Massachusetts eHealth Institute Partners with Digital Collaboration Solutions to Launch a Statewide Collaborative Community for Healthcare Providers and Key Stakeholders

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Digital Collaboration Solutions (DCS), a provider of managed cloud-based communities supporting the changing business of healthcare, announced today Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) has become a community partner and launched an online community for Massachusetts healthcare providers to accelerate the adoption and use of health information technology (HIT), including electronic health records (EHRs) and the state health information exchange (HIE).

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Provider collaboration and actionable knowledge sharing will be a vital part of executing The Last Mile and HIWay program in Massachusetts.

Digital Collaboration Solutions (DCS), a provider of managed cloud-based communities supporting the changing business of healthcare, announced today Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) has become a community partner and launched an online community for Massachusetts healthcare providers to accelerate the adoption and use of health information technology (HIT), including electronic health records (EHRs) and the state health information exchange (HIE).

The MeHI Community will provide secure online collaboration, important healthcare content, shared resources and best practices, and expert guidance for the Massachusetts healthcare workforce and its stakeholders. Digital Collaboration Solutions designed and implemented the Massachusetts eHealth Institute Community and provides community management, collaboration facilitation, and content creation and production in partnership with MeHI.

“Provider collaboration and actionable knowledge sharing will be a vital part of executing The Last Mile and HIWay program in Massachusetts,” said Laurance Stunt, Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute. “We are excited to provide a collaboration framework for care providers to ask questions, share insights, and better understand the opportunities EHRs and HIE can have for their practices, patients, and community.”

Digital Collaboration Solutions services for healthcare organizations include:

  •     Managed and co-managed dedicated collaborative communities
  •     Healthcare communications and collaboration advisory services
  •     Data analytics and benchmarking tools and services

“We are honored to work with the Massachusetts eHealth Institute and their circle of important healthcare partners and innovative leaders in the state,” said Michael Levinger, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Collaboration Solutions. “With a well executed and thoughtful collaboration strategy, Massachusetts healthcare providers can continue to lead the nation in innovative healthcare delivery and exceptional patient care.”

To visit the MeHI Community, go to http://bit.ly/mehicommunity

ABOUT THE MASSACHUSETTS EHEALTH INSTITUTE
Working closely with the Patrick-Murray Administration, the Legislature and health care leaders, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI), a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, is leading the state’s efforts to further innovation in health IT across the Commonwealth. MeHI, established by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature, is the state's entity for health care innovation, technology, and competitiveness and is responsible for advancing the dissemination of health information technology throughout Massachusetts, including the deployment of electronic health records systems in all health care provider settings that are networked through a statewide health information exchange. http://www.maehi.org

ABOUT DIGITAL COLLABORATION SOLUTIONS
Digital Collaboration Solutions (DCS) is an innovative provider of managed eCollaboration technology and solutions for healthcare. DCS helps organizations manage and accelerate critical healthcare business changes such as payment reform, care coordination, and healthcare information technology by connecting colleagues across the care continuum to boost productivity, nurture innovation and share institutional knowledge. DCS solutions provide a measurable return on investment through decreased costs, improved care quality, and increased enterprise revenue. Follow us @thinkdcs and visit http://www.thinkdcs.com.

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