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Helping Hospital Systems to Meet Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) Information Exchange Attestation and Objectives

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With the American Hospital Association (AHA) lobbying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to further reduce regulatory burdens associated with Stage 3 of the meaningful use program (MU3), it is obvious that hospital systems are incredibly challenged with meeting these requirements.

One of the difficulties is meeting the MU3 information exchange attestation and objectives. This is why RosettaHealth recently launched its new EasyExchange Solution, which offers hospital systems a simple, all-in-one solution to meet MU3 information exchange attestation and objectives.

With one standard connection into a hospital’s EHR, EasyExchange helps meet all the MU3 information exchange requirements including coordination of care, secure messaging, patient portals and API access, and much more.

As a result of this new one-stop-shop solution, hospitals can comply and attest to all the information exchange objectives of MU3 in the matter of days. Following are additional advantages of EasyExchange for hospitals:

  • MU3 Attestation Assured:  RosettaHealth components are certified to meet all the MU3 objectives of information exchange. Additionally, RosettaHealth is part of the largest trust networks including DirectTrust, CommonWell, eHealth Exchange and others assuring connections to all other EHRs.
  • Comprehensive Solution: RosettaHealth’s cloud-based SaaS infrastructure is a comprehensive solution for helping hospitals to attest and meet all MU3 objectives for information exchange.
  • Plug-and-Play Solution: RosettaHealth’s XD interface is a simple way to put MU3 functionality into any hospital.  EasyExchange is plug-and-play compatible with all systems including Epic, MEDITECH, Cerner, Seimens, and QuadraMed.
  • Streamlined Patient Provisioning: The RosettaHealth team will work with hospital staff to streamline and automate their patient provisioning processes, as well as reduce the need to upgrade their current EHR systems. This is a new concierge-like service that is truly unique in the HIT arena.

In addition, EasyExchange reduces problems with delays and efforts to integrate different systems. The solution also minimizes incremental fees from vendors for each new connection, and ensures no more incompatibilities in exchanging data.

If you are a hospital system struggling to meet these MU3 requirements, please contact RosettaHealth now to quickly and easily get on the path to compliance!

RosettaHealth Launches EasyExchange Solution to Help Hospitals Meet Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) Requirements

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New Offering Handles All Information Exchange and Access Requirements in One Easy, Efficient and Intuitive Bundle

“Many hospital systems are concerned about regulatory burdens that come with meeting the new MU3 requirements – especially when it comes to information exchange,” said Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) JULY 12, 2017

RosettaHealth, an innovative, secure, SaaS interoperability platform, today announced the launch of its new EasyExchange Solution, which offers hospital systems a simple, all-in-one solution to meet Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) information exchange attestation and objectives.

With one standard connection into a hospital’s EHR, EasyExchange helps meet all the MU3 information exchange requirements including coordination of care, secure messaging, patient portals and API access, and much more.

“Many hospital systems are concerned about regulatory burdens that come with meeting the new MU3 requirements – especially when it comes to information exchange,” said Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth. “Thanks to our new EasyExchange solution, hospitals can comply and attest to all the information exchange objectives of MU3 in the matter of days.”

Following are the key advantages of EasyExchange for hospitals: 

  • MU3 Attestation Assured: RosettaHealth components are certified to meet all the MU3 objectives of information exchange. Additionally, RosettaHealth is part of the largest trust networks including DirectTrust, CommonWell, eHealth Exchange and others assuring connections to all other EHRs.
  • Comprehensive Solution: RosettaHealth’s cloud-based SaaS infrastructure is a comprehensive solution for helping hospitals to attest and meet all MU3 objectives for information exchange.
  • Plug-and-Play Solution: RosettaHealth’s XD interface is a simple way to put MU3 functionality into any hospital. EasyExchange is plug-and-play compatible with all systems including Epic, MEDITECH, Cerner, Seimens, and QuadraMed.
  • Streamlined Patient Provisioning: The RosettaHealth team will work with hospital staff to streamline and automate their patient provisioning processes, as well as reduce the need to upgrade their current EHR systems. This is a new concierge-like service that is truly unique in the HIT arena.

In addition, EasyExchange reduces problems with delays and efforts to integrate different systems. The solution also minimizes incremental fees from vendors for each new connection, and ensures no more incompatibilities in exchanging data.

The RosettaHealth Platform moves more than 2 million health records a month, and enables organizations to exchange healthcare information safely, securely, and efficiently based on legislated and industry accepted interoperability standards.

The RosettaHealth team originally worked closely with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) defining and deploying standards, creating reference implementations, and establishing the fabric of interoperability that is expanding across the industry today.

For more information on RosettaHealth, visit http://www.rosettahealth.com or follow @rosettahealth on Twitter.

