Itasca, IL (PRWEB) October 06, 2011
APP Design, a software development firm specializing in the design, development and integration of healthcare information exchanges, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology to support its e-consent trial.
The contract is commissioned by the ONC to develop and pilot an electronic system allowing patients to consent to the sharing of their health data. Utilizing APP Design's RHIOnet and Story Engine solutions as a platform for the pilot, the project will involve educational features and provide feedback for future applications though a survey.
The e-consent pilot program is scheduled to take place at four provider sites within Western New York’s Health Information Exchange, HEALTHeLINK. Utilizing HEALTHeLINK's companion administrative transaction network, HEALTHeNET, APP Design will develop a graphical user interface for patients to understand the material and follow-up questions and provide a method to capture and record the patient’s choice about sharing health information. HEALTHeNET is powered by RHIOnet, a secure, Web-based, healthcare information exchange system designed to deliver accurate and timely healthcare data to caregivers distributed across wide geographical areas
"Being awarded this contract will allow us to further demonstrate how our solutions, specifically RHIOnet, can enable HIEs to successfully deliver more complete and comprehensive patient information," explained Robert Quinn, President of APP Design. "We are excited to see the results achieved through this pilot project."
About APP Design, Inc.
Founded in 1997, APP Design is a software development firm specializing in the integration of disparate systems across multiple industries, especially healthcare. Also a leader in healthcare connectivity and electronic data interchange, the company focuses on connecting “islands of information” in healthcare to reduce costs and improve service. With extensive experience in healthcare EDI, APP Design delivers projects that process millions of transactions 24×7. APP Design’s vast library of interface and conversion modules enables its staff to quickly implement complex projects with proven, tested software, providing its client base with a confident commitment to high quality and unparalleled service. For more information, please visit http://www.appdesign.com or call 630-775-1144.