News: C-CDA Award

HealthLX is pleased to announce its selection by HL7 International and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as runner-up entrant in their C-CDA Rendering Tool Challenge.

HL7's Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) standard defines structure and semantics for the exchange of clinical documents by healthcare providers and patients.

This challenge aims to alleviate clinician frustration with the usability of C-CDA documents.

While this information is critically important to the delivery of high-quality care and timely decision making, the wide variety and volume of data contained in these documents creates a challenge for clinicians who need to sort through this data effectively and quickly.

To rapidly address this problem, this challenge was created to develop an effective C-CDA viewer which can rapidly optimize the usability of this critical information.

As runner-up in the C-CDA Rendering Tool Challenge, HealthLX is to be awarded $5,000 by HL7 International for its submission.

"I could not be more pleased with the performance of our team" stated HealthLX CEO Will Tesch. "Our team responded to HL7's challenge in 30 days and competed against 45 other entries.”

Our C-CDA viewer entry, "Patient Insight 1.0", addresses improvements in three critical usability areas:

  • Viewing and interacting with large amounts of CCD information
  • Viewing multiple source schemas (EHR specific, standard, and nonstandard schemas) in one programmatic interface
  • Create the resulting solution with open source technology.

As a result, CCD information can be of much higher value to clinicians and care managers in delivering care to patients and members from both quality and time perspectives.

HealthLX will be including “Patient Insight 1.0” as an important care management addition to its HealthLX Healthcare Service Bus (HSB) integration and data management solution and will issue a separate press release regarding its availability.

About Health Level Seven

Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not­-for­-profit, ANSI ­accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. Learn more at ttp://www.hl7.or.

About HealthLX, Inc.

HealthLX, offers a full integration solution set designed for Healthcare software solution firms to bridge the gap of interoperability and innovation, necessary to enable them to quickly implement their solutions in diverse environments. HealthLX’s solution­ set includes open source integration software that creates and manages connections and data­flows, integration consulting and connectivity services, and solution management. For Healthcare software solution firms that want to make integration a differentiator, visit ttps://www.healthlx.co.

Your clients are looking to you for integration leadership

It might seem daunting, since transaction and data integration may not be in your wheelhouse, but potential prospects and customers are looking to you for integration leadership.

If you are selling software solutions into the healthcare market, you are selling into a crowded and growing space. Decision cycles get extended, pricing pressures are greater, and the need to interoperate with external systems and data sources is more complex than ever. In addition, integration's rapidly growing importance is moving the market to a much more prominent role in selections and negotiations.

Being in a position to see a number of in-flight software deals, I can assure you that now is the time to turn integration into a competitive advantage for you and your solution.

Here are some recommendations for making this happen:

  • Start by making integration a part of your early-stage qualification process
  • Be prepared for one or more of your competitors to make integration an issue
  • Prepare yourself to be the competitor that uses integration to create competitive advantage

These are fearful propositions because integration may not be a strength for you or your organization, it may slow down the sales process, and your prospective client may not be giving signs that it's a big deal.

Tips on getting started down the path of integration leadership:

  • Understand that nobody has all the answers or solutions - so nobody expects you to know or have all the answers
  • Discover who the thought leaders and forces are that are bringing integration to the forefront (see Will Tesch's latest blog entries for ideas)
  • Determine who in your organization has the most integration knowledge and spend time with them to gain additional insight

Our experience shows that knowledge and understanding are key elements to becoming an integration leader. Remember, your clients are looking to you for solutions and integration leadership plays a big role in gaining that competitive advantage.

Our Role in Healthcare Innovation

The way healthcare data is organized today is highly complex and not change ready. There is little to no governance which leads to multiple truths, broken systems, and maintenance and upgrades that can be extremely costly.

Specialization and increasing industry change are forces that continue to contribute to the problems of connecting applications and their data. Whether you are a local or state government, public health organization, healthcare provider or payor, the exchange of clinical information will be critical to meet both regulatory and business viability in the future. Unstable data systems create an environment where both personal security and compliance can easily be breached and we need to avoid this at all costs.

Your future, along with the future of today’s healthcare recipients, depends on choosing the right integration governance solution that efficiently creates and manages intelligent integrations, adequately manages those integrations, and effectively manages and monitors ongoing dataflow.

Doing our part to make a difference in our data-complex world, we developed a revolutionary healthcare product, HealthLX (Healthcare Language Exchange), that was designed with three critically important integration governance capabilities:

  1. Integration connectivity that supports a broad level of service orchestration and data integrity between source and target applications.
  2. Effective HIPAA compliant security between systems supporting enterprise-wide auditability and application service level management.
  3. Monitoring and management of dataflow at the transaction level for enhanced visibility for system-wide performance measurement.

Creating Integrations: HealthLX leverages modern integration best practices and Open-Source technologies to create intelligent connectors that interface source data and external APIs. As a result, creating new integrations is easy and repeatable.

Managing Integrations: Existing connections need to adapt over time to changes in data sources, API’s and functional applications. Because connections are mapped inside the HealthLX integration hub, updating and changing integrations is easier to accomplish.

Managing Dataflow: HealthLX’s management dashboard provides an audit trail of every transaction that passes through it and flags failed transactions providing high levels of security and compliance.

