Nation’s Largest Health Information Exchange Debuts Partnership with AT&T’s Clinical Message Exchange

The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), the largest in the nation, has announced a partnership with AT&T’s Healthcare Community Online to provide a highly-secure, scalable and flexible clinical interface integration platform.

IHIE covers more than ten million patients, more than 19,000 physicians, and over 80 facilities, and currently has more than four billion pieces of clinical data in its repository — delivering three million highly-secure health transactions daily.  It works with hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and physician practices to ensure that health information is where it needs to be, when it needs to be there to help improve care coordination and patient outcomes.

IHIE says its data integration is rapidly expanding beyond its current capacity, creating the need for a scalable solution to help connect more hospitals and facilities to the exchange.  Deploying AT&T Healthcare Community Online will position IHIE to boost support of its existing community, respond to new providers’ immediate needs and expand business plans, according to a press release issued today.

The organization will initially implement AT&T Healthcare Community Online’s Clinical Message Exchange in three key hospitals, providing a highly-secure, scalable and flexible clinical interface integration platform,and plans to add more than 60 additional hospitals to the platform this year.  “Our vision is to establish a model of health information exchange for the nation,” said Harold J. Apple, President and Chief Executive Officer of IHIE.  “We operate the most advanced system for connecting disparate healthcare IT systems in the nation, and AT&T is helping us take our efforts to the next level.”

Some of the many features provided by AT&T’s Clinical Message Exchange includes:

  • Any-to-any messaging to automate point-to-point communication
  • Messaging Hub enabling all message translation and routing
  • Message tracking for audit logging for HIPAA and HITECH purposes
  • Highly-secure communication and collaboration capabilities across network domains and organizations

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