SANTA MONICA, Calif.--()--Orion Health, the leader in eHealth technology, and the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC), the state’s health information exchange (HIE), today announced that NMHIC has selected Orion Health’s HIE platform to power the statewide exchange and expand the capabilities it offers to healthcare providers across New Mexico. NMHIC will migrate from its current platform and transfer about one million master patient index (MPI) records to Orion Health HIE. NMHIC participants will have access to an improved array of options and features, including data analytics and business intelligence dashboards, disease management tools, public health reporting capabilities and telehealth integration. NMHIC will utilize Orion Health HIE to support improvements in care throughout the state.
“Orion Health is proud to be NMHIC’s strategic partner in such an important project, and we are excited to apply our expertise in implementing large-scale HIEs and managing diverse patient populations.”
NMHIC plans to implement its enhanced HIE with a phased approach and expects to develop a long-term community health record for each patient, which will facilitate initiatives aimed at improving population health management and reducing the burden of chronic diseases throughout the state.
NMHIC is uniquely positioned in that it will implement the full Orion Health HIE solution, which is powered by Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine and includes Orion Health Clinical Data Repository and Clinical Portal. The HIE solution will empower NMHIC clinicians across New Mexico by providing them with easy, secure access to the most up-to-date patient information. Orion Health HIE allows providers to access their EHR via the HIE without altering their workflows and sends automatic notifications to users about patient encounters and new patient information. NMHIC will also utilize Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging, developed using the national standards put forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Direct Project, to extend the reach of the HIE and allow users with any ONC-compliant Direct secure messaging system to communicate with one another.
“As one of the country’s pioneers in statewide HIE, the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative is excited to partner with Orion Health to greatly expand our HIE’s capabilities and the benefits it provides to clinicians and patients across the state,” said Craig Hewitt, chief information officer for NMHIC. “With the enhanced features that Orion Health HIE offers, users will not only have access to the latest patient information, they’ll have the tools needed to drive improvements in care throughout New Mexico.”
“By transitioning its HIE solution to Orion Health’s globally proven platform, NMHIC has underscored the importance of providing clinicians with the most powerful technology to enable the delivery of high quality care,” said Paul Viskovich, president, Orion Health North America. “Orion Health is proud to be NMHIC’s strategic partner in such an important project, and we are excited to apply our expertise in implementing large-scale HIEs and managing diverse patient populations.”
The New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC) is the statewide health information exchange (HIE) network. The NMHIC HIE brings together patient information from many healthcare organizations with different EHR systems and creates a complete and comprehensive patient record in real-time.
Clinicians exchange information electronically in a secure environment where patient privacy is protected and authorized access is available when and where it’s needed - at the point of care. For more information, visit https://www.nmhic.org.
About Orion Health
Founded in 1993 in Auckland, New Zealand, Orion Health is the only global, independently owned eHealth technology company. With an inherent ability to interconnect a wide variety of healthcare information systems, Orion Health has become the world’s leading provider of health information exchange (HIE) and healthcare integration solutions. Orion Health has extensive experience in the design and installation of complex systems within demanding healthcare environments. Today, Orion Health products and solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries, used by hundreds of thousands of clinicians, and help facilitate care for tens of millions of patients. Clinicians, provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems, HIEs, and affiliated providers and medical devices, resulting in improved care coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality of care.
In the U.S., Orion Health™ HIE provides the technology backbone for state and regional HIEs across the country. Orion Health Rhapsody® Integration Engine is used by nearly all state and local health departments for public health reporting. Customers include Catholic Health Initiatives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Beacon Community of the Inland Northwest, Geisinger Health System, Inland Empire HIE, Kaiser Permanente, Lahey Clinic, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Maine HealthInfoNet, Massachusetts Health Information Highway and St. Vincent’s HealthCare. For more information, visit: www.orionhealth.com.