Corepoint Health Confirms Interoperability at the IHE North America Connectathon 2011

Frisco, Texas – February 16, 2011 – Corepoint Health successfully completed interoperability certification testing of Corepoint Integration Engine at the North American Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Connectathon last month in Chicago.

These tests demonstrate Corepoint Health’s readiness to support Health Information Exchange (HIE) initiatives as hospitals and other providers construct outward-facing, community-oriented integration programs.

Corepoint Health is a proven leader in healthcare integration and broadly recognized for its top-ranked customer support and robust software platform. The IHE Connectathon was an opportunity to demonstrate the flexibility as well as functionality of Corepoint Integration Engine in meeting the requirements of key Integration Profiles.

Corepoint Integration Engine registered for thorough testing and passed all of the 40 profile tests related to healthcare integration, generally geared towards health information exchange (HIE) connectivity. Profiles tested at IHE Connectathon included the following:

  • XDR Document Source: Provides a standards-based specification for managing the interchange of documents that healthcare enterprises have decided to explicitly exchange using a reliable point-to-point network communication.
  • XDS-SD – Content Creator: Defines how to couple legacy paper, film, electronic and scanner outputted formats, represented within a structured HL7 CDA R2 header, with a PDF or plaintext formatted document containing clinical information. Example uses include taking HL7 V2.X lab results and mapping them into narrative text format for wide distribution via CDA or CCD (Clinical Document Architecture and Continuity of Care Document, respectively).
  • XDS.b Document Source: Registers and shares electronic health record documents between healthcare enterprises, ranging from physician offices to clinics to acute care in-patient facilities.

In addition to the key HIE-related elements, the profiles tested also included “ATNA Secure Application” for authenticating systems transmitting audit events, “CT Time Client” to synchronize system clocks, and “PDQ Patient Demographics Consumer” for querying a central patient information server. 

Healthcare interoperability is a popular topic, especially with Meaningful Use requirements. In today’s connected healthcare environment, solid integration solutions are needed to facilitate secure patient data flow within a provider organization as well as externally with other relevant providers. Corepoint Health is solely focused on delivering productive and transformative solutions for the healthcare interoperability market.

During the Connectathon, Corepoint Integration Engine was validated in its integration capabilities among 150 other participating healthcare IT systems. IHE Connectathon is the healthcare IT industry's largest interoperability testing event and demonstrates how healthcare applications can work together in meeting many of the interoperability requirements outlined in Meaningful Use expectations.

“The IHE Connectathon is a great setting for us to work side-by-side with other healthcare vendors and prove our interoperability while conforming to a common set of standards and rules for patient data exchange,” said Dave Shaver, CTO of Corepoint Health. “We are committed to continually meet the needs of our customers as they expand their interoperability initiatives as well as meet the daily demands of ensuring timely, secure, and efficient flow of patient data.”

IHE hosts an annual event where health information technology vendors gather to test their adherence to IHE Integration Profiles. The newly-incorporated IHE uses existing HIT standards to develop Integration Profiles or workflows to solve specific interoperability use cases.

Corepoint Health will demonstrate its interoperability solutions during HIMSS11 in Orlando, Florida. Corepoint Health will be in Booth 6353.

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