OnePartner selects MobileMD for Health Information Exchange

DUFFIELD, Va. and WARMINSTER, Pa., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OnePartner, LLC selects MobileMD, Inc. for Health Information Exchange (HIE) component of innovative, cost effective, and rapidly deployed Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution.

Leveraging popular cloud computing techniques designed specifically for the healthcare industry, OnePartner has developed a health information technology ecosystem, called "onepartner eco," uniquely packaged and delivered to accelerate meaningful EHR adoption within the ambulatory physician community.

Mr. Tom Deaderick, Director of OnePartner, LLC announces the selection of MobileMD 4D HIE™ for incorporation into the onepartner eco solution. "Our parent company, Holston Medical Group (HMG) adopted EHR in 1996. Selecting the right EHR system for a practice is important, as is successfully navigating the initial implementation phase, but an EHR system that's not connected to the community of referral and care partners, hospitals and laboratories will fail to improve quality or reduce duplication and inefficiency. Even within the government's definition of Meaningful Use of EHR we can see that HIE is a required ingredient of success.

"The genesis of our EHR ecosystem cloud, onepartner eco, is the importance of a connected EHR system – a complete ecosystem," says Deaderick. "Connectivity is the name of the game now. You have to connect with referral partners, as well as regional and government HIEs."

Onepartner eco allows subscribing physicians to choose from a menu of market leading EHR products, including Allscripts, GreenWay and others with each system hosted in OnePartner's Advanced Technology & Applications Center (ATAC) data center in Duffield, Virginia. The MobileMD HIE serves as the communications hub for each of the EHR instances, connecting subscribers in a seamless information delivery network and establishing an on-ramp to external information exchange networks, managed by OnePartner and MobileMD.

"With the information technology and operational challenges facing healthcare providers today, acceptance of cloud computing is skyrocketing," says Deaderick. "The cloud model allows providers to focus their energy on strategies and tactics that make their organization great. Flow of information between referral partners is strategically important, but overseeing system interfaces isn't. Simplifying communications between organizations is long overdue. Less expensive, more scalable, and more reliable solutions are necessary. That's what MobileMD does for onepartner eco subscribers and that's why we selected them."

"OnePartner's ecosystem offers providers a simple, secure, connected platform for all of their subscriber's needs while avoiding operational risk and vendor lock-in," commented Chris Voigt, MobileMD's VP of Corporate Development. "Our 4D HIE serves as a foundation for the ecosystem, allowing full integration of records for patient transfers and shared records. This connectivity means onepartner eco is ideally suited for participation in the industry's latest initiatives including Meaningful Use incentives, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH)."

About OnePartner

The OnePartner ATAC data center is the first commercial data center in North America to receive a Tier III certification by The Uptime Institute. The ATAC data center has provided uninterrupted service since October 2, 2008. Organizations interested in a connected EHR ecosystem will find more information at http://www.onepartner.com/eco.

About MobileMD

MobileMD offers the HIT industry's only 4D HIE™, focusing on all aspects of progressive healthcare delivery: 100% service (SaaS offering), technology benefit, economic benefit, and, most importantly, care benefit. MobileMD utilizes a secure, scalable and flexible infrastructure to provide technologies and applications designed to integrate patient health information with disparate HIT systems as well as application software designed to provide access, communications, and interoperability capabilities, bringing the healthcare community together in support of enhanced patient care. MobileMD currently provides its 4D HIE to more than 15,000 subscribers, 800 physician practices, and 70 hospitals nationwide. For more information visit http://www.MobileMD.com.

SOURCE MobileMD, Inc.

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