Weekly HIE Rundown 11-12-13

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.

Michigan Health Information Network Completes Onboarding to eHealth Exchange

The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)  announced completion of the onboarding process with Healtheway to the eHealth Exchange, opening a path for any Michigan qualified data sharing organization to securely share electronic healthcare information with participants in the nationwide eHealth Exchange network, including the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and other states. Read press release.

EXTENSION, Inc. Announces Name Change to Extension Healthcare

EXTENSION, Inc. announced that the company has changed its name to Extension Healthcare and has rebranded its flagship solution – formerly known as EXTENSION® HealthAlert™ – under the name Extension® Engage™. The name Extension Healthcare more accurately reflects the company’s focus on improving healthcare delivery by providing next-generation clinical alarm safety, event driven secure text messaging, and event response solutions to hospitals. Read press release.

Liaison Healthcare and PointClickCare Partner for Lab Connectivity & Interoperability

Liaison Healthcare, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced a strategic partnership with PointClickCare®, the most widely used Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform for the long-term care industry, connecting their EHR platform to more than 120 labs and imaging departments already integrated within the Liaison EMR-Link™ hub, as well as others that provide specific services to the long term care community.  Liaison will also be an exhibitor at the PointClickCare Summit, November 3-6 in San Antonio. Read press release.

Tennessee’s Health eShare Direct Project Reaches Milestone 1,000th Participant

Direct Technology has been adopted by 1,000 healthcare professionals across Tennessee thanks to Health eShare, a statewide initiative through the Office of eHealth Initiatives (OeHI) to implement Direct secure email technology.

In an intensive, four-month effort, Health eShare’s Direct Project team, comprised of OeHI and Qsource, has been working across the state to assist a wide range of individuals and facilities delivering healthcare. Healthcare professionals already participating include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, medical assistants, administrators, and others. Many different types of healthcare organizations are represented such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospice organizations and rehabilitation facilities. Read press release.