“The eHealth Exchange, the oldest and largest nationwide health information network connecting the public and private sectors, today announced the go-live of its new gateway technology that simplifies connectivity for its participants via a single connection to the nation. The benefits to members will include reduced information sharing expense, further expansion of its national footprint, and faster implementation of innovative capabilities such as real-time content quality validation and a national record locator service…”
“The eHealth Exchange leverages the InterSystems platform integrated with the eHealth Exchange’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) healthcare directory as the basis for the hub model. The hub will make it dramatically easier for organizations to connect to each other using a “connect once” model to reach any other member of the network. This approach leads to faster access to correct patient records at a lower implementation cost. The eHealth Exchange network’s modernized approach will also 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).” Read the full press release here.
Source: Veterans Health Administration, AdventHealth, OCHIN, & InterCommunity CCO Pioneer New eHealth Exchange Health Information Network Infrastructure – August 20, 2019. eHealth Exchange.