HIE Rundown 7-8-15

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.

DataMotion Introduces New API Program for Healthcare Enabling Developers and Integrators to Capitalize on Booming EHR Interoperability and Encryption Markets
According to industry research, healthcare’s need for improved efficiency, service delivery, patient safety, communication between patients and providers, as well as patient access to information, will push the global electronic health record (EHR) market to $29.81 billion by 2022. At the same time, continued data breaches and increasing compliance regulations have made protecting data a foremost concern of executives, with projections for the global encryption software market alone to grow from $1.85 billion in 2014 to $4.82 billion by 2019. To help developers and integrators capitalize on these opportunities, DataMotion (@DataMotion) has announced a comprehensive, new API program enabling scalable, fast and easy integration of its Direct Secure Messaging and SecureMail services into third party solutions and services.

Parks Associates Report Smart Home Platforms for Health Addresses Connected Health and IoT Opportunities for the Smart Home
Parks Associates (@ParksAssociatesannounced a digital health industry report examining the potential of smart home platforms to support home-based connected health applications and services. Smart Home Platforms for Health notes, in a survey of smart home use cases, over 40% of U.S. broadband households are interested in the ability to receive medical alerts via a smartphone or other connected platform.

Greenway Health Launches Interoperability University to Train Tomorrow’s Technology Innovators
Interoperability — the secure, free-flowing sharing of data among information systems and healthcare providers, patients and payers — is an essential foundation for improving care coordination and both financial and clinical outcomes. But knowledgeable experts in this critical field are often in short supply. Greenway Health™ (@greenway), named one of Georgia’s top 10 most innovative companies by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), has developed a program that recruits and trains people to become the interoperability experts of today and tomorrow through the new Greenway Interoperability University.

Gov. Abbott Signs HB 2641, AKA ‘Ken’s Bill,’ Improving Data Interoperability for Texas Public Health
OZ Systems (@OZSystems), in conjunction with the Texas e-Health Alliance (TeHA), this week celebrates Governor Abbot’s signing of “Ken’s Bill” (HB 2641), which will promote improved and expanded health data interoperability for Texas public health. Dr. Pool was president of the board of directors of the Texas e-Health Alliance when the bill was drafted, and TeHA is credited with pulling together a broad coalition of stakeholders – hospital associations and medical associations, among others – that saw the bill through to passage.

Benefitfocus Partners with HealthTap to Add End-to-End Virtual Care to Its New Voluntary Benefits Store
Benefitfocus, Inc. (@Benefitfocus), a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions, has partnered with HealthTap to make it easier for employers, carriers, brokers and consumers to add virtual healthcare services to their benefits packages. BENEFITFOCUS® Platform users will be able to select HealthTap on the same platform that they use to enroll in their traditional benefits via a Benefitfocus voluntary benefit exchange and consultation solution – Benefitstore.

Community Health Partnership (CHP) Provider Network Connecting To Colorado Health Information Exchange
Community Health Partnership (CHP), a coalition of more than 25 provider organizations in southern Colorado, announced that it has signed an agreement to connect to the CORHIO (Colorado Regional Health Information Organization) (@CORHIO) health information exchange (HIE) network.

Quality Systems, Inc.’s Mirth Selected by HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Mirth, LLC (@MirthLLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a global leader in health information technology, announced that HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. (HSX), a non-profit health information exchange (HIE) organization, will deploy various Mirth® Solutions to enable the secure electronic exchange of patient health records and claims data throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Ateb Selects Secure Exchange for Pharmacy Connectivity
Ateb, Inc. (@atebpharmacysol), the industry’s leading provider of pharmacy-based patient care solutions with over 500,000 active pharmacy patients nationwide, has selected Secure Exchange Solutions to help Ateb’s pharmacy partners fully participate in patient care management.