Earlier this week, we announced a new collaboration with MEDITECH, one of the largest EHRs in the country. MEDITECH selected Health Gorilla to be the technology platform for Traverse Exchange Canada, a first-of-its-kind interoperability network enabling the seamless flow of health information across participating hospitals and vendors. We are thrilled to be working with MEDITECH's team on this nationwide initiative.
This collaboration is a critical step forward in our work with EHRs. Health information sharing is becoming a strategic priority for most major EHRs, enabling clinicians to have a more holistic view of their patients.
The regulatory landscape is also shifting rapidly. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) issued a Final Rule earlier this year, ensuring that participation in the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) will qualify as part of the reimbursement scoring mix for hospitals and critical access hospitals in 2023. This bold move sets the right incentive to comply with TEFCA, creating urgency among providers and EMRs.
As Health Gorilla pursues designation as a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN), we would be well positioned to serve a variety of interoperability-related needs for EHRs, as an on-ramp to TEFCA and providing broad data access. Health Gorilla is currently one of the only interoperability platforms that serves as an on-ramp to all three national health data networks — eHealth Exchange, Carequality, and CommonWell Health Alliance. Our customers have access to 92 percent of provider organizations and hundreds of integrated lab vendors.
Enabling EMRs to tap into the broader ecosystem is our strategic priority, and aligns with our goal of becoming one of the first QHINs in the United States.
With Patient360, built on our industry-leading Health Interoperability Platform, EHRs can access complete historical records from a vast network of high-quality data organizations – all working together to enable provider organizations with the data they need. EHRs get actionable data and a view of each patient’s medical history that can reduce the cost of meeting interoperability requirements and increase their value to provider organizations. With a continuous stream of updated health information, no matter where the patient receives care, physicians can identify care gaps and make better treatment decisions. Health Gorilla also enriches clinical data with social determinants of health (SDOH) data and novel attributes for a more holistic, well-rounded view of patients.
If you are an EHR vendor looking to elevate your health information exchange capabilities, get in touch to learn more.