Weekly HIE Rundown – 11-1-13

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.

Largest Health Information Exchanges in Michigan Agree to Share Vital Health Records

More Michigan physicians and other healthcare providers than ever before will be able to share medical records electronically under an agreement between the Great Lakes Health Information Exchange and Michigan Health Connect.

The collaboration between the state’s two largest providers of health information exchange means that medical professionals treating about half the people in Michigan will have immediate access to vital medical information via a secure electronic network. More than 3,000 provider offices and 96 hospitals are involved.  Read press release.

SuccessEHS, a Division of Vitera, Selects DataMotion Direct Secure Messaging

DataMotion (www.datamotion.com), an innovative health information service provider (HISP) with more than 14 years of experience in secure data delivery, announced that SuccessEHS, a division of Vitera Healthcare Solutions, has selected its DataMotion Direct secure messaging service. SuccessEHS, a nationally acclaimed vendor providing a single Practice Management and Electronic Health Record solution, integrated DataMotion Direct secure messaging as “relied upon software” to achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2 certification. The company’s SuccessEHS 7.0 and MediaDent 9.0 have each been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. Visit the SuccessEHS website for full certification details.  Read press release.

MRO Launches MRODirect™ for Direct Secure Messaging of Protected Health Information and MROGateway™ Patient Portal Solutions

MRO Corp., a leading provider of technology-driven disclosure management services and applications for healthcare organizations, announces the release of two new integrated services within the company’s suite of HIE offerings:

“As the demands on healthcare providers change, MRO continues to enable facilities with the latest disclosure management and HIE services, and MRODirect and MROGateway are natural extensions of our existing suite of solutions”

  • MRODirect, a standards-based platform for the Direct Secure Messaging (DSM) of protected health information (PHI); and
  • MROGateway, a meaningful use certified patient portal platform through which providers can allow patients to view, download and transmit health information.   Read press release.

Healthland Partners with InteliChart to Support Meaningful Use Stage 2 for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals

Healthland, the nation’s largest provider of integrated solutions to rural community and critical access hospitals, announced that they have partnered with InteliChart, leading provider of patient engagement and HIE technology, adding the InteliChart Patient Portal as its exclusive patient engagement solution. Healthland will integrate InteliChart’s 2014 ONC-certified patient portal with its electronic health records (EHR) solution designed for hospitals and ambulatory clinics. This combined offering will provide Healthland clients with a secure way to exchange health data in accordance with Meaningful Use Stage 2 measures.  Read press release.

IDC Health Insights Arms Health Information Exchange Organizations with Guide to IT Consultants and Systems Integrators

IDC Health Insights announced the availability of a new report, Vendor Assessment: U.S. Health Information Exchange Organizations’ Guide to IT Consultants and System Integrators, (Doc #HI243455), which evaluates the largest IT consulting and systems integration services vendors to the U.S. health information organization (HIO) market. This report is the third in a series published this year (see also: Vendor Assessment: U.S. Healthcare Providers’ Guide to IT Consultants and Systems Integrators (Doc # HI241857); and Vendor Assessment: U.S. Healthcare Payers’ Guide to IT Consultants and Systems Integrators (Doc # HI240501)]. The new report evaluates seven vendors: Accenture, Cognizant, Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), Dell, HCL Technologies (HCL), OptumInsight (Optum), and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).  Read press release.