HIE Rundown 12-10-14

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.

Greenville Health System Selects Healthier Populations Solutions from Orion Health™
Orion Health (@OrionHealth), a leading population health management company, announced that Greenville Health System (GHS), one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the Southeast, has selected its Healthier Populations Solutions, a comprehensive set of interoperability and care coordination tools that support healthcare organizations’ population health initiatives. GHS is deploying several components of the Healthier Populations Solutions, including the Rhapsody® Integration Engine, HIE module with longitudinal medical record, Clinical Portal, Patient Portal and Clinical Referrals. Together, these technologies will enable Greenville to better serve its patients in an accountable care organization (ACO) environment, while also supporting the organization’s Meaningful Use goals.

DataMotion Sets Pace for HISPs by Achieving Certificate and Registration Authority Accreditation from EHNAC-DirectTrust.org
DataMotion™(@DataMotionannounced it has achieved accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) as both a Certificate Authority (CA) and Registration Authority (RA) from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). As a result, the organization can now verify, validate and issue digital certificates, greatly expediting the process required for secure communications. Already a DTAAP accredited Health Information Service Provider (HISP), the designations further DataMotion’s reputation, making it a uniquely complete HISP with an ability to rapidly issue commercial and federal certificates.

Johnson County Mental Health Center Links to KHIN
The Johnson County Mental Health Center has successfully connected with the Kansas Health Information Network’s (KHIN) health information exchange in an initiative to provide coordinated care for persons in the state’s most populous county. The link with KHIN provides more comprehensive view of clients. The launch of the connection is just the latest step in an initiative announced in July of this year when the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas (ACMHCK) declared that its behavioral health-centered Health Homes would utilize Netsmart’s CareFabric solution to streamline communication and monitor outcomes.

Rural Healthcare Communities Blaze Path to Interoperability via Inofile, Surescripts Technology
Inofile announced the launch of an initiative that enables rural community care providers to achieve interoperability and remove fax entirely from healthcare operations. Rural care organizations in Drumright, Oklahoma and Boonville, Missouri are implementing Inofile’s cloud-based Kno2™ clinical document exchange platform to securely send and receive electronic patient information with care partners in their healthcare community and beyond. The initiative also provides rural caregivers with extended access to the leading health information network of Surescripts, which is actively engaged on the project. Several rural communities are expected to join the initiative in the coming months.

Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange and University of Texas Health Science Center Select Wellcentive
Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange (RGV HIE) (@rgvhie), in partnership with University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health campus in Brownsville, has selected Wellcentive’s suite of population health management solutions and services. Wellcentive will empower providers in a four-county area to partner with hospitals and clinics in the region to better manage the health of their Medicaid and uninsured patient populations, initially focusing on the care of patients with diabetes.