Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Verizon Prepares to Launch Health Information Exchange

Verizon is preparing to launch a cloud-based Health Information Exchange to help health care providers share patient information electronically.

The Verizon Health Information Exchange, one of the first services of its kind in the U.S., will consolidate clinical patient data from providers and translate it into a standardized format that can be securely accessed over the Web. Participating exchange providers across communities, states and regions will be able to request patient data via a secure online portal, regardless of the IT systems and specific protocols the providers use.

The Exchange will be delivered via Verizon's cloud computing platform. To build out the solution, Verizon named several partners -- including MEDfx, MedVirginia and Oracle -- to deliver key features of the service including: clinical dashboard , record locator service, cross-enterprise patient index and secure clinical messaging.

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