dbMotion and Jordan Hospital Team Up to Advance the Greater Plymouth Health Information Network

Interoperability platform will connect multiple acute and ambulatory HIT systems throughout community that boasts 90% electronic health record adoption, delivering actionable data into the provider workflow

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dbMotion, a provider of connected healthcare solutions, has been chosen by Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, Mass., to help the local medical community offer a single aggregated patient record to caregivers—functionality that is critical to the success of the Greater Plymouth Health Information Network (GPHIN), which serves residents throughout the South Shore and Cape Cod.

The Greater Plymouth Health Information Network (GPHIN) is comprised of Jordan Hospital, a 155-bed acute care hospital, along with approximately 140 affiliated physicians and independent ambulatory and outpatient physicians, clinics, laboratories, imaging center, pharmacies, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living communities, and related support organizations. In the initial phase of the relationship, the dbMotion™ Solution will provide semantic interoperability between Meditech 6.0, the acute electronic health record (EHR) used by the Jordan Hospital, and eClinicalWorks, the ambulatory system adopted by Jordan Hospital’s employed physicians. As implementation progresses, the platform will enable the GPHIN to extend interoperability to community physicians using other EHRs, including GE Centricity, Epic, McKesson and Athena.

“It is vital that all of the providers in the community have access to an aggregated patient record in order to deliver the highest quality of care possible,” says Donald Marks, MD, Chairman of the GPHIN Board of Governors. “That is no small feat in this region, where 90% of provider organizations have adopted some type of EHR. dbMotion will provide us the means to ensure access to comprehensive and harmonized data that caregivers can act upon at the point of care.”

dbMotion’s interoperability platform is designed to semantically organize health information captured and stored in disparate systems, and deliver it in an actionable format within any provider’s preferred workflow. Additionally, the solution’s powerful EHR Agent functionality alerts caregivers when additional information outside of their own system is available, allowing them to review and import select data relevant to the current episode of care.

Jim Albert, Chief Information Officer, Jordan Hospital notes that the selection of dbMotion will likewise help the medical community attain a second strategic objective: the success of the nonprofit Jordan Community Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Selected to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings program, the ACO consists of more than 100 physicians from Plymouth Bay Medical Associates, Jordan Physician Associates and specialty physicians from Jordan Hospital. Together, these coordinate the healthcare of more than 6,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Plymouth and Barnstable counties.

“We evaluated a number of vendors before selecting dbMotion,” says Albert. “It became clear, however, that dbMotion was best suited to deliver the functionality we needed today, as well as what we anticipate needing in the future—and to serve as a genuine partner in helping us meet the challenges that we no doubt will face.”

“The vision shared by leadership at Jordan Hospital and the greater Plymouth medical community will benefit patients and the community as a whole,” says Peter McClennen, President of dbMotion North America. “New models like HIEs and ACOs represent the future of healthcare, and we are delighted to support Jordan’s commitment to this approach.”

dbMotion is an innovative provider of connected healthcare solutions. It develops and markets the dbMotion™ Solution, a proven SOA-based interoperability platform that enables healthcare organizations and health information exchanges (HIEs) to meaningfully integrate and leverage their information assets, driving improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. dbMotion transforms care through the creation of a virtual patient record that logically connects patient information in existing systems without requiring their replacement. By providing access to integrated patient information, the solution connects care settings, bridging gaps that often exist between inpatient/acute care and community care, and demonstrates a compelling return on investment (ROI). This robust solution is field-proven, having been implemented in some of the world’s most demanding healthcare IT environments since 2001. For more information about dbMotion, visit or write to .

The Greater Plymouth Health Information Network (GPHIN) is comprised of Jordan Hospital, a 155-bed acute care hospital, along with approximately 140 affiliated physicians and independent ambulatory and outpatient physicians, clinics, laboratories, imaging center, pharmacies, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living communities, and related support organizations.

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