ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading healthcare information technology provider InteliChart, Inc. today announced the completion of a development agreement with RelayHealth, establishing cost-effective, integrated healthcare information exchange between hospital and ambulatory settings.
RelayHealth provides a patient-centric interoperable health information exchange platform to its health system customers to help support care coordination throughout the organization and to other local, regional and state exchanges. When paired with InteliChart’s suite of connectivity solutions for patients, providers and their communities, hospitals and practices will experience enhanced connectivity, communications and integration.
“The published meaningful use stage two rule makes it clear that interoperability will be a key need for hospitals and health systems,” said Jeff Felton, RelayHealth president. “Health systems are seeking interoperable answers that don’t require all information-exchanging parties to adopt the same technology. This agreement with InteliChart will help these organizations find the solutions they need.”
Today, many practices are financially unable to participate in the true exchange of health information primarily due to the high costs of vendor interfaces. The InteliChart interoperability suite of interfaces provides an alternative, allowing practices of all sizes to exchange discrete data elements and documents. Through this community exchange process, the overall value of the HIE is increased. RelayHealth’s clients will utilize the related interfaces, including:
- Results for laboratory, radiology and transcription;
- Orders for laboratory and radiology;
- Patient identification (ADT);
- Longitudinal patient record (CCD); and
- Patient engagement (SSI).
“The agreement between RelayHealth and InteliChart is an important step in completing the last mile of connectivity,” said Gary Hamilton, InteliChart president. “Unfortunately, many organizations are forced to settle for the exchange of documents which makes it difficult to perform analytics. The interoperability suite of interfaces provides usable information for physicians, hospitals and their patients.”
RelayHealth, McKesson’s connectivity business, enables the secure exchange of clinical, financial and administrative information between patient, providers, payers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and government agencies. RelayHealth processes nearly 16 billion healthcare transactions annually by integrating the delivery of high-quality care and improving the financial outcomes for its customers. For more information, call 888.743.8735, or visit our website at www.relayhealth.com. Follow us on Twitter (@RelayHealth) or visit the RelayHealth Facebook page.
InteliChart is a health information technology company focused on connecting patients, providers and their communities. Products include: the InteliChart Integration Engine (IIE) providing connectivity between ambulatory and acute entities; InteliChart Patient Portal is a user friendly solution designed for patient of all ages and technical competencies providing bi-directional connectivity for clinical and administrative information; InteliChart Physician Portal enables provider to provider communications and exchange of usable patient information. For more information, visit our website at http://www.intelichart.com or call 866.957.8890. Follow us on Twitter (@InteliChart) or visit the InteliChart Facebook page.