The newly appointed national coordinator for health information technology, Karen DeSalvo, M.D., visited just 6 displays at the HIMSS conference, and the one jointly produced by HEALTHeLINK and IMAT Solutions was one of them.
One of the most prominent figures to attend this year's HIMSS Conference in Orlando--the industry's largest gathering of healthcare IT professionals--is the newly appointed national coordinator for health information technology, Karen DeSalvo, M.D. On day two of the conference, she made an appearance at the HIMSS 2014 Interoperability Showcase, choosing to visit only six of the hundreds of displays showcasing interoperability solutions across the continuum of care. One of the displays she chose to visit was the one jointly produced by HEALTHeLINK, the Western New York health information exchange, and Orem Utah-based IMAT Solutions, a leader in healthcare data aggregation, normalization, reporting and analytics.
The HEALTHeLINK and IMAT Solutions display was titled De-Identified Diabetes Registry Data and HEDIS Analysis Data. It highlighted how HEALTHeLINK and its stakeholder organizations are leveraging a "No Data Left Behind" strategy to create a data repository for data extraction, exchange, and analysis.
In particular, the use of cutting edge technology from IMAT Solutions and de-identified diabetes registry data went a long ways to highlight the ability to perform HEDIS analysis and ad-hoc querying capabilities from throughout the community. This approach serves to demonstrate how Health Information Exchanges can utilize technology, data, and partnerships to further expand the value and services offered to the community and help to achieve true interoperability.
"Getting the nod from the Feds is great confirmation of the work that we're doing and speaks to the value that such an innovative solution set provides to the industry." states Kurt Garbe, CEO at IMAT Solutions. "The ability to perform full content data aggregation across an entire healthcare community and utilize that information in real time for HEDIS analysis, Patient Population Management, ACO support and more goes a long ways towards helping HIE's extend the value and services provided to the community and maximize the data that they already have to contribute to the long term sustainability of their organizations."
About HIMSS 2014
The HIMSS conference was held in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center, February 23-27, 2014. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of whom more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes more than 570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share the mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. www.himssconference.org
About IMAT Solutions
Founded in 2007, IMAT Solutions began with building the world's fastest, most accurate search technology and then coupled it with innovations in handling and utilizing medical data. IMAT is composed of a selection of modules that allow organizations to tailor the product to their needs. www.imatsolutions.com