Healthvision expands its Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) interoperability with sixth Electronic Medical Record (EMR) partnership

Irving 03 January 2007Healthvision, a health care information technology (HIT) solutions provider, has added a sixth application partner to their e-Health Interoperability Exchange Partnership Programme, with the addition of the Misys EMR product. Healthvision's e-Health Interoperability Exchange Partnership Programme certifies that partner health IT applications, including EHR, EMR and e-prescribing, are able to exchange clinical patient data through the HIE platform according to the requirements outlined in ASTM's Continuity of Care Record (CCR) standard.

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Healthvision's HIE platform electronically links all members of the patient care team, including physicians, hospitals, labs and other stakeholders, for the purpose of sharing key clinical data among all care providers and developing a complete electronic data record for all patients. The HIE platform creates an interconnected, comprehensive electronic health record of both inpatient and ambulatory data. These patient data records are then delivered to all care team participants, either through implemented EMR or EHR applications or through Web-based portal views. Healthvision's architecture ensures private and secure data exchange while providing a patient-centric data repository from multiple sources.

Misys' multi-speciality-focused electronic medical records software, Misys EMR, features powerful functionality and includes easy-to-use features that bring countless benefits to physicians and staff, as well as patients. The EMR software also works seamlessly with Misys' practice management and billing solutions, or it can be integrated with other existing practice management applications.

Healthvision is committed to working with EMR vendors like Misys to extend the value of interoperability to the entire provider team. The combination of an interoperability exchange, such as Healthvision's HIE platform, with an EMR application effectively connects all clinical patient data from a variety of sources, including labs, hospitals and physician practices. Putting this complete patient database into practice at the point-of-care improves both the overall quality and cost of care.

"As Healthvision's e-Health Interoperability Exchange Partnership Programme continues to expand through new partnerships with health IT vendors, our clients' Connected Healthcare Communities will also expand their information exchange capabilities", stated Scott Decker, CEO and president of Healthvision. "We are excited to include Misys in our interoperability exchange programme, and look forward to integrating their EMR solution into our clients' connected health care communities."

"Interoperability is a key component in the foundation of our EMR software, and our partnership with Healthvision is a confirmation of Misys EMR's superior and seamless integration and data exchange capabilities", commented Rich Goldberg, senior vice president of business development for Misys Healthcare Systems. "We look forward to jointly implementing our solutions within Healthvision's growing number of supported health care communities."

Healthvision is committed to working with all interested EMR and EHR vendors to extend the value of data interoperability across the entire spectrum of health providers and stakeholder groups. EMR and EHR vendors are encouraged to join Healthvision's e-Health Interoperability Exchange Partnership Programme, which requires a simple certification process.

Healthvision helps hospitals, physicians, consumers and patients get anywhere, anytime access to the information needed to make health care decisions. Its industry-leading clinical solutions are currently at work in more than 350 health care organisations, RHIOs and Connected Healthcare Communities (CHCs) across the United States. Healthvision's Web-based infrastructure is the most widely used in the industry, hosting more than 10 million unique patient records. Its consumer solutions provide tools and consulting services that include integrated and targeted marketing, patient acquisition programmes, Web site strategy, site design and development, trusted health content and content management. A privately held company, based in Irving, Texas, Healthvision was formed in July 1999. More company news is available in the VMW August 2006 article AssistMed connects the MediPort EHR product to the Healthvision e-Health Interoperability Exchange.

Misys Healthcare Systems, an expert in health care IT, develops and supports reliable, easy-to-use software and services of exceptional quality that enable physicians and caregivers to more easily manage the complexities of health care. Misys' family of clinical products and Web-based technologies - Misys Optimum solutions - are designed from the ground up to share patient data across all medical care settings. Misys Optimum connects community-based physicians and caregivers to the acute care enterprise, enabling increased efficiencies, better decision-making and improved hospital-physician relations.

Misys plc is one of the world's largest and longest-established providers of industry-specific software. Founded in 1979, Misys serves the international banking and health care industries, combining technological expertise with in-depth understanding of customers' markets and operational needs. In banking Misys is a specialist with over 1200 customers, including 49 of the world's top 50 banks. In health care Misys is also a market leader, serving more than 110.000 physicians in 18.000 practice locations, 1200 hospitals and 600 home care providers. Through Sesame, a wholly-owned subsidiary, the company is also a provider of support services to financial advisers in the United Kingdom. Misys employs around 6000 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries. More Misys news can be found in the VMW January 2007 article Silver Cross Hospital selects Misys EMR to improve clinical decision-making and patient care.


Leslie Versweyveld

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