HIE Rundown – 3/24/14

HIE Weekly RundownHealth Information Exchange News & Announcements

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.

Michigan’s Statewide Health Information Sharing Capabilities Expand with Meridian Health Plan Increasing Payer Participation
Meridian Health Plan, the largest Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) in the State of Michigan, announced that Meridian has joined Michigan’s collective effort to enable secure, electronic sharing of health information as a new Qualified Data Sharing Organization (QO) with MiHIN, the state-designated entity for the exchange of health information statewide in Michigan. Meridian is the fourth health plan in Michigan to achieve this status with MiHIN.

InterSystems Joins Global Alliance for Genomics and Health; Attends First Partner Meeting in London
InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected care, has joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), an alliance of 148 of the world’s leading biomedical research institutions, healthcare providers, information technology and life science companies, funders of research, and disease and patient advocacy organizations.

NY startups make the case for funding HIE
A group of leaders from 33 digital health companies in New York are calling on the legislature to fund the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, or SHIN-NY, just as the organization’s connecting HIEs and information systems are starting to build a critical mass. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing an appropriation of $65 million to SHIN-NY, a part of the new York eHealth Collaborative, to help connect New York’s ten regional health information organizations and increase provider participation.

Rhode Island Healthcare Providers Reach Direct Messaging Milestone
The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) announced that healthcare providers in Rhode Island have exchanged more than one million messages using Direct, a secure cost-effective way to send protected health information (PHI) to known, trusted recipients over the internet. Direct—started in 2010 by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)—makes it possible for healthcare providers to securely email information to other trusted providers, such as hospitals, specialists, pharmacies, and laboratories.

Research and Markets: Health Information Exchange (HIE) Market by Setup Types, Vendors, Implementation Models, Application
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Health Information Exchange (HIE) Market by Setup Types, Vendors, Implementation Models, Application – Global Trends & Forecast to 2018” report to their offering.

The global HIE market is valued at an estimated $558 million in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% in the next five years. The platform centric segment and hybrid models pose significant growth opportunities. For this report the global HIE systems market is mainly categorized by set-up type, vendor, implementation model, and by application.

Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) Taps Mana Health to Build HIE Patient Portal
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the Health Information Exchange (HIE) for South Central Texas, has selected Mana Health’s Patient Gateway as its patient portal solution. Once completed, the portal will be the first of its kind in Texas to give patients an aggregated medical record across multiple organizations from a single community portal.

One of Boulder’s Largest Physician Groups Joining the CORHIO HIE
All three office locations of Boulder Medical Center are in the process of connecting with the CORHIO health information exchange (HIE), including more than 65 physicians and several other providers. Boulder Medical Center is a large physician-owned organization that offers 20 specialty departments, with a focus on primary care, allergy, cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, surgery, and urology. They will integrate clinical patient data from the HIE into their NextGen electronic health record (EHR) system. In addition, they will utilize CORHIO’s secure Web portal in their urgent care department to search for information on patients with no records from their facilities.