Health Gorilla, the leading Health Information Network in the United States, and CirrusMD, the fastest growing provider of on-demand telemedicine, have announced a strategic partnership that will provide CirrusMD access to Health Gorilla's vast lab network.
Our team believes that pairing the TEFCA regulations with commercial QHIN's close relationship to the market will add a tremendous amount of value. By connecting with a broader scope of organizations, commercial QHINs will be able to develop more efficient data flows, expand their services, and create more innovative lines of business, all while reducing the intricacies of exchange.
In 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to establish national standards that protect patient clinical records and other personal health information. But, due to security and privacy concerns, Congress has restricted spending any federal budget on developing a Universal Patient Identifier since 1999.