About RosettaHealth
The RosettaHealth platform is making electronic health record exchange affordable and ubiquitous. Currently, over one million health records move across the platform per month. The SaaS platform enables efficiencies, scale and ease not seen before in records exchange. For more information about RosettaHealth, please click here.

RosettaHealth Helps MyHealth.Us to Access Patient Data for Improving Emergency Care Outcomes

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Supports Vision of Providing Fast Access Online to Emergency Contacts, Medical Records, and Most-Needed Health Services Via Any Mobile Device

“MyHealth.Us is a prime example of an innovative organization that has developed cutting-edge solutions that use health data for enhancing the rapid access to care,” said Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) JULY 11, 2017

RosettaHealth, an innovative, secure, SaaS interoperability platform, today announced that MyHealth.Us, a health technology organization that delivers patient-centric health solutions, is using its platform to enhance the access and sharing of patient data.

Thanks to this partnership, MyHealth.Us can access and share patient data in a secure and compliant manner, which supports the company’s overall mission to provide fast access online to emergency contacts and vital health information via any mobile device.

“Our vision has always been to make life saving information rapidly, easily and safely accessible to healthcare providers when it is most critical to deliver quality medical care to patients,” said CJ Wilson, founder and CEO of MyHealth.Us. “Thanks to our partnership with RosettaHealth, we are able to advance this mission to easily share this vital health data that can and does save lives.”

MyHealth.Us gathers, securely stores and manages medical records, sensor data and personal health observations of users for immediate access by first responders and healthcare providers 24/7. It also connects users by cellphone to local and online medical care for better, faster and less expensive care.

The cloud-based RosettaHealth platform makes electronic health record exchange affordable and ubiquitous. Used by EHRs, Hospitals, Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), mobile health apps, and analytics vendors, RosettaHealth enables the efficient, seamless, and secure transportation of data to connect the whole world of healthcare.

“MyHealth.Us is a prime example of an innovative organization that has developed cutting-edge solutions that use health data for enhancing the rapid access to care,” said Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth. “We look forward to continuing to support the company’s mission to ensure that patient data is at the center of all care decisions.”

The RosettaHealth Platform and its suite of products and services was created by Nitor Group, a leader in health IT solutions. Nitor Group provides a toolkit of healthcare solutions and services enabling organizations to exchange healthcare information safely, securely, and efficiently based on legislated and industry accepted interoperability standards.

The Nitor Group team originally worked closely with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) defining and deploying standards, creating reference implementations, and establishing the fabric of interoperability that is expanding across the industry today.

For more information on RosettaHealth, visit http://www.rosettahealth.com or follow @rosettahealth on Twitter.

About RosettaHealth
Created by Nitor Group, experts in health record interoperability, the RosettaHealth platform is making electronic health record exchange affordable and ubiquitous. Currently, over one million health records move across the platform per month. The SaaS platform enables efficiencies, scale and ease not seen before in records exchange. For more information about RosettaHealth, please click here.

About MyHealth.Us

Established in 2013, MyHealth.Us, established by MyInfo LLC, is a health technology startup that delivers highly effective patient-centric health solutions. Their mission is "We Save Lives!" and core belief is that better patient engagement and better managed and more personal health data leads to more effective outcomes for patients and healthcare providers by connecting with the right medical services quickly. MyHealth.Us is certified HIPAA compliant and has one patent pending. For more information, please visit http://www.MyHealth.Us.

Disparity of Health Data Sharing Across U.S. Reinforces Need for Community-Based Solutions

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Understanding how each state across the U.S. is accessing and sharing patient data can be a challenging and complicated endeavor.  However, thanks to a project called Health Information and the Law, developed by George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, it is possible to see disparities when it comes to patient data sharing.

The project offers an interactive map that provides summaries of how a specific state’s timetable for providing health records compares to the 30-day time period mandated by HIPAA. While it’s not easy to compare “apples to apples” between states when it comes to who’s winning in the patient data sharing arena, it is obvious that not all states are created equal, based on the data provided.

For example, states like Vermont, South Carolina, Kansas and Idaho all show that there is no law in place that specifically offers individual data access rights. Meanwhile, New York, California and Washington all have state medical record access requirements that are stronger than HIPAA.

Perhaps one of the reasons for this disparity is the barrier for care coordination in community environments?  In other words, these gaps could be closed by new solutions that make it easier, more secure and ubiquitous to have the right clinical information when clinical decisions are made.

At HIMSS 2017, RosettaHealth launched its revolutionary new “Access Everywhere” initiative, which breaks down all barriers to effectively share health data – especially in the community setting.

