WAYNE, PA--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - MEDecision, the leading provider of collaborative health management solutions, has again achieved full pass certification for its interoperability tests with other healthcare IT systems at the 2012 Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon, held January 9-13 in Chicago. IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. Systems developed in accordance with IHE communicate with one another better, are easier to implement, and enable healthcare professionals to use information more effectively -- creating efficiencies that help drive down healthcare costs while improving the quality of care.

Interoperability between disparate medical information systems remains one of the biggest challenges to the exchange of health information and clinical documentation between health plans, hospitals, physicians and other clinicians. The Connectathon is widely recognized as the industry's premier interoperability testing event. MEDecision again achieved full pass interoperability certification for its Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution, Nexalign, at this year's IHE Connectathon.

"Removing proprietary, costly and time-consuming barriers to integration through proven interoperability is a key component of MEDecision's overall strategy to help healthcare organizations reach the highest level for business and practice transformation," said Carole Hodsdon, chief operating officer, MEDecision, said. "We have pioneered the way in which health plans manage health information -- connecting data, gaining knowledge from analytics, utilizing consumer-centric workflow -- now we will do the same for health systems and physician practices."

The MEDecision team converged in Chicago at this year's Connectathon for an intense week-long testing schedule with one united cause: to advance the interoperable exchange of healthcare information. Certification was obtained for multiple integration profiles, actors and options, including:

  • HPD - Healthcare Provider Directory
  • XDR - Cross-enterprise Reliable Document Interchange
  • XUA - Cross-enterprise User Assertion
  • ATNA - Audit Trail / Node Authentication Security
  • CT - Consistent Time Services

A complete list can be found at http://www.medecision.com/solutions/interoperability.

Hodsdon continued, "The fact that MEDecision continues to test successfully -- achieving full pass certification again this year -- underscores the capability and readiness of MEDecision's data exchange. Even with increasing levels of complexity, our team was able to prove our solution's ability to connect flawlessly."

MEDecision's health information exchange solution combines a set of enabling technologies -- including decision support, analytics, health information exchange and identity reconciliation -- designed to gather health data from multiple sources (healthcare payers, consumers, physicians and other care delivery organizations) and apply analytics to foster better business and clinical decisions on a patient's behalf.

About MEDecision
MEDecision's contribution to the healthcare industry is a powerful platform that delivers meaningful data to inform the most important healthcare transaction: patient care. We start with a philosophy that patients, providers and payers are all driving towards better health outcomes and that this common interest dictates the need for collaborative working environments. Then, we apply 23 years of experience, $85+ million in research and development and the strongest clinical knowledge to deliver the MEDecision collaborative health management platform, which includes Nexalign®, a health decision support service that applies analytics to information gathered from multiple sources to foster better business and clinical decisions on a patient's behalf, Alineo®, a health management platform for delivering outcome-driven case, disease, utilization and behavioral health management, and InFrame™, a set of tools to facilitate the health and performance management processes for physicians and accountable care organizations.

For more information, visit www.MEDecision.com.

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Patricia Brown
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