Corepoint Health Team Successfully Completes Health Data Interoperability Testing at IHE Connectathon for Sixth Year

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Corepoint Integration Engine successfully exchanges data with 33 vendors at collaborative event

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The 2015 Connectathon was notable largely due to the progress all vendors are making from year to year.

Corepoint Integration Engine successfully completed testing in 17 Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) profiles at the 17th annual IHE North American Connectathon in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 26-30.

IHE Connectathon participation is key for health IT vendors to prove, in a non-competitive environment, that their product’s health data exchange capabilities are compatible with other products in use throughout the healthcare industry. This is the sixth year that Corepoint Health has successfully completed testing at the IHE Connectathon.

IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals and the industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. The event was held at the new Cleveland Convention Center and HIMSS Innovation Center.

According to Corepoint Health Product Manager Rob Brull, one notable test for 2015 is the Healthcare Provider Directory (HDP) Consumer criteria. The HDP testing involves securely accessing a provider directory from electronically connected healthcare providers, which is needed to directly send summary of care documents, lab results, or other pertinent data to an external provider.

“The 2015 Connectathon was notable largely due to the progress all vendors are making from year to year. It seemed like less of struggle this year for participating vendors to pass testing criteria, making me believe that the industry as a whole is primed to make big steps toward meeting Meaningful Use requirements, at a minimum, and go even further to achieve real interoperability that can get caregivers patient data at the point of care,” Brull said.

Corepoint Integration Engine successfully tested a set of profiles that are commonly utilized for health information exchange (HIE) connectivity. Summary of key profiles tested included:

Privacy and Security:
ATNA - Audit Trail and Node Authentication
CT - Consent Time

Regional HIE Connectivity:
XDR - Cross-Enterprise Document Reliable Interchange
CDS.b - Cross-Enterprise Documents Sharing

Patient Identification:
PDQ - Patient Demographics Query
PIX - Patient Identifier Cross-Reference

National Standards:
XCA - Cross Community Access
XCPD - Cross Community Patient Discovery

Document Sharing:
C-CDA - Consolidated CDA
HPD - Healthcare Provider Directory

About Corepoint Health
Corepoint Health delivers a simplified approach to internal and external health data integration and exchange for hospitals, radiology centers, laboratories, and clinics. Our software solutions help health care providers achieve interoperability goals that create operational leverage within their care organization. Corepoint Integration Engine was named the #1 interface engine for six consecutive years in the Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report.

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