How We Prepared for our QHIN Designation
For the last five years, Health Gorilla has operated successfully under the constantly evolving federal regulations for health IT. We have built a robust and secure health information exchange platform and we are one of the only organizations with membership in CommonWell, Carequality, and eHealth Exchange, which has and will continue to benefit health care providers, the rapidly growing digital health community, and other QHINs. While our team offers a suite of interoperability solutions, it's two of our flagship products that satisfy the exchange purposes included in TEFCA.
The first is Patient360, which is available as a web-based application or through our FHIR-based clinical APIs. Patient360 supports a diverse set of clinical use cases and satisfies the treatment, payment, health care operations, benefits determination, and public health exchange purposes by allowing the entire healthcare ecosystem to seamlessly access and exchange data.
Our other product, which addresses the individual access purpose, is Patient Access. Patient Access enables individuals to securely access their comprehensive health records using IAL-2 compliant methods and allows them to share their electronic health records (EHR) with providers or other trusted organizations via our mobile app or API-integrated product.
We were an early adopter of FHIR, and have built a FHIR-native data platform with substantial analytical capabilities that is compliant with FHIR R4 profiles to ensure scalable medical record retrieval. Our library of APIs and software products that power fundamental healthcare workflows and data exchange scenarios enables an easy “on-ramp” to the national exchange of data and makes Health Gorilla uniquely positioned to apply to become a QHIN.
*No organizations are currently "designated" as QHINs under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) model. However, Health Gorilla intends to go through the formal qualification process as those requirements and the application process are finalized.