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.
Health Gorilla’s proprietary platform and robust data engine make us uniquely positioned to fulfill all six permitted exchange purposes described in the Common Agreement. Health Gorilla’s platform and FHIR-based APIs facilitate the exchange of health information nationally for permitted purposes and we are integrated with most major EMR systems and diagnostic vendors, all of which connects payers, labs, providers, patients, and public health officials with aggregated health data.
Health Gorilla addresses the need for individual access by supporting identity proofing and connecting individuals with access to their information. Our recent entrance into the life insurance market addresses the process of Benefits Determination, securely providing life insurance underwriters, re-insurers, and risk assessors with HIPAA-compliant, permission-based access to structured and complete medical records.
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.