As part of this new offering, RosettaHealth’s CommunityCONNECT provides features that simply weren't available at the community level. These include care management across facilities allowing workflow and tracking of cases; population health analytics that reveal insights and target areas for improvement; and secure messaging/notifications and access to records everywhere there's care.

“We are opening the door for any community-based health provider to achieve the true benefits of data exchange and messaging, in a highly cost-effective way,” said Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth.

To learn more about how to take advantage of a simple, affordable, one-stop solution for clinical information sharing in a community, please contact RosettaHealth here.

PODCAST:  Solving Universal Health Data Sharing Challenges for Hospital Systems

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In the following RosettaHealth podcast interview, Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, discusses how universal health data access and sharing is actually a reality for today’s hospital systems.

In a recent Internet Health Management article, Dr. Steven Corwin, CEO of New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System stated that, based on his hospital systems’ experience, he does not see universal data access and data sharing happening anytime soon.

While this is common complaint by many hospital systems, the reality is that the industry is moving in the right direction when it comes to universal health data access and connectivity. 

Following are the key highlights of this podcast interview:

  • How universal health data sharing for hospitals is moving in the right direction. (:35)
  • Insights into the hurdles and roadblocks for universal health data sharing. (3:00)
  • Overcoming challenges when it comes to the lack of incentives in hospital systems for sharing patient data. (5:22)
  • How the RosettaHealth platform is a viable solution for creating ubiquitous health data sharing for hospitals. (6:52)
  • Advice for hospital systems when seeking out information about the right solutions. (9:12)

To learn more about how to take advantage of a simple, affordable, one-stop solution for universal data access for hospital systems, please contact RosettaHealth here.

PODCAST: The Future of Health Data Analytics with Innovaccer

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In the following RosettaHealth podcast interview, Nishanth Varghese, the ‎Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Innovaccer, discusses the future of health data analytics, and how healthcare outcomes are changing thanks to data.

Thanks to the explosion of data over the past several years, today’s healthcare organizations now have the ability to measure, track and improve health outcomes. The challenge is how to best harness this information in ways that enhance overall decision-making.

Innovaccer, a pioneering healthcare analytics company, is leading the way by helping care organizations to simplify complex data from all points of care. The company’s Datashop solutions help to streamline the information for making powerful decisions, as well as for realizing strategic value-based reimbursement goals based on key insights and predictions.

Datashop has been deployed across 15 countries at academic institutions, governmental organizations, and several corporate enterprises such as Mercy ACO, El Paso HIE, Sonic Healthsystems, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Wolters Kluwers.

Following are the key highlights from this podcast interview:

  • High-level overview about Innovaccer. (:26)
  • How data has been driving tremendous change in healthcare – and Innovaccer’s role in this transformation. (1:42)
  • An instance where data helped to the advantage of a healthcare organization. (4:20)
  • The biggest problem payers are facing that providers have been able to solve with access to data. (6:10)
  • The future of healthcare and how data is paving the way. (9:12)
  • What does Innovaccer aim to achieve by 2020. (11:41)

For more information about Innovaccer, please click here.  To learn more about how RosettaHealth can help best facilitate health data sharing for today’s most cutting-edge analytics providers here.  

RosettaHealth Helps SocialClime to Access Patient Data in a Streamlined, Secure and Compliant Manner

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Thanks to this partnership, SocialClime can now access and leverage the patient data in a secure and compliant manner – whether for HL7 integration, flat-file data or email attachments.

“RosettaHealth has helped us move from a messy data solution and transfer model into a more standardized and simplified model,” said David Johnson, General Manager of SocialClime.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) MAY 23, 2017

RosettaHealth, an innovative, secure, SaaS interoperability platform, today announced that SocialClime, a solution that allows medical practices to gather online patient feedback, is using its platform to streamline incoming patient data from large medical practices.

Since 2014, SocialClime has been developing innovative systems that allow medical practices to gather customer feedback, enhance customer centric cultures and power customer driven social marketing. The solution enables happy patients – in as little a 30 seconds – to provide positive review about a medical practice through Yelp, Google, Vitals, Facebook, and Healthgrades.

Thanks to this partnership, SocialClime can now access and leverage the patient data in a secure and compliant manner – whether for HL7 integration, flat-file data or email attachments. Previously SocialClime had to manage vast amounts of non-normalized data that came in at random intervals.

“RosettaHealth has helped us move from a messy data solution and transfer model into a more standardized and simplified model,” said David Johnson, General Manager of SocialClime. “It’s cut down on our lead time to get a practice up and running on our system, and it has helped cut down on our costs, which is a great benefit.”

The cloud-based RosettaHealth platform makes electronic health record exchange affordable and ubiquitous. Used by EHRs, Hospitals, Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), mobile health apps, and analytics vendors, RosettaHealth enables the efficient, seamless, and secure transportation of data to connect the whole world of healthcare.

