Yankee Alliance Partners with Lifepoint Informatics to Provide Healthcare Connectivity Services

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Yankee Alliance teams up with Lifepoint Informatics to connect their vast network of healthcare providers.

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Lifepoint Informatics, a leader in health IT, announced a new purchasing agreement with Yankee Alliance, a supply chain focused GPO, for Lifepoint’s technology solutions to meet their members healthcare connectivity needs and improve access to laboratory and patient data. Lifepoint Informatics offers both the connectivity solutions and necessary technical skill sets to help Yankee Alliance’s acute care hospitals plus over 12,800 other healthcare sites provide the best clinical quality, patient safety, service and value to improve the health of their communities. Yankee Alliance is a member-driven organization of healthcare providers across the country. Yankee Alliance specializes in improving members' bottom lines through reducing costs, improving quality, and streamlining operations. They provide a wide range of services designed to enhance financial, operational, and clinical effectiveness through group purchasing activities that deliver significant cost savings opportunities to its members

Lifepoint’s technical team possess extensive domain expertise in clinical laboratory operations with a focus on electronic results delivery and has developed solutions that meet the connectivity and interoperability challenges facing hospitals and commercial labs.     Yankee Alliance sees the value in the seamless integration provided by Lifepoint’s healthcare connectivity and integration platforms and selected Lifepoint to help them successfully implement healthcare data management initiatives and connectivity to the Yankee Alliance member hospitals and healthcare providers.

Lifepoint healthcare IT solutions will enable Yankee Alliance member hospitals to improve and enhance patient care by enabling their providers, hospitals and affiliates to exchange lab results, reports, and patient data anytime and from anywhere. Yankee Alliance member hospitals and physicians within the supply chain will have immediate access to critical information to enable them to make more informed decisions when selecting patient care options.

Lab management at Yankee Alliance was especially impressed with Lifepoint’s ability to integrate with multiple providers through one connection from a clinics’ LIS to distribute lab data to an unlimited number of EMRs and support physician direct order entry. Lifepoint’s vendor neutral interface engine provides efficient and hassle free LIS to EMR interfacing with any EMR or EHR that Yankee Alliance members may be using. Lifepoint’s expertise will help Yankee Alliance members to secure their lab’s foothold in provider-side EMR systems. Utilizing Lifepoint as their virtual integration platform, Yankee Alliance members will be more responsive to EMR interface requests, broadening their lab outreach.

About Yankee Alliance
Yankee Alliance, a member of Premier Inc., is a group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration. That working together can achieve more than working alone. Their mission is twofold: to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while recognizing their individual needs. In 2012, Yankee Alliance remains true to the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 12,800 members in all class of trades across all 50 states. Yankee Alliance has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010 and 2011. For more information, visit http://www.yankeealliance.com.

About Lifepoint Informatics
Lifepoint Informatics is a leader in health IT focusing on laboratory outreach connectivity, health information exchange and clinical data interoperability to help healthcare providers improve patient care and lower costs through the use of information technology. Since 1999, Lifepoint Informatics has enabled over 200 hospitals, clinical labs and anatomic pathology groups to grow their market share and extended their outreach programs through the deployment of its ONC-ATCB certified Web Provider Portal and its comprehensive portfolio of ready-to-go EMR and EHR interfaces. For more Information please visit http://www.lifepoint.com.

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