HIE Rundown 4-15-16

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.

EHNAC Collaborates with the Cooperative Exchange to Enhance the Accreditation Process
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) (@EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, and Cooperative Exchange (CE), the National Health Clearinghouse Association representing organizations in the healthcare information technology and transaction industry, announce that the organizations are collaborating to offer discounted EHNAC accreditation and reaccreditation annual fees for all Cooperative Exchange members. Additionally, Cooperative Exchange is collaborating with EHNAC and others to identify opportunities to enhance and streamline accreditation and eliminate redundancies within the privacy and security audit processes.

Payers Accelerate Private HIE Executions; Providers Judge HIE Replacements, Middleware and FHIR Options, 2016 Black Book Interoperability Survey
Black Book Research (@blackbookpolls) conducted its annual survey of hospital and health system executives, physician administrators and payer organization IT leaders to identify key interoperability trends and understand the challenges they face in their efforts to exchange patient information with other healthcare organizations. 2,012 provider HIE users and 2,300 payer HIE users, as well as 4,100 prospective HIE users of all user types were polled to understand the importance of interoperability in their strategic planning initiatives, as well as their ongoing and new challenges in areas such as connectivity and data exchange.

Black Book Ranks Cerner No. 1 Open System HIE Provider
Cerner (@Cerner), a global leader in health care technology, is once again the top performing open network health information exchange (HIE) supplier, according to Black Book Research’s 2016 HIE User Survey. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Cerner has earned the designation.

PerfectServe Signs More Than 450 Accounts, Expands Physician-User Base by 30 Percent
Major trends in healthcare – including the move to value-based care and the focus on population health management – are prompting the healthcare industry to focus on delivering more coordinated patient care, which has become more difficult due to the surge in data hacks and other security threats. Healthcare providers are increasingly turning to comprehensive tools that allow all members of a care team to communicate and collaborate securely. As a result, PerfectServe (@PerfectServe), healthcare’s most comprehensive and secure care team collaboration platform, shared that it experienced rapid growth in 2015, expanding its user base to approximately 58,000 physicians – or one out of every 13 physicians in the U.S.

East Tennessee Health Information Network Selects IMAT Solutions for Big Data Management after Extensive, Multi-year Search
East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN), a non-profit, joint community Health Information Exchange serving 1.6 million patients across 20 counties in East Tennessee, and IMAT Solutions (@IMATSolutions), a leader in delivering innovative, real-time, healthcare data management and reporting technologies, announced that etHIN will implement the IMAT platform to support its base of local hospitals, physicians and community healthcare providers.