CONNECTING THE WORLD, ONE INNOVATION AT A TIME.

News: Casenet and HealthLX Partner to Launch TruCare Linx for Care Management Clinical Interoperability

TruCare Linx Integration Engine Will Support Off-The-Shelf Integration of TruCare with Clinical Systems Including HIEs and EMRs

BEDFORD, MA – June 24, 2015 – Casenet®, LLC, a leading provider of extensible care management solutions, today announced a partnership with HealthLX™ to deliver TruCare Linx™, a new integration engine solution for the healthcare market. TruCare Linx powered by HealthLX provides a proven suite of pre-built components to support the integration of TruCare to existing clinical systems including health information exchanges (HIEs) and electronic medical records systems (EMRs).   

 

The TruCare Linx integration engine is capable of using a wide range of data message schemas to support HL7, X.12, XML and custom data mappings. The TruCare Linx Standard ADT Message Suite provides a flexible means to accept the HL7 hospital admissions, discharges and transfers (ADT) messages commonly used for care management integration. This approach enables TruCare to be deployed without being dependent on customized backend integration and enables real-time or near real-time notifications of clinical events. TruCare Linx, which is designed specifically for TruCare, can be delivered as an on-premise or hosted-software integration engine to meet the unique needs of Casenet clients.

 

“We are excited to be partnering with Casenet,” states Will Tesch, CEO of HealthLX and TESCHGlobal. “It is critical for us, all of us, to fully use and leverage health data that is vital to improving patient care.  The power of TruCare combined with the TruCare Linx integration engine delivers unprecedented integrated care management capabilities to the care management market.  This collaboration will help discover and develop better treatments  while improving safety and quality in the delivery of that care.”

 

Effective care management is facilitated by access to timely clinical information. Understanding and managing changes in member status (such as a pending discharge from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility) allows for more effective care coordination as well as cost management. Additionally, increases to the speed and accuracy in which changes in member status (such as a move to inpatient) can be conveyed to a health plan will enable more effective management of that member resulting in better clinical outcomes and ultimately lower costs.

 

TruCare Linx further expands Casenet’s ability to improve care coordination between providers, care managers, coaches, pharmacists, families and members. With a single platform for utilization, case and disease management, Casenet delivers unmatched flexibility to implement, coordinate and manage clinical, wellness and quality programs. Using TruCare Linx and its current native web services, TruCare can now be more easily integrated with other systems including EMRs, HIEs, predictive modeling and analytic tools, mobile monitoring devices and collaborative care partner systems enabling a holistic view of all members. As a result, TruCare offers an unparalleled intersection of member data, clinical content, business rules and workflow which makes it unique and which raises the bar for care for all members.

 

“We are pleased to be partnering with HealthLX,” said Peter Masanotti, Casenet CEO. “By enabling real-time or near-real time access to data from other clinical and administrative systems via TruCare Linx, TruCare will provide care teams with a complete view of its members, enabling truly integrated care management. The result is improved care coordination, member engagement and outcomes as well as reduced time to intervention and cost.”  

 

About Casenet, LLC
Casenet provides a comprehensive suite of extensible, enterprise care management software and services solutions for commercial, Medicaid, Medicare, TPA, provider/ACO and carve-out organizations. These solutions enable our customers to improve care coordination and the quality and delivery of care through enhanced case, disease, utilization and home and community-based services management as well as tools for total population management. Casenet supports small to very large enterprise customers that require tremendous scalability, have many lines of business with benefits that are complex and complicated to administer, and require comprehensive configuration for each targeted member population. These solutions enable organizations to meet their unique requirements and adapt quickly to changing market and regulatory dynamics, identify and target populations having distinct risk characteristics and deliver specific care management programs for those members — taking the first step toward better individual health and total population health management. For more information, visit www.casenetllc.com.

 

Casenet Media Contact:

Kelli L. Bravo, 781-357-2706, kbravo@casenetllc.com

 

About HealthLX

HealthLX™ (Healthcare Language Exchange) gives new healthcare software solutions instant access to comprehensive patient information and real-time analytics by linking legacy data, applications and processes with modern approaches to application integration. The HealthLX platform is built around a software integration engine that is specifically designed for the interoperability needs of the healthcare industry bridging older legacy systems to newly acquired solutions. HealthLX simplifies the effort and cost of new solution integration by configuring application (HL7, X.12, HIPAA) connectors to meet unique client needs. Designed with enhanced levels of transaction monitoring and security the integration platform ensures message integrity and delivery. HealthLX implementation services are provided through its parent company, TESCHGlobal - an experienced healthcare-focused professional services firm specializing in enterprise integration and business intelligence. For more information, visit www.healthlx.com.

 

HealthLX Media Contact:

Brian.Bezanson@healthlx.com

Learn more about TruCare®

Request a demonstration and find out how TruCare can improve your member health

Patients and care providers are missing opportunities to improve people’s health and welfare when information about care or health status is not  easily available. It is critical for us, all of us, to  fully use  and leverage the health data that is vital to improving patient care. Doing so will help us discover and develop better treatments  while improving safety and quality in the delivery of that care.