What is eHealth Exchange and why it’s important for you?
The eHealth Exchange consists of federal agencies and non-federal organizations that work together to enhance patient care, streamline disability benefit claims, and improve public health reporting through secure, trusted, and interoperable health information exchanges (HIE).
Click here for a primer on how interoperability and HIEs help providers deliver better healthcare.
eHealth Exchange enables healthcare organizations to access one of the largest exchange networks for clinical record sharing. Previously limited to government agencies, such as the Social Security Administration (SSA), Veterans Administration (VA), and Department of Defense (DOD), this vital health data is now available to hospitals and other health systems. As the pandemic continues to unfold, HIEs provide crucial data to help medical staff manage COVID-19 patient treatments. The eHealth Exchange also helps healthcare organizations prepare for the Trusted Exchange Framework (TEFCA), which serves as an onramp to universal connectivity with other networks.
NextGen® Connect Integration Engine Receives eHealth Exchange Validation
For an HIE, hospital, or healthcare provider to exchange clinical data with the SSA, VA, and DOD, they must be vetted via the eHealth Exchange.
NextGen Connect Integration Engine has met eHealth Exchange’s performance specifications and underlying standards to interoperate with other systems without error or further customization while remaining conformant. Connectivity through the eHealth Exchange may assist organizations with compliance with the 21st Century CURES Act and TEFCA.
- The Benefits of Partnering with NextGen Healthcare for eHealth Exchange Participation:
- Eliminates point-to-point agreements among trading partners
- Minimizes need for one-off testing
- Increases confidence in exchange when partners are recognized as part of a trusted community
- Enables exchange with governmental providers
- Upholds trusted exchange policies that are mature and widely adopted
- Fosters cost-effectiveness and efficiency (national-level ROI)
- Provides functional and scalable shared services
Finding a software solution that connects to the network, lets you customize the interface, and supports all the interoperability standards is imperative today and in a future healthcare crisis. If there was ever a situation where patients in mass are being admitted to hospitals, wouldn’t it advantageous if the hospital knew about patients’ conditions before they arrived?
Click here to read a recent case study about how Health Current fully integrates physical and behavioral health data to support the complete continuum of Arizona’s healthcare community.