Weekly Rundown – 10-24-13

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.

WebChartMD’s Big Data Tool Expands Use of Unstructured Data in Healthcare

WebChartMD  announced a new technology solution designed to bring a higher level of value to healthcare data found within unstructured free-text documents.  The technology, built on dramatically different database architecture, enables searches and analytics on millions of documents within seconds, and represents the next generation of data management in healthcare.  Read press release.

Cloud EHR Provider Royal Solutions Group Deploys CPOE, HIE-as-a-Service and Patient Portal for Brio San Antonio

Royal Solutions Group LLC, provider of EHR-as-a-Service solutions to the Healthcare industry, recently deployed Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) coupled with its well-established Patient Portal and HIE-as-a-service model at Brio San Antonio, a diagnostic imaging center in San Antonio, TX. The Report Guard® product is the backbone of the HIE platform, working behind the scenes to connect to external EMR systems without the use of a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. Royal Solutions Group CMO, Rafal Pisarski says: “Eliminating the necessity for VPN eliminates cost and maintenance, as well as a common point-of-failure between interoperable systems.  When your VPN fails, your communication fails. Much like financial systems today, patient medical information cannot afford downtime.” Royal’s centralized connectivity options now expedite communication, automate workflows between systems and allow for information sharing that was otherwise a manual process. This combination of security, software innovation, flexible integration with existing workflows and a wide range of information management options deliver unbeatable ROI and interoperability. Read press release.

Medicity Recognized as a Top-Tier Provider of Health Information Exchange (HIE) Solutions in Chilmark Research’s Evaluation of the HIE Market

Medicity, the health information exchange (HIE) network provider preparing organizations for population health management, was recognized as a top-tier HIE vendor by Chilmark Research in its recently released 2013 HIE Market Report: Analysis and Trends.

Chilmark Research’s 2013 evaluation highlights Medicity’s significant market presence, growth and stability in a volatile market. The report notes the company’s large gains in the enterprise market — HIEs privately managed by health systems. Medicity has long been recognized by analysts such as Chilmark, KLAS and IDC Health Insights as the vendor with the largest footprint in the enterprise market. Read press release.

Surescripts Broadens Clinical Network to Include MEDITECH and Vitera

Surescripts has expanded its clinical network to serve a broad range of care providers across ambulatory and acute care settings and enable greater care coordination through enhanced information exchange. MEDITECH and Vitera Healthcare Solutions have connected to the Surescripts network to provide their users with Direct secure messaging capabilities integrated within their existing electronic health record (EHR) software. Hospitals and IDNs served by these EHRs will be able to select Surescripts as their health information service provider (HISP) to connect to care providers within a healthcare community through a single point of connectivity. Read press release.