HIE Rundown 5-26-17
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.
Feedback Wanted on Ways to Measure the Implementation and Use of Interoperability Standards
To address this challenge, ONC (@) has released for public comment a proposed measurement framework which seeks to gain consensus on industry-wide measures to assess the implementation and use of standards. ONC recognizes the critical role that health IT developers, health information exchange organizations, and health care organizations will need to play to develop an agreed upon set of measures to assess the implementation and use of standards.
Kno2 Partners with BlueStrata EHR to Enable Secure Electronic Patient Document Exchange with Long-Term Care Providers
Kno2™ (@Kno2), the company that optimizes patient document exchange for everyone in healthcare, announced a partnership agreement with BlueStrata EHR, a developer of affordable, cloud-based, software as a service (SaaS) clinical and financial electronic health record (EHR) solutions for the long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) industry.
OhMD Partners with athenahealth’s ‘More Disruption Please’ Program to Bring Secure Texting to Patients and Physicians
OhMD (@OhMDapp), a HIPAA-compliant texting platform for patients and healthcare professionals, announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through athenahealth’s ‘More Disruption Please’ (MDP) program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, this newly integrated application is now available to athenahealth’s growing network of more than 99,000 healthcare providers for more efficient communication between patients, colleagues, and other healthcare professionals through secure text messaging.
Change Healthcare is first Health IT Member to join Hyperledger
Hyperledger (@Hyperledger), a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced eight new members have joined their project. The first Health IT vendor, Change Healthcare was among the group. “Blockchain is a promising and exciting new technology for secure online transactions,” said Aaron Symanski, CTO, Change Healthcare. “But it’s crucial that healthcare leaders step up to champion innovation to help take blockchain from its early implementations to tomorrow’s healthcare IT solutions. I look forward to collaborating with Hyperledger members to help develop an open, distributed ledger technology that makes secure and safe financial interoperability work better in healthcare and beyond.”
ACR Data Science Institute™ to Guide Artificial Intelligence Use in Medical Imaging
Launched on May 21, 2017, the American College of Radiology (ACR) (@RadiologyACR) Data Science Institute™ (DSI) will work with government, industry and others to guide and facilitate the appropriate development and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help radiologists improve medical imaging care.
GRM Solution Delivers Consolidated Patient Records for Healthcare Industry
Leveraging its unique combination of physical and digital records management expertise, GRM (@GRMDocumentMgmt) has introduced a Patient Chart Management Platform designed to provide healthcare organizations with a means of compiling and managing consolidated patient records.
PokitDok Advances Healthcare Smart Contracts with Intel® Blockchain Technology
PokitDok (@PokitDok) announced that it has selected the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Sawtooth™, as its premier platform for recording DokChain healthcare transactions. Hyperledger Sawtooth is an open source blockchain project contributed by Intel. PokitDok’s announcement represents a step forward in the development of blockchain smart contracts that can manage and resolve patient identities, control access to personal health records, automatically adjudicate healthcare claims, and power a complex supply chain for medical environments.
DirectTrust Reports 76 Percent Year-over-Year Increase in Direct Exchange Transactions
DirectTrust (@DirectTrustorg), the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that supports the exchange of personal health information (PHI) between provider organizations and between provider and patients, has reported continued, steady growth in the number of Direct exchange users, addresses and transactions during the first quarter of 2017.
Rhode Island Quality Institute and Providence VA Medical Center Integrate Services to Better Share Information and Coordinate Care and Treatment of Rhode Island Veterans
Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) (@RIQI_Org) and Providence VA Medical Center (VAMC) announced a significant step forward in improving the quality and safety of healthcare for RI Veterans. For the first time, healthcare providers at the VA and those in the RI community can now quickly and easily share medical information to better coordinate and improve care and treatment for Veterans.
Colorado Health Information Exchange Launches Emerging FHIR Technology to Improve Data Access and Patient Care
CORHIO (@CORHIO) announced the successful launch of a new technology innovation that will make healthcare data even more portable in Colorado. CORHIO CEO Morgan Honea made the announcement at the Prime Health Innovation Summit in Denver.
New Cross-Specialty Taskforce to Tackle the Next Level in Interoperability for Provider-Payer Exchanges
Secure Exchange Solutions (@Secure_Exchange), an independent health information services provider, announced the formation of a cross-specialty Innovation Messaging Group Taskforce to set industry standards for transactions and communications to support the complex clinical data exchanges that take place between providers and plans. This next level of structured formats will contribute to improved workflows for providers, plans, and suppliers by streamlining the acquisition of provider digital signatures and the exchange of clinical documentation needed to support orders, pre- and post-claim needs.