“This is a prime example of how electronic patient data can be fully leveraged for health start ups in ways that help advance their business goals,” said Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth. “We look forward to continuing to support SocialClime as it changes how medical practices interact with their patients online.”

In addition, the RosettaHealth Platform and its suite of products and services was created by Nitor Group, a leader in health IT solutions. Nitor Group provides a toolkit of healthcare solutions and services enabling organizations to exchange healthcare information safely, securely, and efficiently based on legislated and industry accepted interoperability standards.

The Nitor Group team originally worked closely with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) defining and deploying standards, creating reference implementations, and establishing the fabric of interoperability that is expanding across the industry today.

To learn more about this new partnership, please listen to this exclusive RosettaHealth podcast interview with David Johnson.

For more information on RosettaHealth, visit http://www.rosettahealth.com or follow @rosettahealth on Twitter.

About RosettaHealth
Created by Nitor Group, experts in health record interoperability, the RosettaHealth platform is making electronic health record exchange affordable and ubiquitous. Currently, over one million health records move across the platform per month. The SaaS platform enables efficiencies, scale and ease not seen before in records exchange. For more information about RosettaHealth, please click here.

About SocialClime
SocialClime powers patient feedback and responses for thousands of physicians and practices. Its completely automated patient interaction systems enable feedback and public reviews for hundreds of thousand of patients monthly. Contact SocialClime today to learn how your practice can increase its social review velocity and dramatically improve its Google search rankings. For more information about SocialClime, please click here.

Post-Interoperability Era: Now It’s All About Actually Exchanging Health Records

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Health Systems Are Getting Down to the Business of Actually Exchanging Patient Data Effectively and Securely

Both the Sequoia Project and DirectTrust recently announced that they are exchanging more health records and connecting more provider sites than ever before – reinforcing how more EHR transactions and more States are being covered as connectivity expands for both.

This news reinforces how the increased demand for exchanging of health records, which is being further bolstered by true business incentives, is changing the current landscape.  In addition, as a continuation of discussions from HIMSS 2017, health data exchange interoperability is no longer a just nice thing to have, but it’s truly necessary.

In many ways, we have moved on from the concept of interoperability, and health systems are getting down to the business of actually exchanging patient data effectively and securely. We are also in the post-interoperability requirements working group era where the language of exchange no longer needs to be discussed and debated.  This is due to health data exchange actually happening in today’s care system.

However, while the numbers reported by Sequoia Project and DirectTrust are a positive sign for the industry, there continues to be room to grow.  Although many health organizations are on one exchange now, or have one use case, there are many more use cases that need to be developed – in other words, more can be done.

In fact, DirectTrust has been exploring and piloting new use cases (i.e., automated clinical summaries going to and from emergency departments and medical practices, etc.), which has been bolstered by the underlying technology that can be leveraged in a wide variety of situations.  This is a good thing, and points to how the era of health data exchange is going to grow, and evolve in ways never imagined.

The technology solutions that foster health connectivity will continue to play a major role. For example, RosettaHealth knocks down the barriers to effectively share health data– allowing anyone on any system to create sharing networks, or access other networks.

As we have highlighted before, we are experiencing a modern industrial revolution in healthcare, electronic health information connectivity. By moving beyond interoperability, this revolution will rapidly advance and will transform the entire care landscape. 

If you would like more information about the RosettaHealth platform, which makes electronic health record exchange affordable and ubiquitous, please contact us here.

Patient Data Sharing Drives Outcomes for Community-Based Health

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From hospitals and ambulatory practices to post-acute care facilities and home health, the ability to effectively share patient data is driving better health outcomes in community care settings.

A new report from AcademyHealth, in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), supports this concept by showing how access to patient data is reinforcing community-led efforts to address health disparities in specific populations.

According to a FierceHealthcare article, the report shows that data capture, exchange, and use were a central feature for the majority of the programs highlighted. These include the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) Accountable Health Communities, Alignment for Health Equity and Development (AHEAD), Community Health Peer Learning, and many others.

Here’s one of the key conclusions from the report:

Evidence suggests that lasting improvements in population health depend on enhanced collaboration on common objectives, more porous boundaries for information exchange, and across-the-board accountability for meaningful change. Encouraging the capture, exchange, and use of data to drive decision-making at a level beyond organizational silos is an increasingly important component of needed change.

While this report is encouraging from a patient data sharing perspective, the reality is that care coordination across the community has many barriers. This is why RosettaHealth launched its CommunityCONNECT offering at HIMSS 2017.

This highly cost-effective new solution breaks down data sharing barriers by providing easy access to patient information everywhere. CommunityCONNECT ultimately improves the ability to manage care across facilities, and better analyze the data to see trends and improve outcomes.

