HealthUnity Positions e-Health Network of Long Island Ahead of Nation’s Meaningful Use Curve

HIE enhancements promote greater data accessibility while reducing costs

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthUnity Corporation today announced general availability of version 5.5 of its award-winning Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Master Person Index (MPI) solution. This solution was successfully deployed at e-Health Network of Long Island within 90 days to support the high quality of care standards and network expansion goals of its long-standing partner. The improved software platform promotes enhanced functionality such as improved provider portal access, EHR integration, multi-facility consent management, and e-referral among various other features.

Comprised of a geographically dispersed group of hospitals in central and eastern Long Island, New York, the HIE includes various hospitals, physician practices, labs, radiology and long-term-care facilities servicing more than 1.5 million patients. HealthUnity’s HIE upgrade has advanced network providers closer to meeting stage 1 requirements of meaningful use criteria, providing e-Health Network of Long Island with a superior foundation for electronic data capture and information sharing across disparate facilities and applications.

The upgrade enables new features including: HealthUnity MPI suite, Record Locator Service, CCD exchange, composite clinical summary, IHE PIX, PDQ, PIX notification & XDS.b standards, secure messaging, multi-facility consent management, e-referral, provider directory, EHR lite provider portal, and EHR adapter services. Also included are HIE clinical and operational reports exemplified by the facility-to-facility common patient overlap report.

“Our work with HealthUnity is consistently positioning us to be ahead of the nation’s meaningful use curve,” said Maureen Gaffney, SVP and CMIO at Winthrop University Hospital who also sits on the board of e-Health Network of Long Island, New York. “This upgrade enables our providers to access longitudinal health information from their facilities, supporting higher quality of care standards while lowering costs. This is the type of service and value we’ve come to expect from HealthUnity over the years.”

The e-Health Network of Long Island participants include Stony Brook University Hospital, Winthrop University Hospital, Southampton Hospital, Eastern Long Island Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Center, San Simeon by the Sound, Long Island State Veterans Home and Nesconset Nursing Center.

“Our integrated HIE and MPI solution combined with unmatched attention to customer service is proving to be key to the clinical adoption and financial sustainability of partners like e-Health Network of Long Island,” said Prem Urali, CEO of HealthUnity.

About e-Health Network of Long Island

Formed in 2007, e-Health Network of Long Island uses technology to link people and their healthcare providers with immediate, vital personal health information. Our purpose is to enhance access and communication among providers and improve quality of healthcare in our eastern Nassau and Suffolk County communities. For more information visit www.ehealthnetworkli.net.

About HealthUnity

HealthUnity offers a single platform for exchanging critical clinical information between disparate provider entities and patients. Founded in 2004, with deployments across the US, HealthUnity is an industry-leading provider of standards-based HIE, MPI, and PHR solutions. For more information visit www.healthunity.com.



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KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  New York  Washington

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Technology  Data Management  Software  Practice Management  Health  Hospitals

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