Weekly HIE Rundown 10-15-13

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.

ICA Expands Strategic Interoperability Offerings through Connectivity with MEDITECH
NASHVILLE, TN – ICA, a leading provider of strategic interoperability technology, announced that its CareAlign® interoperability platform is now fully connected with the MEDITECH EHR system as evidenced by Newton Medical Center. The Kansas-based medical center is a participant in the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) and is operational with the MEDITECH EHR; this connectivity through ICA allows it to exchange continuity of care documents (CCDs) via Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS).

The integration of ICA’s technology with MEDITECH and multiple other EHR systems supports broader care coordination goals of providers within care delivery networks, no matter if they are part of health information exchanges (HIEs) or not. Through XDS, these organizations can register, distribute and access patient electronic information in document format across enterprises.

Georgia Dept of Community Health Launches Statewide HIE Network with Truven Health Analytics
ANN ARBOR, MI – Truven Health Analytics and the Georgia Department of Community Health announced the launch of a statewide health information exchange (HIE) network, known as the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN).

The GaHIN utilizes Truven Health to provide clinicians throughout the state with a longitudinal patient history at the point of care by securely capturing real-time clinical and administrative data from electronic medical records, healthcare claims, Georgia Medicaid, Public Health Georgia Registry for Immunization Services (GRITS) and many other sources.

Greenway First Ambulatory Health IT Provider to Join Healtheway and Support eHealth Exchange
CARROLLTON, GA – Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. continues its industry leadership role in fostering interoperability and data liquidity to improve care coordination and outcomes by becoming the first ambulatory HIT solutions provider to join Healtheway, Inc. and support the national eHealth Exchange. Healtheway is a public-private collaborative that promotes health information interoperability to improve patient care, streamline disability benefit claims and enhance public health reporting.  Read the press release.

Foothold Technology’s AWARDS Electronic Health Record Achieves Interoperability to Participate in Any HIE
NEW YORK – Foothold Technology, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) software for behavioral healthcare and human service providers, announced that the Foothold AWARDS software application has achieved successful testing of data exchanges with several health information exchanges (HIEs) and is now fully interoperable. This success marks the beginning of Foothold’s Interoperability Center, which is enabling healthcare providers in any Health Home or other coordinated care model across the country to participate in safe, secure, HIPAA-compliant data exchanges as required by the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Partners HealthCare Standardizes on InterSystems Platform for Breakthroughs in Connected Care
BOSTON & CAMBRIDGE, MA – Partners HealthCare, one of the nation’s leading integrated health systems, and InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected care, announced that Partners has selected InterSystems HealthShare® as an enterprise platform for strategic interoperability. InterSystems’ advanced software technology will replace several existing integration engines and enable Partners to pursue consolidation of its financial and clinical systems onto one electronic health record (EHR) platform, supporting Partners’ vision to be a more agile, integrated, and efficient healthcare system.

Harris Healthcare Solutions Achieves Critical Milestone in Secure Exchange of Health Information
MELBOURNE, FL & WASHINGTON – Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has successfully deployed its Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite solution enabling the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to securely exchange health information. The SOA Suite is now “production capable” which means it is certified and available to register clinical or business process applications and manage communications.

The deployment is a critical milestone in a multi-year, $80 million healthcare integration contract awarded to Harris in March 2012. The SOA Suite enables the seamless communication between disparate healthcare applications at the VA and DoD, allowing information sharing and clinical collaboration never before possible between the agencies. Read the press release.