CommunityCONNECT uses RosettaHealth's HealthBus technology, which connects with all health protocols – allowing facilities to remove the limitations that come from standard vendor connectivity options.

To learn more about how to take advantage of a simple, affordable, one-stop solution for clinical information sharing in a community, please contact RosettaHealth here.

PODCAST: RosettaHealth Helps SocialClime to Transform Online Reputation Management for Medical Practices

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In the following RosettaHealth podcast interview, David Johnson, the General Manager for SocialClime, discusses how his organization is transforming online reputation management for many medical practices throughout the U.S. He also highlights how RosettaHealth is helping SocialClime to best access and leverage patient data.

Much like many consumer-facing industries, today’s healthcare arena has to contend with online patient reviews. One bad review can live forever online, while a positive review can enable a virtuous cycle, which can provide a great business boost for an entire medical practice.

Since 2014, SocialClime has been developing innovative systems that allow medical practices to gather customer feedback, enhance customer centric cultures and power customer driven social marketing. The solution enables happy patients – in as little a 30 seconds – to provide positive review about a medical practice through Yelp, Google, Vitals, Facebook, and Healthgrades.

SocialClime recently entered into a partnership with RosettaHealth to help manage the flow of patient data coming in from larger medical practices. Prior to partnering with RosettaHealth, SocialClime had to deal with vast amounts of non-normalized data that came in at random intervals. 

Now, with RosettaHealth, SocialClime can easily access and leverage the patient data in a secure and compliant manner – whether it's a HL7 integration, flat-file data or even email attachments.   

“RosettaHealth has helped us move from a messy data solution and transfer model into a more standardized and simplified model,” said Johnson in this podcast. “It’s cut down on our lead time to get a practice up and running on our system, and I believe it has helped cut down on our costs, which is a great benefit.”

For more information on SocialClime, please click here. If you are interested in learning more about how your organization can ease the movement of electronic medical records across any organizational boundary, please contact RosettaHealth here.

HIT Consultant: Data Block is the Leading Cause of Death for Digital Health Startups

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Even as funding has accelerated for digital health startups, a 2015 report from Accenture forecasted that half of digital startups are likely to fail within two years of launch. 

Unfortunately, this is a reality that digital health startups – originally willing, and eager to revolutionize the healthcare industry with your groundbreaking products and/or services in 2015 – are now facing in 2017.

While there are many reasons for business failure in the digital health arena, there’s one cause that is rising to the surface, which is data block. This is the pure obstruction of interoperability efforts, which makes the process of getting data out of physician EHRs, or pushing information back into those systems, extremely cumbersome.

For young businesses, this barrier of EHR interoperability into the legacy systems of clients and prospects costs time and money well beyond what startups can endure. Mobile and digital health startups must confront interoperability and data access issues head-on to accelerate growth – and ensure survival.

This was the key theme of a recent HIT Consultant guest article by Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, which also offers a “cure” for data block.

For example, cloud-based solutions exist that provide a tremendous opportunity for digital health startups to acquire comprehensive data exchange capabilities quickly, allowing for focus on what’s important: innovation. 

SaaS providers offer low-risk, low-labor, and low-cost alternatives to building an internal, expensive messaging infrastructure. These exchange platforms deliver a near-instant onset of exchange capabilities, provide scalability for the ever-growing demand of data, and eliminate the need to obtain/retain experience in all of the different disciplines required for effective HIT interchange. 

Now, safe, secure, and simple data transport solutions exist to help fast-track growth – and ultimately increase startup survival odds.

To learn about how your digital health startup can find a cure for data block, please read the full HIT Consultant article here. In addition, if you would like more information about the RosettaHealth platform, which breaks down HIT interoperability barriers, please contact Buff here.

PODCAST:  Shark Tank, HIMSS 2017 and the Future of Health Data Sharing

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In the following podcast interview, Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, discusses how the concept of enhancing health data sharing was front and center at HIMSS 2017.

During his closing keynote address at HIMSS 2017, Kevin O’Leary, one of the stars of the TV Show Shark Tank, discussed the importance of health data sharing, and how it will be a new frontier for investors.  In particular, he highlighted how breaking down data sharing barriers will transform care, and the health IT industry overall.

“Can you imagine the potential that will be unleashed in this sector if we could get our act together and turn this thing into a digital freeform of information?" O'Leary said. "Yes, securely. The productivity potential is huge. It’s unbelievable, the amount of money that wants to come into this sector is unprecedented.”

O’Leary experienced first-hand today’s health data sharing challenges when he was unable to send MRI images from Los Angeles to his physician in Boston. To further prove his point, he discussed how it’s much easier to transfer capital across the globe in a matter of seconds.

