gloStream Selects ABILITY Network To Provide Direct Communication Protocol For Its Electronic Medical Record Products

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ABILITY Network Inc™, the nation’s largest and most secure web-based health network, announced today that gloStream has selected ABILITY’s DirectABILITY for secure and direct communications transport. DirectABILITY will be integrated into gloEMR, gloStream’s flagship electronic medical record solution, as well as gloSuite, gloStream’s integrated EMR and practice management offering. The end result will be seamless workflow efficiency for end-users to securely exchange health information data with patients and other healthcare professionals and entities.

“We selected ABILITY as our healthcare communications partner because of their unique offerings and extensive industry experience,” said Piyush Khanna, gloStream’s chief information officer. “With DirectABILITY, our doctor clients will have access to a fabulous tool that will help them provide better care and also become more efficient and productive practitioners.”

ABILITY’s involvement with secure and direct healthcare communications is well established. Early in 2011, the first meaningful use transaction sending an immunization update from Hennepin County Medical Center to the Minnesota State Department of Health using Direct Protocol was sent using DirectABILITY.

ABILITY, in addition to being charged with providing the infrastructure to streamline the exchange of healthcare data for the benefit of patients, providers, and payers throughout Minnesota as a Minnesota Department of Health certified Health Data Intermediary (HDI), powers the secure exchange of information for several Regional Extension Centers and Health Information Networks. Those RECs and HINs include: the Rhode Island Regional Extension Center Marketplace, the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN), and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN).

“ABILITY is excited to offer DirectABILITY via our Secure Application Program Interface (API) to provide gloStream’s EMR product the ability to seamlessly integrate Direct functionality and improve communication among providers, their patients and health organizations,” said Mark Briggs, CEO of ABILITY. “We continue to advance this important functionality to improve communication efficiencies and reduce costs within the healthcare industry.”

About ABILITY Network™
ABILITY works to save lives by facilitating information exchange and knowledge-sharing among every participant within the healthcare spectrum – hospitals, physician practices, home care providers, DMEs, and private and government payers – as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In use for more than a decade in more than 3,000 hospitals across the country, ABILITY’s network supports healthcare decision makers in their quest to promote care coordination and collaboration, reduce record fragmentation, participate in new and emerging care models, and access the Direct Project network and state and community-based Health Information Exchanges (HIEs). Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

About gloStream
gloStream provides doctors with certified, voice-enabled electronic medical record and practice management solutions delivered and supported through a nationwide community of local technology partners. gloStream products are secure, easy-to-use applications and the only solutions on the market with Microsoft Office built right-in. gloStream partners leverage gloDNA (“gloStream Detailed Needs Analysis”), an innovative implementation process that allows gloStream to offer its 15-Day Money Back Success Guarantee. gloStream guarantees that if it can’t get a practice back to full patient load within 15 days of implementing gloEMR, the company will provide a full refund for all gloStream software and services. For more information, visit, email [email protected] or call 877-456-3671.


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