HIE Rundown – 7/02/14

HIE Weekly RundownHealth Information Exchange News & Announcements

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.

NextGen Healthcare and Mirth Launch Enterprise Interoperability Platform
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC (@NextGen), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, and its sister company, Mirth, LLC, a global leader in health information technology, announced the launch of NextGen® Share, a national Health Information Service Provider (HISP) enabling clients to connect with external providers using industry standards widely adopted by ONC 2014 Edition certified EHR products. NextGen Share equips providers with Direct Secure Messaging capabilities for efficient coordination of care and meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 Transitions of Care objectives.  Read press release.

 Orion Health™ Rhapsody® Integration Engine Selected by Leading Healthcare Organizations
Orion Health (@OrionHealth), a leading global, privately-held eHealth software organization, announced that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN) have signed four year contracts to implement Orion Health’s Rhapsody Integration Engine®. Rhapsody enables the secure electronic sharing of patient data, achieving real-time connectivity from any system to any system, streamlining processes and reducing operational costs for effective care coordination.  Read press release.

New York eHealth Collaborative, Coordinator of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, Achieves DirectTrust.org/EHNAC Accreditation
The New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC)(@NYeHealth)—which is coordinating development of New York’s electronic health records network, known as the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (the SHIN-NY)—announced it has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) from DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).  Read press release.

PointClickCare Strengthens Interoperability in Senior Care with Industry’s First Fully Integrated Continuity of Care Document
Continuing in its efforts to enhance the communications between senior care providers, hospitals, and accountable care organizations (ACOs), PointClickCare (@PointClickCare), the leading provider of cloud-base software for senior care, announced new capabilities to integrate continuity of care documents (CCD) and lab results into its EHR platform. This level of integration enables senior care providers to bolster interoperability with their partners and improve connections with their provider networks. These capabilities further PointClickCare’s efforts to enhance the communication between senior care providers, hospitals and accountable care organizations (ACOs), driving better care.  Read press release.

Sutter Health Implements Health Information Exchange Allowing Unaffiliated Providers to Share Critical Patient Information
Sutter Health (@SutterHealth) announced an important step to improving care coordination and clinical quality across Northern California: the launch of a fully integrated health information exchange (HIE) system. Sutter Health is working with Orion Health to build and deploy the HIE, which will allow doctors and hospitals—inside and outside its network of care—to securely share clinical information.  Read press release.

Six New Members Join Mid-States Consortium of Health Information Organizations
The Mid-States Consortium of Health Information Organizations announced that six additional organizations have joined as members. The new health information organization (HIO) members are Illinois Health Information Exchange, Lewis and Clark Information Exchange, Michiana Health Information Network, Tiger Institute Health Alliance, Utah Health Information Network, and the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network. That brings the Mid-States Consortium of HIOs membership to 23 total organizations that span across 18 states in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions.  Read press release.