HIE Rundown 7-08-16

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.

Validic Forms Strategic Relationship With SAP To Accelerate Utilization Of Patient Health Data
Validic (@validic), a digital health platform company providing seamless access to patient-generated health data, announced a strategic relationship with SAP. Through this strategic relationship, healthcare and life science organizations can accelerate the development and delivery of patient-centered solutions to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and provide a personalized approach to medicine. This announcement was made at the SAP Personalized Medicine Forum in Bonn, Germany.

In New Hampshire, Fighting Through Public HIE Barriers (Parts 1 & 2)
In Part one of an interview published last week, Jeff Loughlin, executive director of the New Hampshire Health Information Organization (NHHIO) (@NHHIO_org), talked about how his health information exchange (HIE) organization has had a “survival of the fittest” mindset since its creation, largely to do with New Hampshire being one of the last states to receive federal funding to get its HIE up and running. In Part two of the interview with Loughlin discusses several other issues with Healthcare Informatics, including taking a look at other challenges the HIE has, how NHHIO is providing value to its members, and the organization’s plan to stay sustainable in the future.

CCO is first Cerner HIE with DoD connection
Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO) (@CCOOklahomaannounces a true system to system connection serving the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Implemented in conjunction with Cerner and Browsersoft, as technology partners — the system is available from June 28, 2016.

MediPortal Joins National Association for Trusted Exchange to Broaden Patient Ownership of Medical Records
The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) welcomed its newest member, MediPortal. MediPortal is a patient centric, untethered personal health record (PHR) exchange system that provides a secure aggregated view of health and fitness data, enabling patients, providers and payors to securely communicate, view and share information that will lead to healthier outcomes.

DSS, Inc. Releases New Version of Open Source EHR, vxVistA, to Healthcare IT Community
Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.) (@DSSHealthIT), a provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal, private and public healthcare organizations, announced the release of the latest vxVistA Open Source electronic health record (EHR) version 15.0 under Apache 2.0 license. The latest version of vxVistA will improve workflow efficiency, enable interoperability and enhance patient safety through modernizing the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) legacy system. Hospitals, clinics, physician practices and community health organizations are able to access vxVistA 15.0 via The VistA Extensions Hub.

Vital Launches Application Neutral Architecture (ANA) to Deliver Advanced Interoperability and Workflow
Vital Images, Inc. (Vital) (@Vital_Images), a Minneapolis-based advanced medical imaging and informatics company,  announced the launch of the latest addition to its enterprise clinical data suite ­– the application neutral architecture (ANA) platform. This next-generation approach focuses on customer-centered vendor interoperability, rather than creating additional silos of large data prevalent in the “big bang” VNA realm. The company launched its ANA in booth 106 at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), June 29 – July 1 in Portland, Ore.