HIE Rundown 5-27-16

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.

2016 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT
Congratulations are in order for 2 State HIE CEOs who made HealthDataManagement’s (@HDMmagazine) 2016 list of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT: Jan Lee, MD, CEO, Delaware Health Information Network (@DHIN_HIE)and Teresa Rivera, CEO, Utah Health Information Network (#UHIN). Awards were handed out in three categories: thought leaders, provider/payer executives and CIOs/IT leaders. All were honored on May 12th in Boston. Check out the complete list here.

Regional Behavioral Health Authorities Support Statewide HIE Integration Plan
Arizona’s three regional behavioral health authorities (RBHAs) have joined in a statewide plan to integrate physical and behavioral health in the statewide health information exchange (HIE), The Network, operated by the non-profit Arizona Health-e Connection (@AzHeC). Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (Mercy Maricopa); Health Choice Integrated Care; and Cenpatico Integrated Care have made a significant investment in the plan that will connect behavioral health providers to the statewide network and integrate access to physical and behavioral health information into workflows and clinical decision making.

DirectTrust Experiences Continued Steady Growth in Number of Direct Exchange Users, Addresses and Transactions During First Quarter
DirectTrust (@DirectTrustorgannounced continued steady growth in the number of Direct exchange users, addresses and transactions. The organization also announced the addition of eight 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.

ONC Precision Medicine Task Force Task Force Reports Recommendations
One of the charges to the Precision Medicine Task Force is to identify standards for uses cases to support interoperability of data types that are critical to PMI-type research and prioritize piloting the exchange of those data types based on a phased approach, that would incorporate most structured/coded data first and add additional data types in subsequent pilot phases. The recommendations in their resent report are threefold: 1) interoperability and data reciprocity 2) policy considerations, and 3) standards and APIs.

Military Health System improving, expanding information sharing
Starting in just a month, health records will be shared electronically, securely, effectively and efficiently throughout the entire Military Health System, plus the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other federal and private sector partners. As part of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Health Information Exchange Initiative, the Military Health System joins the eHealth Exchange enterprise-wide on June 1.

The HIMSS Health Information Exchange Community Opens the HIE Measures & Enterprise Survey
The HIMSS (@HIMSS) Health Information Exchange Community in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical College (@WeillCornellinvites HIMSS members interested in health information exchange (HIE) to participate in an anonymous, 10 minute online survey about individual organization’s experience with HIE. The survey will be open through July 1. The HIMSS HIE community provides professionals working in or hosting HIEs with opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, problem solving and education. The community serves as the central convening point for HIE professionals to share ideas, make connections, learn best practices and leverage opportunities in a collaborative virtual environment.

ZeOmega and McKesson Announce Strategic Partnership to Advance Payer-Provider Collaboration
ZeOmega®Inc. (@ZeOmega) announced an agreement to integrate ZeOmega’s Jiva™ population health management solution with McKesson’s InterQual® Connect™ authorization and connectivity solution. Jiva delivers high-value, strategic solutions enabling payers and care-delivery organizations to improve individual health and provider performance. McKesson InterQual Connect is the first cloud-based medical review service with authorization connectivity, ushering in a new streamlined approach to utilization management. When integrated into Jiva, the power of cloud connectivity is unleashed to give payers and providers an efficient workflow to automate authorization—all without ever leaving Jiva, making it fast, easy, and cost-effective to implement and deploy.