HIE Rundown 3-25-2015

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.

Inofile Launches OpenLink Partnership Program to Advance Clinical Document Exchange
Inofile announced it has established its OpenLink Partnership Program, a network dedicated to improving the security, simplicity and efficiency of health information exchange. OpenLink members span communities of healthcare providers, device manufacturers, EMR systems and software developers in the healthcare space, including Mitchell & McCormick, IOD, Surescripts, Konica Minolta and Kodak Alaris, among others.

Huntsville Memorial joins Healthconnect’s new Health Information Exchange network
Healthconnect (@HealthconnectTXannounced that Huntsville Memorial Hospital is the latest addition to the region’s care coordination network in Southeast Texas. Healthconnect will enable physicians practicing at Huntsville Memorial to query their patient’s prior health information in order to have a more complete picture of the patient’s medical history. Results will appear seamlessly within the hospital’s electronic health record system (EHR).

Hospital Reporting on Meaningful Use Public Health Measures in 2014
ONC (@ONC_HealthITreleased a data brief showing more hospitals are electronically sharing public health data, which research has shown can save time and resources during outbreak investigations. According to 2014 data from the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, hospitals at Stage 2 of meaningful use were electronically reporting to public health more than those that were only attesting to Stage 1. For these Stage 2 hospitals, 88 percent were electronically reporting to immunization registries, 85 percent were electronically submitting lab results, and 75 percent successfully reported the syndromic surveillance measure.

Indiana Health Information Exchange Names John P. Kansky as President and CEO
The Indiana Health Information Exchange (@IndianaHIEannounced that its Board of Directors named John P. Kansky as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He has served the role in an interim capacity since June 2014. Kansky, who has been with IHIE since 2007, will lead IHIE’s unique coalition of over 100 hospitals, which supports the care of over six million patients with over three billion pieces of clinical data.

Black Book Ranks Cerner No. 1 HIE-Centric EHR Provider for Inpatient, Ambulatory
Cerner Corp. (@Cerner) is once again the top performing enterprise health information exchange (HIE) supplier for inpatient/ambulatory health information technology, according to Black Book Rankings’ 2015 HIE User Survey. This marks the third consecutive year that Cerner has earned the designation.

State Health Alliance for Records Exchange Teams Up with IMAT Solutions to Advance Data-Driven Healthcare
Arkansas’ State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) has licensed IMAT Solutions’ Foundation Services, Natural Language Processing, Query Builder, and Clinical Reports modules for their network of 26 major hospital systems and 244 participating practice sites in 95 cities. SHARE will use IMAT Foundation Services and IMAT Natural Language Processing to aggregate, ingest, and normalize disparate data sources (including unstructured data). These IMAT modules will make all of SHARE’s data available to its participating members for data discovery, analysis, and reporting. These modules will provide a platform that supports both current and future data requirements. Read press release.