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.
DirectTrust Continues Steady Growth in Number of Direct Exchange Users, Addresses and Transactions during First Quarter
DirectTrust (@DirectTrustorg) announced continued steady growth in the number of Direct exchange users, addresses and transactions. The organization also announced the addition of six new members since the beginning of the year. DirectTrust is a 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.
Provider-Owned Health Plans Seek CAQH CORE Certification
The CAQH (@CAQH) Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange® (CORE®) announced that provider-owned health plans are seeking CAQH CORE Certification to go above and beyond regulatory requirements and improve electronic information sharing. To date, Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Providence Health Plan and UPMC Health Plan have completed testing and have been awarded certifications.
ZeOmega® Releases 2017 Updates to Integrated Patient Assessments
ZeOmega® Inc. (@ZeOmega) has released the annual update of its integrated patient assessments for the Jiva™ population health management solution. The release features new rules and assessments for care transitions and post-discharge monitoring, along with updated and consolidated clinical content. It also now reflects clinical and guideline references to National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) guidelines for health plan, case management, and disease management, along with long-term support services (LTSS), quality indicators, patient-centered medical home (PCMH), and managed behavioral health organizations.
Gartner Recognizes Innovaccer as One of the Emerging Companies in Healthcare Data Integration and Exchange Space in Its Population Health Market Report
Innovaccer Inc. (@innovaccer), a healthcare analytics company offering comprehensive population health management to aid the value-based transition, has been recognized as one of the emerging companies in the healthcare data integration space in a Gartner (@Gartner_inc) report entitled, “Healthcare Provider CIOs Need to Stay on Course and Procure a Population Health Solution 07 February 2017, Laura Craft.”
ONC Releases Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework Document
In 2015, the ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) released Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap (the Roadmap). The Roadmap lays out a series of “calls to action” and “commitments” aimed at focusing public and private efforts toward the Roadmap’s 2024 end-state where nationwide interoperability enables a learning health system. The purpose of the Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework (the Framework) is to determine the nation’s progress in implementing interoperability standards in health information technology (health IT) and the use of the standards as a way to measure progress towards nationwide interoperability. Additionally, the Framework will help identify specific barriers to standards implementation and use that need to be addressed. This is now open to pubic comment.
ImageMoverMD Announces EHR-Integrated Solution to Import Outside Medical Images
ImageMoverMD (@ImageMoverMD), a provider of enterprise solutions that integrate medical images with electronic health record systems, announced the availability of ImageMover Media. ImageMover Media is a universal, web-based solution to import DICOM and non-DICOM medical images. The solution is available to new and existing customers immediately.
Lifetrack Medical Systems Announces US FDA Approval of its Next Generation PACS for Distributed Radiology
Lifetrack Medical Systems Inc. announced US FDA approval of its Lifesys™ PACS, the first 4th generation PACS enabling truly distributed radiology for better healthcare. Already deployed in Southeast Asia and South Asia, Lifetrack’s patented platform is extending the reach of high quality medicine by greatly simplifying and speeding deployment of digital radiology, all while significantly reducing costs, and solving the greatest challenges of bringing high quality diagnostic reporting to large underserved populations.
Articles and posts on interoperability and health information exchange we found worth sharing:
- HealthData Management (@HDMmagazine) – ONC considers interoperability standards measurement framework , by Greg Slabodkin
- Healthcare Informatics (@HCInformatics) – The Sequoia Project Touts Interoperability Growth in Fifth Year, by Rajiv Leventhal
- Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) – Price vows to cut Health IT regulations, by Kimberly Leonard
- Journal of AHIMA (@AHIMAResources) – AHIMA Urges Congress to Maintain Health IT Initiatives Funding in 21st Century Cures Act, by Mary Butler
- HomeCare (@HomeCareMag) – Is a Lack of Interoperability Holding Back the Homecare System?, by Greg Strobel