iPatientCare to Demonstrate EHR Interoperability to Health Information Exchange

iPatientCare, known for its Ambulatory and Inpatient EHR, announces to demonstrate its EHR products–Ambulatory and Inpatient with Health Information Exchange using IHE profiles at HIMSS15

 

iPatientCare, Inc., a pioneer in mHealth and cloud-based ambulatory EHR and integrated practice management solutions, announced today its plans to demonstrate its EHR’s connectivity to Health Information Exchange using both IHE profiles and the Direct protocol.


The healthcare marketplace lacks consistent interoperability standards that allow for connectivity among disparate EHR systems and health information exchanges (“HIEs”) in order to undertake Patient Record Lookup, that is, allowing clinicians to query an HIE for relevant data on a specific patient. In fact, the EHRs were encouraged to adopt the direct protocol for implementing a simple way for providers to send secure health information directly to trusted recipients, including patients, over the Internet for supporting transition of care. For care providers, however, the cost and complexity of interoperability among EHRs and HIEs are major barriers to inter-system connectivity.
Kedar Mehta, CTO, iPatientCare said while commenting on Meaningful Use Stage 2 implementation, “We must thank ONC and CMS both for working through this cluttered technology implementations and pushing its commitment to making EHR interoperable. We have been part of many workgroups at the national and local chapter levels, and have been the CMS designated Test EHR for a long time. iPatientCare is committed to implementing relevant IHE profiles and the Direct protocol for keeping the iPatientCare EHRs, both, Ambulatory and Inpatient, fully supportive of interoperability across the market space.”
HIMSS 2015 is not too far. This largest US healthcare IT Show kicks-off on April 12, 2015 with great fanfare and gala receptions/events and lasts until April 16th. “We look forward to showcasing our interoperability capabilities at the HIMSS 2015 including but not limited to querying and retrieving patient demographics and documents from HIE, submitting patient records to HIE, querying Healthcare Provider directories and exchanging documents using HISP-independent direct edge protocols.”, said Arnaz Bharucha, Senior Technology Officer, iPatientCare.
iPatientCare looks forward to meeting with other innovators and influence leaders at booth 2941 on the exhibit floor.

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