DHIN was the nation’s first statewide Health Information Exchange, with connectivity to nearly all healthcare organizations across the state. Similar to issues faced by others in the industry, the hundreds of Electronic Health Record products adopted by practices pose connectivity challenges for DHIN. While the Office of the National Coordinator has implemented incentive programs for practices to adopt certified EHR solutions, interoperability remains a challenge across the market.
The variability in how EHR vendors interpret certification requirements allows for inconsistencies in standards, resulting in increased costs and time to enable the sharing of data. The lack of interoperability is a cause of frustration for providers who are challenged to manage patient care without access to a complete patient health history and limited capability to coordinate care with providers who are using different EHR systems.
Working with MEDfx, DHIN overcomes these challenges allowing rapid standards-based integration and interoperability with any EHR system, regardless of what standard the vendor leverages for sharing data or how the vendor has interpreted those standards. MEDfx’s Healthcare Data Integration (HDi) solution has increased the speed of and reduced costs for connecting to practices and enabling access to critical clinical data and the ability to leverage and share that data to support providers in the care delivery process.
“DHIN’s partnership with MEDfx is critical to our ability to exchange continuity of care documents (CCDs). MEDfx’s assistance with interoperability ensures that healthcare providers using different HIEs can still send, receive and interpret CCDs, supporting DHIN in its mission to save time, money and lives,” said Dr. Jan Lee, Chief Executive Officer of DHIN.
Sharing patient data and integrating clinical workflows are critical in supporting providers in the care delivery process. Connecting providers who care for patients creates a network for collaborative care, enabling the team to deliver the most cost effective treatment plans and best practices, increasing patients’ safety and quality of care. MEDfx’s solutions help overcome these challenges by supporting interoperability standards and can layer into the HIE platform the DHIN has invested in.
“We are very excited about our partnership with DHIN and introducing our HDi solution to the market. Our goal is to put data in the hands of the providers and patient when and where they need it to drive quality of care. Beyond data access, by leveraging web-services, HDi enables organizations to leverage our last mile EHR integration to deliver clinical summaries and other documents, such as Analytics reports, back into the clinical workflow of providers directly in EHRs. Embedded workflows drive provider satisfaction and adoption,” said MEDfx CEO, Colin Barry.
DHIN, the Delaware Health Information Network, is the first live, statewide health information exchange in the nation. Launched in 2007, today, it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and approaching 100% of the state’s medical providers. More than 14,000,000 deliveries of clinical results and reports are made through DHIN each year. There are a total of 2.2 million unique patients with results on DHIN, including patients from all 50 states. DHIN is sharing real-time clinical information to improve patient outcomes, eliminate the duplication of service and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information about DHIN visit http://www.DHIN.org or call 302-678-0220. Please also visit DHIN on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@DHIN_hie)
Since 2009 MEDfx has been implementing solutions to integrate systems, data and workflows across disconnected platforms in a healthcare community. MEDfx’s Lifescape solution offers a platform to support enterprise and community needs, for initiatives such as a connected ambulatory EMR-PM supporting full practice automation, healthcare data integration (HDi), standards-based bi-directional health information exchange and a comprehensive platform for analytics. MEDfx has built an open, cloud-based solution, integrated on the Lifescape platform, which provides value-added applications for targeted workflow and business value. The Lifescape Platform enables a connected community to support population health management.
MEDfx will present its new interoperability solutions at booth #674 at HIMSS 2016, Feb 29 – Mar 3 in Las Vegas. For more information see: http://www.himssconference.org/exhibitor/medfx-corporation
Matthew Asiaf, Chief Commercial Officer
Nichole Mitson, MEDfx, http://www.medfx.com, +1 401.681.2000 Ext: 0, [email protected]