Weekly HIE Rundown 9-19-13

HIE Weekly RundownHealth Information Exchange News

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.

Southern Prairie Community Care Chooses Sandlot Solutions as Partner in Patient Health Information Management

Sandlot Solutions, a healthcare information technology company, and Southern Prairie Community Care, an accountable care organization (ACO), announced a new partnership that will support the management of health information for thousands of Medicaid patients across dozens of physician groups and multiple health facilities located in 12 rural counties in southwestern Minnesota. The two organizations will work together to create the infrastructure needed to support the ACO and its partners. Southern Prairie Community Care will deploy Sandlot Connect, Sandlot Dimensions and Sandlot Metrix. Sandlot Connect and Dimensions are core Sandlot components that gather and sort patient information that providers can access at the point of care. Further, Sandlot Metrix provides health data analytics, in the physicians’ EMR, to enhance individual care management and ultimately population health management.

Quality Systems, Inc. Acquires Mirth Corporation

Quality Systems, Inc. announced it has acquired Mirth Corporation, a global leader in health information technology that helps clients achieve interoperability. The acquisition will enhance the Company’s current enterprise interoperability initiatives and broaden its accountable and collaborative care, population health, disease management and clinical data exchange offerings.

Medflow Selects DataMotion Direct Secure Messaging for Exchange of Electronic Health Records

MORRISTOWN, NJ – DataMotion, an innovative health information service provider (HISP) with more than 14 years of experience in secure data delivery, announced that Medflow, Inc., the leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) for ophthalmology, has selected its DataMotion Direct secure messaging service. Shortly after the selection, Medflow achieved 2014 ONC-ACB certification using DataMotion Direct secure messaging as “relied upon software.” Read the press release.

Health Dialog Selected by Maine Community Health Options to Provide Total Population Health Solution

Health Dialog announced that it has been selected by Maine Community Health Options (MCHO) to implement a total population health solution that will empower members to maintain or adopt positive health behaviors and to make more informed choices about their healthcare.

Allscripts And Inovalon Enter Into Strategic Agreement

Inovalon, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, announced that Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) and Inovalon have entered into a multi-year agreement that enables Inovalon’s advanced healthcare data analytics for payers to leverage Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) Platform to improve clinical and quality outcomes and financial performance. Read the press release.

Artemis Health Group Integrates Health Language to Support Regulatory Compliance and Interoperability in Ambulatory EHR and PM Offerings

Artemis Health Group, Inc. has selected its Health Language® applications to promote clinical documentation, regulatory compliance and interoperability in the Artemis suite of OB-GYN electronic health record (EHR), practice management and patient engagement solutions. They will utilize the advanced Language Engine® and Provider Friendly Terminology to normalize data into standard terminologies and enhance diagnosis and problem search, ensuring compliance with Meaningful Use and ICD-10. Health Language solutions will also be leveraged to make interoperability a reality between the company’s EHR and practice management solution.