HIE Rundown 4-28-15

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.

eClinicalWorks and Epic Live with Interoperability between Systems Using Carequality Framework
eClinicalWorks® (@eClinicalWorks) and Epic, two of the most widely used electronic health record systems (EHR) in the U.S., jointly announce interoperability between the companies’ EHR systems using the Carequality framework. This real-time data transfer between the systems facilitates coordination of care between providers in various care settings and ensures they have more complete and accurate patient information at the time of care. Together, the two companies’ patient record exchange networks represent over 1,000 hospitals and 40,000 clinics that are ready to connect.

Redesigned RelayHealth Portal Offers Patients a Single Access Point to Complete Personal Health Information
The redesigned RelayHealth® Enterprise Patient Portal not only allows patients to view their complete electronic personal health information, but also to engage with multiple care providers from a single access point. The ability to acquire and aggregate clinical data from disparate technology systems is enabling health systems to deliver this superior patient engagement experience. Read press release.

MiHIN and NotaryCam Partner for Remote Identity Proofing, Trusted Identities
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and NotaryCam announced a new service allowing healthcare providers and consumers to conveniently, remotely and securely prove their identities. Remote Identity Proofing Service Issuing Trusted Identities (RIPSITI™) eliminates the need for costly face-to-face identity proofing by offering a 100% remote process through the Internet and NotaryCam. RIPSITI automatically provides a trusted digital identity and Direct secure email address to appropriate health care providers and consumers.

Treating the Whole Person: Interoperability and Coordinated Care in Action
Nearly 70 percent of adults with behavioral health conditions also have co-occurring physical health issues, according to a study by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. In addition, people with serious mental illness (SMI) in the U.S. die on average 25 years earlier than those without a mental illness. These early deaths are not attributable directly to mental illness, but more often to untreated co-occurring physical health issues such as diabetes, asthma and heart disease. Read press release.

RelayHealth Direct Messaging Solution Achieves DirectTrust Accreditation
RelayHealth (@RelayHealthannounced that DirectTrust, a non-profit healthcare industry alliance that advances secure and trusted heath information exchange by the Direct Protocol, has awarded RelayHealth’s Direct Messaging solution full accreditation in the DirectTrust Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle.

Surescripts Advances Nationwide Healthcare Interoperability with Broad Implementation of National Record Locator Service
Surescripts (@Surescripts), the nation’s largest health information network, will implement its National Record Locator Service with electronic health record (EHR) vendors eClinicalWorks, Epic, and Greenway Health, enabling more than 480,000 providers to utilize the technology to locate and exchange patient health records stored in any healthcare location across the country. CVS Health, one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), supports this and all efforts to improve physician connectivity to vital records.

Challenges, Solutions to Clinical Document Exchange Addressed by Inofile Leaders, Kno2TM Technology at HIMSS
Inofile announced it will be actively helping post-acute care providers overcome the challenges of clinical document exchange at HIMSS through workshops, on-site expertise and other resources, including a recently sponsored InfoBrief detailing the impacts of paper-based workflows by leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC.