HIE Rundown 7-29-16

HIE-200Health 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.

Over 8.8 Million New Yorkers Have Given Consent to Healthcare Professionals to Allow Access of Healthcare Records
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) (@NYeHealthannounced that the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) holds records for over 40 million patients, processes over 2.8 million transactions a month, and has over 62,000 users. Participating in the network, allows doctors and patients to easily access health records across the state.

South Carolina Medical Association to Partner With KaMMCO Health Solutions for Statewide Interoperability and Analytics Tools
Physicians and healthcare professionals nationwide are in the midst of unparalleled industry transformation. Successful adoption of the new performance- based delivery and payment models will rely heavily upon interoperability and development of actionable intelligence through analytics. South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) (@SCMedAssoc) has recognized these as critical factors for their statewide membership and is pleased to announce a new partnership with KaMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) in support of their mission to improve health of South Carolinians through both interoperability and transformative data analytics.

Inovalon and athenahealth Partner to Deliver Real-Time EHR Data Integration
Inovalon (@InovalonInc), a technology company providing advanced, cloud-based analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with athenahealth, Inc. (@athenahealth), a provider of network-enabled services and mobile applications for healthcare providers nationwide. Together, the organizations will work to establish interoperability between Inovalon’s advanced healthcare data aggregation and analytics platform and athenaNet®, athenahealth’s single nationwide network of 80,000 healthcare providers.

DirectTrust Shows Continued Growth in Number of Direct Exchange Users, Addresses and Transactions During Second Quarter
DirectTrust (@DirectTrustorgannounced that the number of Direct exchange users, addresses and transactions continues to grow steadily. The organization also announced the addition of two new members who joined the alliance in June. 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.

HHS Issues Funding Opportunities for Information Sharing and Analysis Organization for Health and Public Health Sector
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) (@HHSGov) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) (@ONC_HealthIT) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) (@PHEgovannounced two cooperative agreement funding opportunities for an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) for the Healthcare and Public Health sector.

Phase 1 winners of Consumer Health Data Aggregator and Provider User Experience Challenges
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) (@ONC_HealthITannounced the Phase 1 winners of two application (app) challenges to make electronic health information easier to access and use for both consumers and providers. Applicants were challenged to use the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard and open application programming interfaces (APIs), which are modern resources that make it easier to retrieve and share information superseding what currently exist in most EHRs.

DSS, Inc. Introduces Secure Direct Messaging to Improve Care Delivery for Hospitals and Health Systems
Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS) (@DSSHealthIT), a provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal, private and public healthcare organizations, announced the availability of a Direct Messaging system that allows payers, providers and health systems to securely share information, replacing time consuming manual processes, reducing overhead costs and enhancing patient engagement. These new capabilities are integrated with DSS’ EHR system, vxVistA, through the Access My Records (AMR) Portal Suite and will expand the company’s best-of-breed portfolio to enable information exchange in a verified environment with unlimited points of connection.