DHIN Selects Allied-Direct™ to Support Direct Messaging Needs for the State of Delaware

AlliedHIE’s HISP On-Ramp Services Connect Users to the New Federal Healthcare Email System

DOVER, Del. & NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), the nation’s first and most mature statewide health information exchange (HIE), is pleased to announce that AlliedHIE Company and its direct email system, Allied-Direct™, has been selected as an approved Direct messaging provider for DHIN’s enrolled practices. The messaging and interoperability technology for this system will be provided by ICA’s CareAlign® Direct Messaging and Exchange solutions.

“Congratulations to DHIN and its new relationship with Allied Direct™”

AlliedHIE Company is a certified Health Information Services Provider (HISP) in Pennsylvania and for the new federal healthcare email system. Now in Delaware, Allied-Direct’s live HISP environment will enable existing users to immediately begin using Allied Direct™ and the new federal healthcare email system, known as the Direct Project. In addition to existing users, hospitals and physicians, Allied Direct™ and DHIN will begin a new series of outreach, marketing and meetings to all healthcare professionals including pharmacies, labs, long-term care, specialists and behavioral health professionals in early 2013.

“We are very pleased to announce our new relationship with AlliedHIE Company and its Allied Direct™ email and HISP services in Delaware," said Jan Lee, MD, executive director of DHIN. “We are confident the relationship between AlliedHIE and DHIN will energize a new growth in affordable interoperability and information exchange by and between Delaware healthcare professionals. Delaware remains committed to helping advance national interoperability and the new federal healthcare email system, the Direct Project. It’s an important next step."

“AlliedHIE is excited to work together with DHIN and help build upon the outstanding success and relationships DHIN has developed since its inception,” said Kelly Lewis, President of AlliedHIE. “Allied-Direct™ is an affordable encrypted, mobile-ready email system for all healthcare providers in Delaware and their connections in other states. In addition to secure Direct communications, our live HISP provides national interoperability with the federal healthcare email system. Plus, ICA’s CareAlign technology is easy-to-use and intuitive and is completely HIPAA compliant.”

“Congratulations to DHIN and its new relationship with Allied Direct™,” said Gary Zegiestowsky, President and CEO of ICA. “ICA is thrilled to partner with AlliedHIE to help grow the national healthcare email system in Delaware as DHIN continues to solidify its position as a national leader in health information exchange. Available for all healthcare providers, especially providers caring for the most vulnerable and at-risk patients, Allied-Direct™ gets critical patient information to caregivers quickly, securely and affordably so the best treatment options can be determined and administered.”

Allied-DIRECT™ is patient-centric, secure, HIPAA-compliant, bi-directional clinical messaging. A provider of core technology for meeting Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use attestation requirements for Medicare incentive payments, Allied-DIRECT™ is HISP-certified, nationally-interoperable and built on the same HIE platform that delivers health information exchange services for AlliedHIE Company. Allied-DIRECT™ is powered by ICA, one of the nation’s top ranked HIE providers, according to a November 2012 KLAS report.

The Direct Project, the new federal healthcare email system, is still in its infancy. HISPs and Direct provide a simple, affordable, HIPAA-compliant method to encourage electronic exchange of health information among healthcare providers, particularly those providers that do not have the resources or technical capacity to engage in more comprehensive health information exchange.

DHIN, The Delaware Health Information Network, is the first live, statewide health information network in the nation. Launched in 2007, today it serves all of Delaware’s acute care hospitals and 97% of the State’s medical providers. More than 9,000,000 clinical results and reports are posted on DHIN each year. Total patient records in the system now exceed 1.5 million including patients from all 50 states. For more information about DHIN visit www.DHIN.org or call 302-678-0220. Please also visit us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@DHIN_hie).

The AlliedHIE Company is a patient-centric, purpose-driven, point-of-care focused national health information exchange company with a mission to include and serve allied health organizations in order to connect our most vulnerable and at-risk patients. To lead America’s Health Information Exchange we are partnering with the nation’s premier Health IT firms, including ICA, www.icainformatics.com to deliver best in class Health IT services, critical security and aggregation services, and superior client support. Allied-Direct's™ national commercial strategy to be the market-leading, best-in-class, HIPAA-compliant and fastest-growing Direct Email and HISP in the Federal Healthcare Email System. (www.alliedhie.com)

About ICA

Originating from clinical informatics solutions developed within Vanderbilt Medical Center, ICA’s state-of-the-art CareAlign® interoperability and informatics platform addresses and solves data and communication challenges for many healthcare entities, including hospitals, IPAs, IDNs, HIEs, payers and others. CareAlign delivers a flexible architecture to connect, collect, consume and intelligently distribute data through Direct, IHE, HL7, and custom methods for use in EHRs, third party applications, and ICA’s applications. CareAlign unites a wide range of information and supports analytic needs associated with population health management, transitions of care communication, re-admissions reduction, meaningful use requirements and PCMH/ACO operations. Visit www.icainformatics.com, and follow us on Twitter, ICA HITme Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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