Weekly HIE Rundown 8-14-13

HIE Weekly RundownHIE Continues to Expand and Get Support

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.

Whittier IPA Selects Alere Accountable Care Solutions for HIE

Newburyport, MA – Whittier Independent Practice Association (Whittier IPA), of Newburyport, Massachusetts, announced that it has signed an agreement with Alere Accountable Care Solutions to build a community-wide health information exchange (HIE). With Alere Accountable Care Solutions HIE, The Whittier IPA physicians now have state-of-the art tools for coordinating and managing care that puts them in the forefront of modern health care. Read the press release.

Predixion Software and Indiana Health Information Exchange Form Strategic Partnership

San Juan Capistrano. CA and Indianapolis, IN – Predixion Software, a developer of collaborative predictive analytics solutions, and the Indiana Health Information Exchange Inc. (IHIE) announced today a strategic partnership to jointly develop predictive health analytics solutions to be offered by IHIE to accountable care organizations (ACOs) and hospitals across Indiana. More than 90 of Indiana’s 120 hospitals are connected to IHIE, a private non-profit company, which is governed by a multi-institutional board of leaders from hospitals and health care stakeholders, as well as a data governance body with representation from healthcare providers, payers, state government and patients. The first module available from the collaboration will be Predixion Readmission Insight™, a predictive solution for reducing preventable hospital readmissions. Read the press release.

InterSystems HealthShare Receives Interoperability Certification

Cambridge, MA -InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected care, announced the InterSystems HealthShare® strategic informatics platform has received IHE USA certification for health IT interoperability and security. Under the independent certification program, a joint initiative of the nonprofit IHE USA and ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon that offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, InterSystems HealthShare is among the first healthcare IT products to receive interoperability certification – helping healthcare organizations move forward on the path to connected care. Read the press release.

NextGen Healthcare and Clinical Architecture Partner to Improve Clinical Data Exchange

Horsham, PA -NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced the selection of Clinical Architecture’s Symedical® Server for its terminology integration architecture. Employing this integration architecture will enhance interoperability and clinical terminology management within the NextGen® Hospital Solutions suite. Read the press release.