InterSystems announces it has been selected by the eHealth Exchange, the largest nationwide health information network connecting the public and private sectors, as the technology partner powering the network’s latest expansion plans. The network will implement InterSystems HealthShare suite of connected health solutions to help deliver the initial enhancements.
The eHealth Exchange enables federal agencies, 75 percent of U.S. hospitals, and tens of thousands of clinics to share patient records to better treat patients and coordinate care. The eHealth Exchange also supports public health reporting, quality reporting, and disability and insurance determinations. The network celebrated its 10-year anniversary by adopting InterSystems HealthShare to power its information exchange, accelerating network expansion, and introducing new use cases, such as population-level exchange, push notifications, discrete data-level queries using HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), and more.
HealthShare is a suite of connected health solutions that unites providers, patients, and payers with a unified health record and analytics that span the care continuum. HealthShare integrates data from a variety of health information systems and pulls it into one place to give care teams a complete view of the patient, creating a unified, community-wide health record.
“InterSystems is thrilled that HealthShare will power the ever-expanding ecosystem for the eHealth Exchange,” said Don Woodlock, vice president of HealthShare for InterSystems. “As the participants in eHealth Exchange continue to grow – in number and members — the scalability, durability, and performance of HealthShare are perfectly suited to enable the national network to grow. 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.”
InterSystems partners with some of the nation’s largest health information exchanges (HIEs) to serve as the underlying technology behind the networks, including Healthix, the largest public HIE in the U.S.; Manifest MedEx, California’s largest nonprofit health data network; New York Care Information Gateway, a health information organization covering 6.5 million patients across the five boroughs of New York and Long Island; and North Carolina Department of Information Technology’s NC HealthConnex, the state’s designated health information exchange supporting 4,500 healthcare facilities across the state.