HIE Rundown 9-4-15

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.

MEA|NEA Acquires The White Stone Group
MEA|NEA (@MEA_NEAfast), the recognized leader in secure health information exchange for medical and dental providers, announced that it has acquired The White Stone Group, Inc., a best-in class provider of healthcare communication management solutions. This move positions the company to create a single, highly-integrated platform for the secure exchange of protected health information and communication management between patients, providers, payers and health plans.

IdenTrust Achieves Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program From EHNAC and DirectTrust
IdenTrust® (@IdenTrustGov) (Part of HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions), announced it has achieved full accreditation with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) for CA and RA from DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Direct Trusted Agent accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards, HIPAA regulations and the Direct Project.

Greenway Health Partners with Premise Health’s Intel Clinics and eHealth Exchange to Achieve Interoperability Milestone and Connect Care in Oregon; Similar Project Begun in Arizona
The nation’s first and most comprehensive bi-directional data exchange project utilizing the national eHealth Exchange to connect ambulatory clinic, hospital, health plan, outpatient surgery and multi-specialty integrated delivery settings is live and serving patients in the Portland, Oregon area. The project has been a collaboration between Greenway Health (@greenway), its customer Premise Health and a number of prominent ambulatory and acute-care providers that use information solutions from Greenway and Epic Systems. See press release.

Alameda County EMS Adopts Pre-Hospital Records and Hospital Interoperability Software from Beyond Lucid Technologies for its Community Paramedicine Program
Alameda County Emergency Medical Services and the City of Alameda Fire Department have deployed new software to support an emerging prehospital healthcare model. In conjunction with the Affordable Care Act, “Community Paramedicine / Mobile Integrated Health” aims to avoid hospital readmissions and refer patients who frequently use the 9-1-1 system to alternate community resources that may be more appropriate to address routine non-emergent care and mental health needs.

Frost & Sullivan’s GIL 2015: Silicon Valley Event Identifies Opportunities Surrounding Connected Health Technology
Innovations in digital health drive new technology expectations for healthcare payers and providers as well as deliver new tools to consumers. Frost & Sullivan (@Frost_Sullivan), the growth partnership company, announced the Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL): Silicon Valley event will feature a Visionary Innovation Think Tank on the Connected Healthcare industry to examine the demands and transformation of the market.

Axway Delivers B2B Integration and API Management in the Cloud to Power OneHealthPort’s Health Information Exchange
Healthcare organizations today face increasing challenges with automating, integrating and securing the exchange of protected health information (PHI) throughout the healthcare ecosystem, all while improving the quality of care and containing rising costs. Axway (@Axway), a market leader in governing the flow of data, announced that OneHealthPort has renewed its partnership with Axway to provide a Health Information Exchange (HIE) for managing millions of standardized transactions across its healthcare value chain. By leveraging both Axway Cloud B2B Managed Service and Cloud API Management Service, powered by the Axway 5 Suite, OneHealthPort offers enhanced services that enable healthcare organizations to securely exchange information by simplifying workflows, lowering risk and reducing operational costs.