New digital hub reduces the time needed and the cost associated with connecting healthcare organizations
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 3, 2019 – InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, today announced the launch of InterSystems HealthShare® Managed Connections, a service that enables healthcare organizations to take advantage of a network of connections to a vast number of patient records via a central hub and exchange data easily. Through the HealthShare Managed Connections hub, participants can exchange information in a safe, controlled, reliable, and efficient manner.
Most healthcare organizations today rely on one-to-one connections to their partners and to national networks. InterSystems is taking the approach of build once, use many to create connections which keep pace with changing requirements and standards. The HealthShare Managed Connections hub transforms healthcare interoperability with faster on-boarding as well as easier maintenance, time, and cost to connect healthcare data. The HealthShare Managed Connections vendor-agnostic connectivity means it doesn’t compete with national networks; it complements them.
“HealthShare Managed Connections allows users to connect to each other as well as to vast national networks, ultimately providing interoperability in a reusable and economical fashion that benefits everyone,” said Don Woodlock, vice president of HealthShare. “This central hub makes it easier to create a single, unified patient record and drive better healthcare outcomes.”
As a CommonWell ConnectorTM product, HealthShare Managed Connections empowers users with the ability to access the CommonWell Health Alliance network—representing more than 15,000 provider sites and 76 million individuals. Through CommonWell, users have the added benefit of being able to leverage the Carequality Interoperability Framework, further increasing access to patient health information. To date, the CommonWell network has more than 219 million health records accessible for exchange, and on average, exchanges more than 70 million health-related records per month. Dual access to the CommonWell network and Carequality’s Interoperability Framework can allow customers with a multitude of EMRs to connect. In addition, by connecting via HealthShare Managed Connections, InterSystems can help remove the burden of implementation for provider organizations.
“CommonWell has made significant progress toward breaking down the barriers that stand in the way of nationwide health data exchange; our CommonWell Connector program is proof of that,” said Paul L. Wilder, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance. “Integrating CommonWell services into the InterSystems HealthShare Managed Connections hub enables a broader diversity of products to tap into existing and future data points, extending and strengthening the value of the CommonWell network for all connected providers and their patients.”
Built on the solid core of InterSystems interoperability and database technology, HealthShare Managed Connections supports data needs on demand and is scalable. In the U.S. alone, InterSystems HealthShare is connected to 26 percent of hospitals, nearly 2,300 EHRs and more than 8,300 other clinical information systems. In early 2020, KLAS Research named InterSystems HealthShare the category leader for interoperability platforms. HealthShare received an exceptional 91 out of 100 approval rating based on customer feedback. For more information on the InterSystems HealthShare product suite, visit https://www.intersystems.com/products/healthshare/.
InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit https://www.intersystems.com/.
 Source: CommonWell service provider Change Healthcare, average between Oct. 11, 2019 and Jan. 8, 2020.