The Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) announced it has signed a Software as a Service agreement with the Koble Group, a Minnesota state-certified Health Information Organization (HIO) operating on a robust platform for sharing data, powered by Orion Health. The addition of IHIN to the Koble Group Amadeus platform is a significant step forward in Koble Group’s efforts to create a multi-state HIE that works to cost-effectively share resources and exchange crucial health information across borders, providing providers with access to more complete patient information. By utilizing shared core services and technology, collaboration among participating states and HIE organizations is greatly improved.
The Koble Group is a health information technology (HIT) company that specializes in HIE management services and support using Orion Health’s Amadeus platform. By expanding Orion Health’s platform from Minnesota to Iowa, participants from both states can now leverage the highly scalable solution that provides healthcare professionals with real-time cognitive support at the point of care.
IHIN needed an advanced technology solution that was flexible and would scale to capacity in order to connect stakeholders—including payers, public health, Medicaid and behavioral health providers in the Iowa healthcare ecosystem. IHIN chose to partner with The Koble Group because of its use of the established Orion Health big data platform, as well as its HIE-specific focus. Koble currently provides HIE support services in North Dakota as well as several other HIEs across the nation.
Orion Health’s integration technology enables clinical information to move seamlessly between different healthcare information systems used by various providers (e.g., specialists, labs), all while maintaining the privacy, security, and accuracy of the information exchanged. Its robust functionality allows HIEs to future-proof their investment by scaling with them as they grow, offering a wide range of interoperability, population health management, and precision medicine tools, all on one open platform.