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Summit Healthcare Supports 26 Hospitals as They Strive to Meet Meaningful Use Deadlines

Summit Care Exchange is the newest product offering in the Summit Healthcare Interoperability product suite with 26 facilities now live with the new technology. Summit Healthcare developed Summit Care Exchange, a robust tool to streamline continuity of care document (CCD) integration, while providing an integrated HISP offering to simplify Direct Messaging requirements. The Summit Care Exchange technology with integrated HISP will help support hospital organizations to meet their Stage 1 and Stage 2 2014 Meaningful Use (MU) requirements and attestation goals.

Every organization's attestation goals and timelines are slightly different, with some sites on the path for Stage 1 versus Stage 2. For those sites attesting for MU Stage 1, Year 2; Hospitals are tasked with providing patients the ability to view online, download, and transmit information about a hospital admission known as the Patient Access requirement. The Care Exchange interoperability platform helps sites integrate CCDs with Other Vendor Patient Portals.

Additionally, in order to securely transmit a CCD from a Patient Portal, an organizational HISP needs to be in place. The Summit Care Exchange technology is a secure and seamless platform to provide the organizational HISP with the secure Direct Address from which a patient can send their CCD or Summary of Care Record.

Congratulations to the following organizations that are attesting for Stage 1 Meaningful Use:

  •     Kootenai Medical Center, ID
  •     Laurens County Health Care System, SC
  •     Lima Memorial Health System, OH
  •     Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, ME
  •     Palos Community Hospital, IL
  •     Phoebe Putney, GA
  •     Porter Hospital, VT

For our clients attesting for MU Stage 2, Year 1 Summit Care Exchange is supporting two main requirements, Patient Access as well as Transition of Care (TOC) which requires the provision of a summary of care record using electronic transmission through CEHRT for more than 10% of TOCs and referrals. Additionally, it requires at least one summary of care record electronically transmitted with a different EHR vendor or to a CMS test EHR. Following the same guidelines as above, Summit Care Exchange provisions the organizational HISP with Direct Address(es) to support patient CCD integration and data exchange, while adhering to Direct Messaging guidelines and protocols.

Congratulations to the following organizations that are attesting for Stage 2 Meaningful Use:

  •     Albemarle Hospital, NC
  •     Beaufort Memorial Hospital, SC
  •     Benefis Health System, MT
  •     Bert Fish Medical Center, FL
  •     Beverly Hospital, CA
  •     Boulder Community Hospital, CO
  •     Bristol Hospital, CT
  •     Capital Region Medical Center, MO
  •     Gordon Memorial Hospital, NE
  •     Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial, CA
  •     Lodi Memorial Hospital, CA
  •     Masonicare Healthcare System, CT
  •     Mt. Graham Regional Medical Ctr., AZ
  •     Oasis Hospital, AZ
  •     Pacific Alliance Medical Center, CA
  •     Parkview Medical Center, CO
  •     Russell Medical Center, AL
  •     Stillwater Medical Center, OK
  •     William W. Backus Hospital, CT

"With the introduction of Summit Care Exchange with integrated HISP, our clients find they have the complete toolset for achieving interoperability," said Paul Actis, Vice President Research & Development, Summit Healthcare. "Summit Care Exchange serves as the integration podium for success whether it's certifying for Meaningful Use or integrating with an HIE, we can assure our clients will be ready."


About Summit Healthcare Services
Summit Healthcare is the choice of hospitals who want to take full control of their healthcare system integration and automation needs. Since 1999, we have worked to provide the industry with the most flexible integration and automation technology with complementary tailored services and solutions.

Summit Healthcare has over 1,000 clients in the hospital marketplace, including close partnerships with complementary technology and value-added resellers. Summit Healthcare Services is privately held and based in Braintree, Massachusetts. For the latest news and updates visit us at

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