SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Oct. 21, 2013 – Medicity, the health information exchange (HIE) network provider preparing organizations for population health management, was recognized as a top-tier HIE vendor by Chilmark Research in its recently released 2013 HIE Market Report: Analysis and Trends.
Chilmark Research's 2013 evaluation highlights Medicity's significant market presence, growth and stability in a volatile market. The report notes the company's large gains in the enterprise market-HIEs privately managed by health systems. Medicity has long been recognized by analysts such as Chilmark, KLAS and IDC Health Insights as the vendor with the largest footprint in the enterprise market.
The report also recognizes Medicity for maintaining a strong market position among publically operated HIEs, such as regional and statewide health information organizations.
“As the system of healthcare reimbursement evolves, HIE networks, both public and enterprise, will play a key role in helping care providers manage risk and lower costs,” said Nancy Ham, Medicity's CEO. “With the largest customer footprint of any HIE provider in the country and a proven track record of success, Medicity remains the company best positioned to deliver an exchange foundation that can help healthcare organizations successfully coordinate care and manage their patient populations.”
Medicity's network, deployed across the U.S., is actively helping enterprise and public HIEs tap into data to fuel initiatives that deliver actionable health information to clinicians seeking to improve care quality and reduce costs. Banner Health System in Arizona, BayCare Health System in Florida, and statewide HIEs in Delaware and Vermont are just a few organizations using Medicity technology to help transform their care delivery systems.
Evolving toward HIE 2.0
The Chilmark report calls for an evolution from HIE 1.0 to 2.0-from health information transactions to a focus on clinician network management. HIE 2.0 involves enabling complex networks of clinicians to coordinate a patient's care around a shared care plan. This level of coordination requires sophisticated yet flexible technology that allows clinicians to:
- Send and receive health information securely;
- Access each patient's complete health record;
- Receive actionable alerts about a patient's health status;
- Maintain and share a patient's care plan;
- Submit quality reports to payers and public health agencies; and
- Manage the health of entire patient populations.
According to Ham, Medicity continues to innovate to deliver HIE 2.0 solutions-including integrating searchable community health records and orders and results directly into electronic health records (EHRs). “We have been a pioneer in the HIE market for more than a decade, and we are constantly refining our solutions to both meet and anticipate the needs of the healthcare organizations we serve. Our efforts focus on enabling clinicians to access and use data in ways that really affect the quality of patient care. As such, our biggest push over the coming months is to enhance our customers' ability to analyze clinical data flowing through the network.”