RelayHealth Expands SaaS-Based HIE and PHR Platform with Certified EHR

Clinically Integrates Health Systems; Targets Physicians Who Haven’t Deployed EHR in Support of Meeting Meaningful-Use Objectives

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RelayHealth today announced the latest addition to the company’s health IT solutions: RelayClinical™ EHR, now fully certified for ambulatory EHR by Drummond Group, Inc. The RelayClinical EHR provides the tools necessary for eligible providers to demonstrate stage 1 Meaningful Use while providing critical functionality for hospitals and health systems to fulfill their meaningful-use objectives and position themselves for increased patient engagement and physician alignment.

With the addition of the RelayClinical EHR, the combined assets of the RelayClinical™ Platform now enable secure health information exchange (HIE), provide secure personal health records (PHR) and provide a complete, meaningful-use certified ambulatory EHR. By choosing RelayHealth for clinical integration and HIE solutions, hospitals and health systems gain robust interoperability and EHR applications to expand their leading role in connecting the healthcare community.

Health systems can offer community physicians clinical integration and health information exchange capabilities, without asking them to change their existing EHR system. For their community physicians who have not implemented an EHR system, RelayClinical EHR provides the tools needed to document, treat, communicate with patients, coordinate care across the community, and meet all stage 1 Meaningful Use objectives.

Additionally, the PHR functionality inherent in RelayClinical Platform gives patients a path to meaningfully participate in their own care. A recent KLAS report on PHR showed that RelayHealth is considered for PHR more than any other HIE vendor’s PHR at health systems that are in areas where many different EHRs are in use by community physicians. Often, these organizations do not want to disrupt their community-physician relationships by requiring physicians to change to a specific EHR system. The RelayHealth highly rated solution has the “…proven…ability to connect…systems” and has “…significant PHR mindshare,” the KLAS report stated.

“Health systems seek to clinically integrate across their entire enterprises, to increase clinical efficiencies and positively impact outcomes,” said Jim Bodenbender, president, RelayHealth Connectivity Solutions. “The strategic choice for this strategic imperative is RelayClinical Platform. RelayClinical Platform allows health systems to improve their community physician alignment whether or not an EHR investment has been made by the physicians. That’s why nearly 80 organizations across the nation have chosen RelayHealth for clinical integration and health information exchange.”

Bodenbender continued, “Think about it: Health systems can choose a single solution to meet the integration needs of the organization, the meaningful-use needs of employed and affiliated physicians and the need of both physicians and health systems to improve patient engagement. That’s fewer implementation disruptions, enhanced change management, increased support efficiency and reduced infrastructure investments, all while increasing patient and physician alignment and improving overall efficiency.”

Organizations such as Atlantic Health System in New Jersey – a longtime RelayHealth customer and participant in the Jersey Health Connect HIE – see the benefits of a single solution that offers HIE, PHR and fully certified ambulatory EHR.

“Relay Health’s team of healthcare and IT professionals understand the challenges of today’s healthcare C-suite,” said Linda Reed, Chief Information Officer, Atlantic Health System. “They work with you to understand and examine strategic goals such as physician alignment, communications and safety, while providing a secure and robust SaaS-based infrastructure. The functionality provided supports the strategic needs of the CEO, CNO and CMO, while the easy to deploy aspect of the technology helps already stretched CIO’s.”

About RelayHealth

RelayHealth, McKesson’s connectivity business, operates as a neutral partner in an open network environment, offering connectivity services and integration among all organizations, systems, and solutions. Its intelligent network is designed to streamline clinical, financial and administrative communication between patients, providers, payers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and financial institutions. RelayHealth works to accelerate the delivery of high-quality care and improve financial performance through solutions such as online consultation of physicians by patients, electronic prescribing, point-of-service pharmacy claims resolution by payers, pre-visit patient financial clearance by providers, and post-visit provider bill settlement by payers and patients. RelayHealth securely processes more than 12.8 billion financial and clinical transactions annually. For more information, call 888.743.8735, or visit our Web site at Follow us on Twitter (@RelayHealth) or like the RelayHealth Facebook page.

“This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.”

RelayHealth, a division of McKesson Corporation, RelayClinical EHR 10.3, 11192010‐3903‐8, Clinical Quality Measures Certified, email software, zip software used in certification process.


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