I recently received the press release below, which illustrates a cool trend in the healthcare IT industry.
eClinicalWorks and other EHR vendors have been piloting standard transport interfaces that are compatible with Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange transactions (pull/push) and Direct transactions (push).
Intersystems and other integration engine vendors have been building HIE appliances, cloud offerings, and software tools to connect the EHRs which support these transport standards.
The end result is a significant reduction in implementation burden and cost.
Once connectivity is enabled, novel transactions of many types can flow.
EHRs with standards-based transport interfaces and integration engines that can connect them without significant development time. That’s cool!
First Implementation of One-Click EHR Rolled Out on Brooklyn Health Information Exchange
August 31, 2011
InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, today announced that the Brooklyn Health Information Exchange (BHIX) is now providing breakthrough electronic health record (EHR) connectivity that is expected to dramatically speedup care delivery for BHIX clinicians. "The advanced functionality enables physicians to securely access patient records via the InterSystems HealthShare-based BHIX network directly from an eClinicalWorks EHR with just one click," said BHIX Executive Director Irene Koch. "This seamless interconnectivity makes it possible to share patient data and improve patient care coordination across the entire community served by BHIX."
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