HIE Rundown – 9-07-18
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.
News and Noted
We just launched the Zen SHIEC resource center online – a handy resource for #HIEs and SHIEC members for the #SHIEC18 conference and all things Zen! Check it out. #HIE https://t.co/ZdRXJik3c5 pic.twitter.com/Kowkry3KIA
— Zen Healthcare IT (@zenhealthcareit) August 20, 2018
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Selects Edifecs to Drive FHIR Adoption
Edifecs, Inc. (@edifecs), a global health information technology solutions company, announced it has been selected by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) (@BCBSAssociation) to help drive adoption of HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). Edifecs’ user-friendly Edifecs XEngine Server Module for FHIR will be offered to Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies to support the rapid deployment of HL7 FHIR data standards with minimal training required.
Healthix Partners with Verato Universal™ MPI to Provide EMPI Services
Verato, Inc. (@Verato_Software), a provider of cloud-based patient matching solutions, announced that Healthix, the largest public Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the country, will replace its previous enterprise master patient index (EMPI) system with the Verato Universal™ MPI to improve its patient matching as part of its move to a HITRUST-certified cloud infrastructure. The Verato Universal MPI is a HITRUST-certified software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that harnesses the power of Referential Matching technology to deliver the most accurate patient matching available in the market place today.
Tune in to Healthcare de Jure as we serve up the hottest healthcare issues of the day, all from a legal point of view. From public policies and Federal initiatives to privacy and security, join host Matt R. Fisher (@Matt_R_Fisher) as he and his guests discuss a smorgasbord of topics, giving hospitals, physicians, vendors and patients a seat at the table. In this episode Matt chats with Teresa Rivera, President and CEO, UHIN about value, the role of data clearinghouses and how health information exchanges support care coordination.
The Sequoia Project
The Sequoia Project (@SequoiaProject) was chartered to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The ONC transitioned management of its eHealth Exchange to The Sequoia Project for maintenance. Since 2012, the Exchange has grown to become the largest health information exchange network in the country.
— The Sequoia Project (@sequoiaproject) August 7, 2018
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative
SHIEC (@SHIEClive) is the National Trade Association for Health Information Exchange Organizations. It is routine for important data about patients’ ongoing care to reside in multiple unconnected organizations. SHIEC member HIEs use information technology and trusted relationships in their service areas to enable secure, authorized exchange of patient information among disparate providers. By providing enhanced access to all available and relevant patient data SHIEC HIE members aim to improve the quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness of health care provided in their communities. Read their news feed.
SHIEC Announces Newly Elected Board, Recognizes Outstanding HIE Achievement with New Awards Program – SHIEC announced the newly elected board members. SHIEC’s board of directors includes 12 board members who serve three-year staggered terms. Three board members were re-elected this year, including: Dick Thompson, CEO, Quality Health Network; Teresa Rivera, CEO, Utah Health Information Network (UHIN); and Keith Hepp, chief financial officer and vice president of business development, The Health Collaborative. In addition, Dan Chavez, executive director, San Diego Health Connect joins the SHIEC board for a three-year term, replacing Deb Bass, retired CEO of Nebraska Health Information Initiative.
Sharing @ SHIEC – Check out our posts and radio interviews on the 4th Annual SHIEC Conference recently held in Atlanta.
- Sharing at the 4th Annual SHIEC Conference
- More Sharing at SHIEC 2018
- SHIEC 2018 Round up and Recaps.
CommonWell Health Alliance (@CommonWell) is devoted to the simple vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs. Additionally, provider access to this data must be built-in health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the people they serve.
- We have moved our ONC news and updates to What’s Happening at the ONC series posts on alternate Fridays.
- Find more news and updates on State HIE organizations in our State HIE News and Updates series posts on alternate Fridays.
ONC Interoperability Pledge
Companies that provide 90 percent of electronic health records used by hospitals nationwide as well as the top five largest health care systems in the country have agreed to implement three core commitments: Consumer Access, No Blocking/Ensuring Transparency, and Standards. The ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) wants vendors to sign a pledge. Is your vendor pledging? Find out who is on the list.
eHealth Initiative Resource Center
Interoperability Files – Check out the new white paper resource in the eHealth Initiative’s (@eHealthDC) Resource Center: Big Data Analytics Best Practices: Understanding its capabilities and potential benefits for healthcare organizations