Idaho Health Data Exchange Launches Orion Health HIE Clinical Portal

Enhanced clinical data and functionality with one log-on access to patient data and images across systems

Boise, Idaho, December 8, 2015 - The Idaho Health Data Exchange announced today the launch of the new Clinical Portal by Orion Health™.

The Clinical Portal provides a single unified view of patient data across and between healthcare organizations via an easy-to-use web-based portal that is accessible anywhere, anytime. Ease of use and configurability enable improved clerical and clinical workflow for clinicians in Idaho and the region to quickly and easily connect, coordinate and collaborate on their patients' care.

“The IHDE is excited to partner with our new vendor Orion Health. With enhanced functionality, the Clinical Portal is able to meet the emerging needs of the state and regional healthcare communities to help streamline their workflow with improved access to patient data”, said Scott Carrell, Executive Director, Idaho Health Data Exchange.

“The Orion Health Healthier Populations solution connects thousands of health systems, hospitals and providers across the U.S. allowing all parties to securely share patient records and improve overall care coordination,” said Kent Montgomery, Chief Client Advocate, Orion Health. “Healthcare professionals across Idaho will soon realize these same benefits as they gain access to a richer longitudinal patient record which will support decision making and enhance the patient experience at the point of care. We look forward to continuing to support the IHDE with technology that enables the organization's mission of improving care coordination and quality across the state.”

“In order to accomplish the transition to the new Orion HIE platform, we engaged Galen Healthcare and Iactric Systems as vendor partners. Galen Healthcare was instrumental in the reconnection activity with all of our IHDE data sources and connected EMR systems. Iactric Systems worked with us from start to finish providing us with consulting support from a market place review to the conclusion of the transition”, added Carrell.

“Migrating years of critical clinical data from one HIE to another can be daunting challenge. IHDE sought a partner with comprehensive knowledge in healthcare interoperability to provide migration, architectural and implementation guidance,” said Jason Carmichael, CEO, Galen Healthcare Solutions. “We are proud to partner with IHDE to facilitate seamless migration to a dynamic and robust Orion Health HIE solution in support of IHDE's mission of offering healthcare professionals a complete view of patient care.”

“Given the complexity and customized nature of most integration environments, there can be no automatic or generic migration between interface engines. Idaho Health Data Exchange needed interface analysts with a proven track record, extensive expertise and a confirmed methodology to facilitate the migration to Orion Health's Rhapsody engine. Working under the guidance of IHDE's integration team, Galen designed, developed, tested, and migrated historical interfaces that could properly manage exchanges between multiple participants from several EHR vendors. This included various result messages such as laboratory, transcription, and radiology results.”

“Iatric Systems is very pleased to be working with IHDE to ensure that healthcare data is accurately integrated between multiple systems and provider organisations. Replacing an HIE system is a monumental task, and working with the IHDE staff to provide the key historical healthcare information collected over many years of service to their participating providers is key to a successful conversion”, says Rob Inglish, Practice Director, Iatric Systems.

Features of the IHDE Clinical Portal include:

  • One log-on to access clinical data and images across systems
  • Ease of use toggling between various patient medical records and images
  • Categorise patients with customisable worklists
  • Subscribe to receive notifications
  • Securely send and receive clinical messages and results with other Clinical Portal users
  • Send labs, radiology and transcription reports to EMR
  • Quickly generate CCDs (Continuity of Care Documents)

IHDE enables authorised and participating health care providers to securely access and exchange critical patient information electronically from hospitals, providers, labs and radiology centers to other health care providers in real-time. IHDE has successfully connected several hospitals, labs and providers and more than 1,800 participating users to the state/regional exchange, and is actively working to connect additional hospitals, physician practices and all other health care stakeholders across Idaho.

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Karen Ewing
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Orion Health
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