate_Health) has chosen Imprivata Cortext as the health system’s secure communications platform to improve care coordination and securely transfer digital health information to improve patient care for Baystate’s health population.

University of Vermont Medical Center Selects ACT.md for Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families
ACT.md (@actmd), a national provider of team-based care coordination technology and services, announced a partnership with The University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM) (@UVMMedCenter), part of the state’s only academic medical center. Leading researchers at the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families (the Center) will use ACT.md’s Care Coordination Record to test and scale a groundbreaking approach to population health called the Vermont Family-Based Approach (the VFBA).

Carequality Adds New Members to Public-Private Collaborative
Carequality (@CarequalityNetannounced three organizations that recently joined the collaborative, which is an initiative of The Sequoia Project. The goal of Carequality is to give health data sharing networks throughout the country the capability to communicate with each other using a common interoperability framework.

Stanford Children’s Health and Other Healthcare Leaders Turn to Next-Generation Medical Image Management Platform from DICOM Grid
DICOM Grid (@DICOMGrid), makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, announced that Stanford Children’s Health and Weill Cornell Medicine are part of the latest wave of providers to adopt the DICOM Grid platform. These healthcare leaders use the newest features of DICOM Grid to break down communication barriers across provider networks and optimize the patient experience by eliminating the need for repeat scans, reducing patient wait times and enabling white-glove consultation services online.

Johns Hopkins Medicine to Share Best Practices in the Apervita Health Analytics & Data Marketplace
Apervita, Inc. (@apervita), creators of the first real-time, cloud-based platform and marketplace for using and sharing health analytics & data, announced Johns Hopkins Medicine (@HopkinsMedicine) has joined the rapidly growing number of leaders in health care research distributing algorithms proven to transform care delivery through the Apervita Market. For the first time, health enterprises everywhere will be able to access and deploy the extensive library of Johns Hopkins health innovations to improve patient outcomes.

NetDirector Integrates With Connect(x) EHR
NetDirector (@NetDirectorLLC) is now integrated with Chart(X) EHR by Connect(X) Healthware. Any healthcare provider currently using their EHR has an instant connection to NetDirector, so that they can easily start exchanging data with other providers and vendors within the ecosystem. Initial integration will allow Connect(x) users to send/receive numerous types of clinical or billing transactions including HL7 (i.e.: ORU, ORM and ADT) and custom configured.

AEGIS Announces Touchstone for HL7 FHIR Interoperability Testing
AEGIS.net, Inc. (@AEGISnet), a leader in health information exchange standards implementation and the creator of the AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL) introduces the Touchstone Project – a next generation cloud-based Testing Platform which applies Conformance and Interoperability testing in a Test-Driven-Development (TDD) integrated ecosystem. As organizations new to the Health Level Seven® (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) specification begin to explore and evaluate this new HL7® standard and start projects with a goal of being an early adopter, AEGIS’ Touchstone Test Platform will guide those implementations towards a high degree of conformance and interoperability in a continuous model.