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HealthUnity Votes YES to an Interoperable Healthcare System

It was just a matter of time before interoperability took the forefront and became the next big initiative in healthcare technology. We have seen the industry evolve significantly in the past 10 years, most notably with the introduction of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 and now it is time to create an interoperable system and unleash the most powerful elements of a wired industry – communication, exchange and analytics!

At HealthUnity, we have been working to connect communities and establish health information exchanges for the past 10 years – before the movement was on the minds of many healthcare CIOs. We are thrilled that the Office of the National Coordinator has shifted their focus to interoperability.

We are ready to assist in transforming medicine and make healthcare a high operating connected system. Once these connections are live, we can improve communication, data exchange and truly report on a substantial pool of health data.

Stay abreast on the latest discussions to progress healthcare interoperability. Below is a quick summary of activities to date.

March 2014: The newly appointed ONC National Coordinator for Health IT, Karen DeSalvo, speaks at HIMSS14 in Orlando and stresses upcoming focus on interoperability.

June 2014: Karen DeSalvo, ONC National Coordinator for Health IT, announces reorganization to promote their next chapter of an “interoperable health IT solution.”

June 2014: ONC releases whitepaper outlining 10-year vision for interoperability

August 2014: ONC announces the launch of its online interoperability community enabling individuals to comment on the tactics for how to accomplish the 10-year interoperability vision.

September 2014: Initial comment period closes on online interoperability community. Karen DeSalvo speaks at AHIMA conference and again stresses interoperability is ONC’s top priority.

October 15, 2014: ONC releases draft 10-year interoperability roadmap
Additional materials from the day long joint HIT meeting, including audio are available on healthit.gov.

January 2015: ONC projects the release of the 10-year interoperability roadmap for public comment

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ONC Interoperability Roadmap Whitepaper Released

ONC Releases Whitepaper Outlining 10-Year Vision for Interoperability

Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released its white paper addressing healthcare interoperability.

The white paper, Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure, outlines guiding principles, offers a “how will we do it” section, and lays out a 3-year, 6-year and 10-year vision for achieving interoperability.

HealthUnity® Teams with ClearDATA to Deploy its Comprehensive Direct Messaging Solution for One of the Country’s Largest Hospital Systems

Bellevue, WA – 5/20/2014 - HealthUnity®, a leading health information technology company dedicated to secure, privacy-protected health information acquisition, integration, exchange and analysis, and ClearDATA, a leading healthcare cloud computing platform and HIPAA-compliant hosting service provider, have joined forces to successfully complete the implementation of secure Direct Messaging capabilities with Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (CCD-A) transfer for one of the largest hospital systems in the nation.

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HealthUnity Healthysite™ receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification

Bellevue, WA – 4/15/2014 - HealthUnity® announced today that Healthysite™ Release 2014 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an EHR Module on February 7, 2014 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for hospitals adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Read more

HealthUnity at HIMSS14 in Orlando

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HealthUnity® will be exhibiting its entire suite of HIE and clinical integration solutions at HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition, February 23-27 in Orlando, Florida.

What is your booth number?
1716

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HealthUnity at Dell World 2013

Bellevue, WA – 12/11/2013 - HealthUnity is exhibiting its suite of HIE solutions as a Dell preferred partner at Dell World 2013. This year’s Dell world is held in Austin Texas from December 11th thru 13th.

A HealthUnity Senior Program Manager will be demonstrating the HealthUnity HIE suite of products at Dell World 2013.

Yakima Valley Physicians Vote Overwhelmingly for HealthUnity Health Information Exchange and Analytics Solution

Bellevue, WA – 11/7/2013 - Yakima Valley physician members of the Signal Health integrated network chose HealthUnity’s complete solution for health information exchange (HIE), analytics and personal health records when presented with a two-vendor “bake-off.”

Signal Health, a private, financially sustainable community-wide network of healthcare providers aligned with Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, signed an agreement with HealthUnity on October 23, 2013. The network’s selection process narrowed choices for the HIE from ten vendors to two, and then gave member providers the chance to vote on their preferred information system. Read more

HealthUnity at the the NYeC Digital Health Conference

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Bellevue, WA – 10/30/2013 - The Digital Health Conference brings together a diverse group of professionals for two days of lively intellectual exchange on November 14-15, 2013.

Healthcare providers, IT innovators, health leadership, start-ups, hospital officials, group practice managers, investors, and entrepreneurs will gather to hear insights, ideas, and analysis from leaders in the health IT community.

HealthUnity is a sponsor for this event.

Behavior Health Consent Management and Health Information Exchange

Bellevue, WA – 6/20/2013 - BHINAZ brings together behavioral health providers, consumers, and public agencies around a shared vision: using information technology to make behavioral healthcare safer and more efficient throughout Arizona. The development of a behavioral health driven information network will improve quality, safety, create efficiencies, reduce health disparities, engage patients and their families, improve care coordination, protect patient health information, and improve the population and public health while protecting and maintaining the integrity of the behavioral health system.

Laura Young, Executive Director of BHINAZ said “We evaluated several leading vendors to complement our NextGen HIE, NextGen EHR and other EHRs in the exchange and our search lead to HealthUnity and the selection of its Consent Management and Master Patient Index services. HealthUnity’s modularity, standards-based architecture, Microsoft SQL data platform, seamless cloud-based deployments were key factors in our technical decision. We needed a vendor who could meet requirements today and be a trusted partner for the long haul and they separated themselves from other companies in that manner. The entire team works hard to understand us, what we are trying to do, as well as anticipate our evolving need s through their solutions. Above all, we have a partner that is approachable and open, and that we really like.” Read more