According to Colchagoff, O'Leary’s commentary is very timely, as the huge demand for sharing patient records is increasing daily, which is driving this transformation. In addition, the cottage industry of making point-to-point data connections is quickly being replaced with solutions that allow universal data exchange.

Another driver for bringing this data ubiquity vision to life is focusing on business incentives – more so that interoperability – to facilitate the better sharing of data.  With today’s focus on value-based care, the push for more incentives will only increase.

Fortunately, with today’s cloud-based solutions, it’s much easier for health organizations to manage all of these data connections. These solutions offer a secure, easy-to-use platform that connects universally, and can be managed from one simple interface.

With the right solution, sharing patient records is as easy as transferring capital across the world. As today’s health organizations realize this potential, the future of care will forever be changed – where health data ubiquity will achieve the ultimate goal of driving down cost and improving patient outcomes.

If you are interested in learning more about how your organization can ease the movement of electronic medical records across any organizational boundary, please contact Buff here.

HIMSS 2017 News Round Up: 10 Things About HIMSS 2017; MACRA and Obamacare; and Other Vendor News

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With more than 40,000 health IT professionals, vendors, and executives gathering in Orlando, HIMSS 2017 is clearly the most significant annual event for the Health IT arena.  As such, there is no shortage of news surrounding the conference.  For your convenience, the RosettaHealth team has compiled all of the latest and greatest HIMSS 2017 news.  Please stay tuned for more ongoing coverage during the conference.

10 Things to Know About HIMSS 2017

Becker’s Health IT and CIO Review are offering these ten things to know about the HIMSS 2017 Conference. 

What Will Become of MACRA, Obamacare, Health IT? HIMSS CEO and President Insights

HIMSS CEO and President H. Stephen Lieber offers his insights into the future of Health IT in this recent MedCity News podcast.

Bernoulli Exhibits at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase

Bernoulli, the leader in real-time solutions for patient safety, is bringing its award-winning Bernoulli One™ connectivity platform to the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase.

Innovaccer to Launch Revamped A.I. Assisted Care Management Suite with Advanced Chronic Care Management at HIMSS 2017

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-Headquartered Healthcare analytics company, will launch the revamped version of its artificially intelligent Care Management Suite with in-built Chronic Care Management at HIMSS 2017.

Merge Awarded 2017 Best in KLAS Designations

Merge, a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to advance healthcare, recently announced that the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report named Merge Cardio™ and Merge's iConnect® Enterprise Archive Best in KLAS.

Spok Debuts Latest Evolution of Spok Care Connect® with Enhanced Clinical Context, Powerful Integrations

Spok, Inc., a leader in healthcare communications, will demonstrate the latest evolution of its integrated communications platform at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

As a reminder, please stop by the RosettaHealth booth (#6594) to learn how you can ease the movement of electronic medical records across any organizational boundary.

RosettaHealth™ Introduces “Access Everywhere” Initiative for Sharing Electronic Medical Records at HIMSS 2017

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Introducing a Revolution in Health Data Access

Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2017)RosettaHealth, an innovative, secure, SaaS interoperability platform, today announced the introduction of its revolutionary new “Access Everywhere” initiative at HIMSS 2017 in Booth #6594.

Breaking down all barriers to effectively share health data, this initiative includes three new product offerings that allow anyone on any system to create sharing networks, or access other networks.

The three new product offerings are:

  • RosettaHealth™ Community Connect:  A simple, affordable, one-stop solution for clinical information sharing in a community.  All sites of care can easily and confidentially share information -- from hospitals and ambulatory practices to post-acute care facilities and home health. 
  • RosettaHealth™ Exchange QuickStart:  Connect to health exchange networks in record time.  This service provides everything you need to get connected to sharing networks like CommonWell, Carequality, and DirectTrust.  From zero to connected in 30 days or less. 
  • RosettaHealth™ Community Portal 2.0: Enabling post acute care facilities to be part of managed care conversations, Community Portal 2.0 extends basic clinical exchange and messaging capabilities to allow workflow and fax integration.  This full-featured portal allows facilities to work effectively with both computable clinical data, and faxes.   

“In total, these products revolutionize healthcare connectivity -- making it easier, more secure and ubiquitous to have the right clinical information where clinical decisions are made,” said Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth. “We are opening the door for any community-based health provider to achieve the true benefits of data exchange and messaging, in a highly cost-effective way.”

Moving more than 1 million electronic health records per month, the RosettaHealth, platform provides a single interface to send/receive medical information and maintains connections with any other health provider or network over any interface. The platform empowers healthcare organizations to safely send and receive medical records, leaving the connection, protocol routing and translation to RosettaHealth.

