HIE Rundown 2-15-16

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.

Rochester RHIO Reduces Duplicate Patient Records with NextGate’s Patient Matching EMPI Solution
NextGate (@NextGate), a healthcare technology company for patient and provider identification, announced that Rochester RHIO, a secure electronic health information exchange, has launched NextGate’s MatchMetrix ® technology platform as their Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) solution. The patient matching solution enables data aggregation across multiple sources to fill clinical data gaps giving Rochester RHIO’s provider end-users across Upstate New York an accurate patient-centric view within their Health Information Exchange (HIE). The ability to share this data with the patient’s care team will fuel effective care coordination and care team collaboration.

Learn How to Design Sustainable HIE Models for Rural Health Networks at HIMSS16
Liaison Technologies (@LiaisonTech), a cloud-based integration and data management solutions company for the healthcare industry, announced that Gary Palgon, vice president of healthcare and life sciences solutions at Liaison, and Dominic H. Mack, M.D., executive director of the Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC), will co-present at HIMSS16 on how to build sustainable, economical health information networks for rural practices and hospitals.

Cal INDEX and Orion Health ‘Future Proofing’ First Ever Payer-Led Health Information Exchange
Providers and payers have historically rejected the open exchange of data for their member and patient populations for competitive reasons. This is changing as innovative organizations forge unique partnerships that leverage the combined power of data from different sources to improve patient care. Recognizing this, HIMSS has selected executives from The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) (@Calindex) and Orion Health (@OrionHealthUS) (HIMSS16 Booth #1626) to co-present an educational session highlighting Cal INDEX’s innovative health information exchange (HIE) model at the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Jitterbit Releases Healthcare Interoperability Platform and Solutions Designed to Improve Patient Care
Jitterbit (@jitterbit), a vendor of cloud integration solutions, announced the launch of the Jitterbit Healthcare Interoperability Platform and set of solutions enabling medical device manufacturers, healthcare providers, application developers and electronic medical record (EMR) vendors to automate and streamline operations with a dedicated healthcare data model and interoperability standards that enable the secure exchange of rich clinical data with minimal IT investment.

Stanford Health Care Launches Custom Android MyHealth Mobile App
Stanford Health Care (@StanfordHealth) recently released a new app that allows patients using Android smartphones to easily access their own medical information anywhere in the world. The Android version and the iOS 8 MyHealth mobile app are both designed to put a patient’s health information right at their fingertips, making it quick and simple for them to manage their care, including reviewing test results, paying medical bills, managing prescriptions, scheduling appointments, and conducting video visits with Stanford physicians.

EHNAC and NH-ISAC Align Cybersecurity Prevention Efforts for Healthcare
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) (@EHNAC), a non-profit, federally recognized standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, and the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) announced that the two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). With the agreement, the two healthcare organizations intend to collaborate on initiatives supporting prevention and risk mitigation for HIPAA breaches, incidents and cybersecurity prevention, protection, response and recovery.

DirectTrust Reports Strong Growth in Direct Transactions, Number of Direct Exchange Addresses and Users
DirectTrust (@DirectTrustorgannounced continued record growth in the number of health care organizations using Direct exchange services during 2015, as well as an upsurge in the number of Direct addresses and transactions nationwide. DirectTrust is a non-profit health care industry alliance created by and for participants in the Direct exchange network used for secure, interoperable exchange of personal health information (PHI) between provider organizations, and between provider and patients, for the purpose of improved coordination of care.

Connecting Behavioral Health Information for More Complete Health Records
A person’s healthcare experience extends beyond traditional settings and for some Minnesotans that includes working with community–based behavioral health providers along with traditional health systems. Minnesota Community Healthcare Network (MCHN), an alliance of behavioral health organizations (Canvas Health, Guild Incorporated, Mental Health Resource, RESOURCE, INC., and Touchstone Mental Health) is on its way to establishing interoperability amongst its five members to enable care teams and clients to share health care information in real time.