HIE Rundown 1-20-17

network-200+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.

Impact of eHealth Exchange on Nationwide Interoperability
The eHealth Exchange (@eHealthExchange) functions at a national level to connect existing health information networks and healthcare organizations to improve the secure and information flow of patient data. Leveraging existing health IT infrastructure is an integral element of the federal plan for achieving nationwide interoperability and successfully implementing a learning health system. The eHealth Exchange is a prime example of this idea in action. Recent developments demonstrate the capabilities of the nationwide network to forge important connections between healthcare providers and health IT systems. Learn more at HIMSS at booth #4193.

Envera Health Creates New Market by Extending Health Information Exchange to Life Insurance Industry
Envera Health (@enverahealth) is launching an entirely new cross-industry collaboration between the health care industry and the life insurance industry. This collaboration will provide a market that helps to further expand the nation’s Health Information Exchanges as well as make it easier for consumers to buy life insurance. By establishing a market for authorized data transmissions and expanded interoperability, Envera continues to lead the industry in creating innovative models to deliver consumer-driven care.

Collaboration Aims To Boost Data Exchange, Improve Interoperability
Carequality (@CarequalityNet) and CommonWell Health Alliance (@CommonWell) have collaborated to boost data exchange and improve interoperability among providers. As part of the partnership, CommonWell will implement Carequality’s interoperability framework, allowing its members and clients to share data with any provider in the Carequality network. Initially, the collaboration will focus on allowing providers to request and retrieve patient records electronically from other providers more easily, but could be expanded to other areas within health IT, according to group spokespersons.

PokitDok Achieves EHNAC Cloud-Enabled and Outsourced Services Accreditation for Health Information Exchange
PokitDok (@PokitDok), a software development platform for the business of healthcare, announced it has achieved full accreditation with the Outsourced Services Accreditation Program (OSAP) for Health Information Exchange (HIE) and the Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program (CEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (@EHNAC).

Welltok Continues Innovation in Consumer Health Engagement with IBM Watson Health
Welltok (@Welltok), a consumer health enterprise SaaS company, and IBM (@IBMHealthcare) announced an expanded partnership which will leverage new Watson Health capabilities to deliver comprehensive solutions for engaging populations in health and wellbeing. Welltok’s CaféWell Health Optimization Platform® will provide health managers with the ability to extend beyond care management and drive additional value by creating a holistic, seamless consumer experience.

Host.net Launches HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare IT Package
Host.net (@hostdotnet), a multinational provider of cloud, managed infrastructure and network services, announces the launch of its HIPAA-compliant Healthcare IT solution. The new Host.net HIPAA Compliance Package is designed to arm hospitals, doctors offices and healthcare service providers with secure ways to meet complex compliance regulations, protect patient privacy, establish and improve telehealth and telemedicine services and adeptly address critical healthcare IT requirements.

ACCE and HIMSS Recognize Contribution to Interoperability and Health Information Exhcange
Monroe Pattillo has been named the recipient of the 2016 ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award, a joint award sponsored by the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and HIMSS (@HIMSS). The boards of directors of both organizations selected the recipient.

EHNAC Announces Finalized 2017 Accreditation Criteria Versions for 18 Accreditation Programs – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (@EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced the release of new versions for its 18 accreditation programs for use starting January 1, 2017. There were several impactful changes to areas of the criteria for all programs, including updates relative to the OCR Phase II Protocol, aligning HIPAA privacy and security criteria, and significant edits to the three DTAAP programs to reflect DirectTrust’s new releases of its Certificate and HISP Policies.

Global Health Information Exchange Market 2016: Medical Research, Clinical Analysis, Demand and Growth 2021 – Medgadget provides an overview of The Global Health Information Exchange (HIE) Industry 2016 Market Research Report, a professional and in-depth study on the current state of industry. The review has been based on the report titled, ” Health Information Exchange (HIE) Market – Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2016 – 2021.”

2017 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
Healthcare IT Connect (@HealthITCONNECT) is currently planning a number of sessions at the 2017 State HIT Connect Summit, specifically to explore the policy and fiscal levers that could be utilized by the Trump administration to ‘repeal and replace’ or ‘modify’ the Affordable Care Act as well as to assess the likely impact on the State H&HS transformation programs including the funding for HIT and the modernization of Medicaid and integrated H&HS systems.