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Six Trial Implementations of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) demonstrated use cases at the 5th NHIN Forum last week include solutions from Initiate Systems, Inc. Initiate® software supports effective data sharing and knowledge through complete, trusted views of patients and providers.


In September 2007, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded contracts to nine health information exchanges to participate in the Trial Implementation of NHIN, developing and demonstrating core services for secure exchange of a summary medical record, as well as six use cases. The 5th NHIN Forum held in Washington, D.C, was the event where participating organizations showcased experiences, successes, and lessons learned in the trials.

Six of those nine original health information exchanges involved in NHIN Trials have chosen to use Initiate PatientT, a leading Enterprise Master Person Index (EMPI) solution. The six Initiate customers that demonstrated their use cases at the NHIN Forum are:
  • CareSpark, a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) in the Appalachian region, which demonstrated Medication Management and Consumer Empowerment use cases.
  • Long Beach Network for Health (LBNH), which demonstrated its Electronic Health Record (EHR)-Lab Results and Quality use cases.
  • New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC) operated by Lovelace Clinic Foundation (LCF), which is demonstrating its Summary Patient Record use case.
  • New York eHealth Collaborative through several New York Regional Health Information Exchanges, which demonstrated its Medication Management and Quality use cases.
  • North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc. (NCHICA), which demonstrated its Consumer Empowerment: Consumer Access to Clinical Information using personal health records (PHRs) use case.
  • West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) which demonstrated its Consumer Empowerment and EHR Lab Results use cases.
In addition to these six organizations participating in the NHIN trials, Initiate supports more than 100 healthcare organizations in the highly accurate sharing of patient or provider records to help improve services at the point of care, increase operational efficiencies and enable interoperability among applications contributing to successful health information exchange.

“Initiate’s solutions enable highly accurate identification by creating complete views of patients and providers,” said Lorraine Fernandes, vice president, healthcare industry ambassador at Initiate. “The interoperability and flexible architecture of Initiate software allows for collaboration between multiple stakeholders and vendors, which is a critical aspect of any health information exchange.”

About Initiate Systems
Initiate Systems, Inc., enables organizations to strategically leverage and share critical data assets. Its master data management (MDM) software and experience as an information exchange leader provide organizations with complete, accurate and real-time views of data spread across multiple systems or databases, even outside the firewall. This allows companies to unlock the value of their data assets for competitive advantages or operational improvements. Initiate Systems operates globally through its subsidiaries, with corporate headquarters in Chicago and offices across the U.S., and Toronto, London and Sydney. For more information, visit www.InitiateSystems.com. Last modified on Monday, 10 June 2013
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