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Health Gorilla Included in KLAS 2022 Interoperability Vendor Insights Report

Health Gorilla's Guide to Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)

Health Gorilla has been featured in the KLAS Interoperability Facilitator Ecosystem 2022 Report as part of the research organization’s efforts to give provider organizations a better understanding of their healthcare IT options and help them identify vendors that align with their interoperability strategy. 

In the executive summary, the report addresses industry changes driving increased adoption of solutions from interoperability facilitators, including:

  • A greater interest in Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) APIs and cloud technology means that vendors and provider organizations want to further standardize data sharing and avoid manual processes/custom interfaces.
  • The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill that is prompting provider organizations and vendors to better align around sharing data.
  • Increasing adoption of value-based care prompts has driven the demand from organizations that need more data to improve outcomes for the populations they serve.

The report includes information about Health Gorilla’s national Health Information Network (HIN) and interoperability platform, which are creating a more equitable healthcare ecosystem by enabling provider organizations and patients to securely access and share aggregated clinical data. 

KLAS also states in the executive summary that unstructured data remains a significant stumbling block and is still one of the biggest barriers to interoperability – but FHIR can help. Health Gorilla has been a longtime proponent of FHIR and has consolidated timely integrations into simple to implement FHIR-based APIs. Paired with our national master patient index and access to 92 percent of healthcare organizations, this allows us to function as an on-ramp for organizations looking to exchange data nationally.

The Health Gorilla Health Interoperability Platform (HIP) also has a strong focus on data quality, with a data enrichment process that makes it easier for developers to ingest and integrate actionable data into their products. With our platform, healthcare teams can generate patient risk scores for predictive interventions, eliminate duplicative tests, build automated workflows, and ultimately deliver personalized care at scale.

The KLAS report also includes details about Health Gorilla’s Patient360, which enables developers and providers to retrieve medical records electronically from more than 120,000 care sites, and Lab Network, which allows providers to place lab and imaging orders electronically to a national network of diagnostic vendors and seamlessly access test results. Powered by our HIP, the Health Gorilla HIN (HG HIN) allows participants to easily access aggregated clinical data for permitted exchange purposes, streamlines reimbursement payments, and enables data-sharing for the entire healthcare ecosystem.

KLAS Pillars of Interoperability Strategy

For this report, KLAS invited approximately 60 interoperability vendors to respond to a questionnaire about the capabilities they offer. After analyzing the responses, KLAS identified five pillars organizations can consider as they develop an interoperability strategy and look for vendor partners who can meet their technology needs. In future research, KLAS intends to use these pillars to validate vendor capabilities and customer satisfaction. The pillars are data endpoints, navigation, transformation, transportation, and supported data types. 

Health Gorilla has been providing national interoperability services for the past eight years with our HIP and like KLAS, we understand that teams may not know where to start or what to look for when identifying a provider that suits their unique workflows. While health information exchange has made tremendous strides over the past few years, the healthcare community still faces many challenges when it comes to creating interoperable solutions that collect and exchange data reliably and accurately.  

In our most recent guide, What to Look for in an Interoperability Platform, we aim to mitigate these issues and streamline the buying process for teams with information about why FHIR is such a critical piece of the interoperability puzzle, the growing importance of security protocols, and how to differentiate between an interoperability vendor and a partner. Learn more or download the guide here