HIE Rundown 6-3-15

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.

Omnicell Enhances Unity Enterprise Platform to Allow Increased Interoperability for Hospitals and Health Systems
Omnicell, Inc. (@Omnicellannounced the general availability of its Unity enterprise platform, the premier medication and supply automation solution for use in a wide range of patient care venues throughout hospitals and health care systems. The latest 19.5 release now includes enhanced interoperability between the Epic electronic health record (EHR) and the Omnicell® automated dispensing cabinet (ADC) to meet the needs of health care providers. Through a partnership with Codonics, the Unity enterprise platform version 19.5 also includes an interoperable medication safety solution for the operating room that integrates the Omnicell Anesthesia Workstation with the Codonics Safe Label System.

More Than 3,500 Amerigroup Washington Members Improve Health Outcomes Through Voxiva’s Connect4health Mobile Phone Messages
Findings presented at the Medicaid Managed Care Congress showed that Amerigroup Washington members with a TracFone Lifeline phone who are enrolled in Voxiva’s Connect4health (@Voxiva) digital health messaging service were three times more likely to attend their annual physical exam within 90 days of receiving interactive text messages. More than 200,000 Amerigroup members across the country have enrolled in Connect4health—with more than 3,500 in Washington alone.

VorroHealth’s KeyHIE Transform Cited in Community Interoperability and HIE Program Funding Announcement
VorroHealth announced that its KeyHIE™ Transform solution is one of a few select tools long-term and behavioral healthcare providers can use to qualify for $1 million in grant funds to help improve sharing of health information. The grant is available from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange (HIE) Program.

Lawmakers Question Future of Health Exchange
Managers at Connect for Health Colorado earlier this week recommended hiking the user fees from 1.4 percent to as high as 4.5 percent to fund about $54 million a year in expenses, a huge jump from long-promised costs of $26 million a year. At the same time, exchange managers also are pushing for a separate hike in assessments on all health insurance customers in the state — even those who buy insurance outside the state exchange. Read press release.

TIBCO Software Inc. Teams with Secure Exchange Solutions to Help Health Plans Streamline the Exchange of Clinical Data
TIBCO Software Inc. (@TIBCO) has entered into a marketing agreement with Secure Exchange Solutions (@Secure_Exchange) to empower its public and commercial health plan clients to expedite and streamline clinical information exchange. With Secure Exchange Solutions’ cloud-based Direct platform, TIBCO customers gain access to the universal communication mechanism already in place in the healthcare provider setting. Health plans can leverage this Health and Human Services (HHS) mandated service to meet their critical need to improve the collection and dissemination of clinical information. Read press release.

DataMotion Continues Strong Momentum in Healthcare
DataMotion™ (@DataMotionannounced the company continues to experience rapid growth as a leading health information service provider (HISP) of Direct Secure Messaging for electronic health records (EHR) and HIPAA compliant email encryption. A growing number of EHR system vendors, health information exchanges (HIE) and healthcare providers are selecting both DataMotion Direct and DataMotion SecureMail for their interoperability, scalability and rapid deployment capabilities.