HealthShare Ensures Interoperability Across Spectrum of Care Providers Without Disrupting Mission-Critical Systems and Initiatives
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 22, 2015—Mount Sinai Health System, an acclaimed integrated health system, has selected InterSystems HealthShare® as its interoperability platform for long-term growth. HealthShare will also support Mount Sinai’s objectives to participate in government programs and value-based contracts to improve care quality, availability, and efficiency.
Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated healthcare system providing exceptional medical care to local and global communities. Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint, Mount Sinai is recognized for excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties.
Because of changing reimbursement models, healthcare providers are increasingly consolidating into larger integrated delivery networks, hoping to achieve economies of scale and operating efficiency. However, consolidation has become more difficult because providers have a variety of information systems in place, many of which are mission-critical. For healthcare organizations, bringing together these systems and the vital information they contain is a daunting task.
Additionally, the need to gather data and share it across an expanding spectrum of care providers has grown along with current efforts to increase availability of home care, community-based interventions, and behavioral health resources. This need has accelerated sharply with recent government programs centered around care delivery reform.
InterSystems HealthShare® is a health informatics platform and family of solutions that enable interoperability across multiple systems and data formats, making it possible to capture, share, understand, and act on large volumes of structured and unstructured health information. The platform is used by private hospitals and health systems, regional and statewide health information exchanges, and entire nations to achieve more coordinated, more connected care.
“InterSystems has worked with us as a partner, helping us achieve our strategic objectives without disrupting the technology investments we have in place,” said Donny Patel, Director, Interoperability, Mount Sinai Health System. “Having HealthShare as our strategic interoperability platform is not only vital as we expand our footprint, but it will also help us drive innovation in community engagement and more coordinated care.”
“Organizations that have a robust, scalable interoperability platform can quickly and effectively onboard a new acquisition on a different EHR system,” said Joe DeSantis, Vice President, HealthShare Platforms, for InterSystems. “Having a unified and integrated information network in a consolidated healthcare organization is a huge strategic advantage, further enabling the organization to meet the objectives of value-based care delivery and care system reform.”
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community‐based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care. The system includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12‐minority‐owned free‐standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit http://www.mountsinai.org, or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
InterSystems develops advanced software technologies that enable breakthroughs. With a passion for excellence and a focus on client success, InterSystems provides data management, strategic interoperability, and analytics platforms used in healthcare, financial services, government, and dozens of other industries. In selected countries, InterSystems also offers unified healthcare applications, based on its core technologies, that deliver on the promise of connected healthcare. Founded in 1978, InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its products are used daily by millions of people in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.
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