The solution can also easily integrate and be operational in days with a wide array of options including HL7 V2, REST, FHIR, XDR, XDS, XCA, NwHIN, Direct Secure Messaging, SMTP/POP, or via a portal.

For more information on RosettaHealth, visit www.rosettahealth.com or follow @rosettahealth on Twitter.

About RosettaHealth

Created by Nitor Group, experts in health record interoperability, the RosettaHealth platform is making electronic health record exchange affordable and ubiquitous. Currently, over one million health records move across the platform per month. The SaaS platform enables efficiencies, scale and ease not seen before in records exchange. For more information about RosettaHealth, please click here.

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PODCAST: Hospitals Challenged with Connecting with Physician EHRs; Solution Launching at HIMSS 2017

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In the following podcast interview, Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, discusses a new Black Book report, which shows how 70 percent of hospitals found that data from outside providers is missing from their systems' workflows, and much more.

A new report from Black Book Market Research highlighted some sobering statistics when it comes to the ongoing challenge of exchanging electronic health record (EHR) information for hospitals. 

The study uncovered that 70 percent of hospitals found that provider data is missing from their EHR systems' workflow. In addition, 41 percent of hospital administrators are still finding challenges in exchanging electronic health record information with other providers overall.

The report also highlighted how physician groups continue to “lack the financial and technical expertise to adopt complex EHRs, which are now compulsory to attain higher reimbursements by public and private payers.”

In the podcast, Buff Colchagoff talks about how Meaningful Use was a starting point in terms of sharing health data, and how now, tools are emerging to make ubiquitous connectivity a reality.

At HIMSS 2017, RosettaHealth is introducing its new “Access Everywhere” initiative, which breaks down all barriers to effectively share health data – allowing anyone on any system to create sharing networks, or access other networks. This new suite of products fills in all of the data sharing gaps, especially when it comes to the community care setting.

If you are attending HIMSS 2017, please stop by the RosettaHealth booth (#6594) to learn how you can ease the movement of electronic medical records across any organizational boundary.

Is Your Health Data Appetite Bigger Than Your Mouth?

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As with any industry sector, there has been a tremendous rise in the volume of data in the healthcare arena – with many drivers for this increasing tidal wave of health information.

These include incentives put in place by Meaningful Use and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to capture and use electronic records, as well as new innovations in healthcare such as telemedicine and wireless medical devices, and other technical advances which have made it easier to collect and analyze information from multiple sources.

As such, written scripts and paper charts are becoming nearly obsolete. In fact, the incentives from the HITECH Act’s Meaningful Use has skyrocketed the use of electronic medical records (EHR). 

Currently, more than 90 percent of all U.S. hospitals have achieved meaningful use of EHRs.  In addition, the percentage of Office-based Physicians adopting electronic health records went from less than 20 percent in 2004, to over 75 percent by 2014.

The end result is an explosion of computable health data, which presents a tremendous amount of opportunities and challenges.

This is the key theme of a recent Health IT Outcomes article by Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, which also highlighted how we are in the age of standards-based exchange.

Fortunately, the exchange of electronic records can now be affordable and ubiquitous for Hospitals, Health Systems, ACOs, mobile health apps, and Big Data needs like public and population health. 

New Cloud-based “health buses” such as the RosettaHealth platform can send and receive medical information, and maintain connections with other health providers no matter what systems they are using. These SaaS solutions aim to mitigate some of the biggest challenges of electronic health record sharing – data access and interoperability.

To learn more about how to best handle today’s tidal wave of health data, please read the full Health IT Outcomes article here. In addition, if you are attending HIMSS 2017, please stop by the RosettaHealth booth (#6594) to learn how you can ease the movement of electronic medical records across any organizational boundary.

PODCAST:  Obamacare or No Obamacare -- You Still Need to Exchange Health Records

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In the following RosettaHealth podcast interview, Buff Colchagoff, CEO of RosettaHealth, discusses how the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have no impact on the rising need to continually exchange electronic health records.  

While uncertainty is a term that has become all too common when it comes to the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the reality is that today’s health organizations will continue to need to share electronic health records.

Essentially, the genie is already out of the bottle, and we are far down the road when it comes to the role and importance of value-based care. The healthcare sector makes up 20 percent of U.S. GDP, and will continue to expand in scope and importance through innovation – as we will see at the upcoming HIMSS conference.

In addition, managing care requires the right coordination and data where the clinical decisions are actually being made. This is another trajectory that won’t change in the future.

In fact, the demand for data is growing with hospitals, practices and post-acute care settings needing to effectively share health records. The importance of having complete patient health data wherever care is rendered is growing.  Population health is also gaining in importance as the health care system shifts to a value-based system.  

