eHealth Exchange, a nationwide health information networks connecting the public and private sectors, announced it will integrate its FHIR Healthcare Directory with InterSystems solutions. The integration will enable the HIE network to enhance its patient-centric services while also completing its implementation of the Carequality Interoperability Framework, which is used by an estimated 600,000 physicians to share data today across and among networks.
The eHealth Exchange enables federal agencies, 75 percent of U.S. hospitals, and tens of thousands of clinics to share records for improved patient care and public health reporting. With HealthShare, the eHealth Exchange will accelerate network expansion and introduce new use cases, such as population-level exchange, push notifications, discrete data-level queries, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) and more.
“InterSystems is thrilled to power the ever-expanding ecosystem for the eHealth Exchange,” said Don Woodlock, vice president of HealthShare for InterSystems. “As participation in eHealth Exchange continues to grow – in transaction volume and membership — the scalability, durability, and performance of InterSystems is perfectly suited to supporting that growth. Providing better connectivity between providers of all types and the patients they serve gets us all to a shared common objective: a unified view of the patient and a more engaged and engaging healthcare system.”
The eHealth Exchange network’s modernized approach will help organizations to prepare for pending regulatory changes, such as information blocking and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) interoperability rule, as well as meeting expectations in the ONC’s pending Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).