The post ACA-era will actually grow the demand for ubiquitous, near-real time patient data.

Thankfully, there are new solutions that don't require heavy time and an infrastructure investment. These innovations are fundamentally transforming care as we know it – paving the way to enhancing the overall quality of care, improving outcomes, and managing costs.

In addition, if you are attending HIMSS 2017, please stop by the RosettaHealth booth (#6594) to learn how you can ease the movement of electronic medical records across any organizational boundary.

Going from “Good to Great” in the HIT Interoperability Arena

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What is the connection between the classic business book, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don't” and HIT Interoperability?  

The answer is plenty, according to a recent EMR Industry guest article by Kevin Puscas, the CTO of RosettaHealth.

First published in 2001, this best-selling business book focuses on how different companies effectively cracked the code for becoming “Good to Great” within their respective industries.

In terms of the HIT Interoperability connection, Kevin discusses how the author’s idea of the “Hedgehog Concept,” which is all about finding and leveraging your organizational strengths, is an important concept in Health IT.

With Interoperability playing a larger role in a wide-range of healthcare organizations -- whether it is hospitals, practices, ACOs, HIEs, or Big Data analytics -- the key is how to have this strength within your organization.

As the breadth and volume of what is exchanged has increased, so too has the complexity. This is especially true when trying to exchange information between organizations – with every potential exchange there can exist a number of options and pitfalls.

According to Kevin, this is where the “Hedgehog Concept” can provide a useful guide:

1.     Is HIT interoperability something that your organization is good at today? Do you already have an established team of experienced people, the IT infrastructure, the required operations, and it is a proven part of an organization’s daily business?  Or is it a reliance on that one person, or that one tool or solution that was put together for that one case?

2.     Do you want to be good at creating and maintaining interoperability solutions? With a myriad of potential approaches, standards, tools, and challenges, establishing a successful interoperability capability within your organization is no small effort. It requires real commitment of both attention and resources over the long term. Maybe it isn’t something you want to be good at, but is critical to support what you are really good at.

3.    Does it make sense to be good at creating and maintaining interoperability solutions? Take a look at the things that are truly core to your business. Is it caring for patients, establishing healthcare communities, or maybe taking vast quantities of healthcare data and finding new insights about a population? Does it make sense then to add to that the ability to develop and maintain interoperability solutions? Knowing that this is a long-term investment, is this something that you want to commit both attention and resources?

If you answered “no” to these questions, what are the alternatives?

To learn the answer of this question, please be sure to read the full EMR Industry article here.  In addition, if you are attending HIMSS 2017, please stop by the RosettaHealth booth (#6594) to learn more about how your organization can go from “good to great” when it comes to HIT Interoperability. 

Expanding and Maintaining the RosettaHealth Platform with Zero Downtime

Phillip Odam, Lead Engineer

Our SaaS-based solution, which makes electronic health record exchange affordable and ubiquitous, has grown substantially from its beginnings three years ago.

For the first two years, we found that scheduled maintenance during low traffic times of the week were not too difficult to coordinate. However in the last year this has rapidly changed, we found ourselves with a system that needed to be kept running -- while also scaled out, upgraded and reconfigured to handle the changing needs of our customers.

As such, we had to devise a plan for incrementally overhauling the running system without ever taking it offline. My boss and coworker in this effort jokingly equated it to taking a Cessna aircraft and transforming it into a fighter jet mid-flight, which is no small task.

The seamless growth of the system was accomplished through standing up software load balancers that would increasingly handle the load as we diverted traffic to them. Because in many cases the public facing TCP ports are not the ports our services are listening on, all we had to do was disable the port redirection. It was by the removal of redirection on a port-by-port basis that we gradually diverted all traffic through the load balancers.

Once we had the public facing endpoints load balanced, we were then able to reconfigure individual instances of a load-balanced group to perform their own internal calls through the load balancers.

These few changes to our service have resulted in monumental differences in our ability to manage the environment. Upgrades and reconfigurations are routinely done during business hours as opposed to waiting until late at night for a quiet period. We’re also able to expand out the environment to meet our customers’ needs without ever having to declare an outage for system maintenance.

These are the notable items encountered when scaling out the RosettaHealth platform:

  • Adjusted TCP keepalives
  • Increased maximum database connections
  • Addressed slow leaks of database connections by third party connectors
  • Increased maximum allowed file handles
  • Reduced use of swap file
  • Optimized SQL

Lastly, we would like to acknowledge the following articles, which we used in our research efforts:

  • Yelp’s Engineering Blog
  • Moser IT Consulting Blog

For more information about RosettaHealth, an innovative, secure, standards-based SaaS interoperability platform that eases the movement of electronic medical records across organizational boundaries, please contact Phillip here.

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