Change Healthcare is introducing free clinical data interoperability services for the healthcare industry. The foundational infrastructure services, namely record locator service, document retrieval solution with the protection of patient privacy and identity management, support a comprehensive range of use cases. By providing these services, Change Healthcare is paving the way for health IT interoperability that removes cost barriers, meets federally mandated requirements and enables the potential for innovative offerings to

better address value-based payment and consumer needs.

Change Healthcare will demonstrate its interoperability services at HIMSS19, February 11-15 in Orlando at Booth 3679.

The interoperability services will run on the secure, scalable and agile Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, providing Change Healthcare with the ability to support better health outcomes and transparency for patients and clinicians at scale across the U.S.

Fundamentally patient-focused, the initiative is designed to enhance patients’ access to their medical records and support clinical decisions that influence medical outcomes. By eliminating cost-prohibitive barriers that have hampered open interoperability, it will help accelerate healthcare data interoperability and reduce providers’ burden by reducing the time and effort needed to track down patients’ medical records from various silos across healthcare delivery systems.

In recent years, market trends like value-based payment programs and increasing consumerism have driven the need for prompt and complete access to clinical information. Given these trends and the expected 21st Century Cures Act regulations, along with the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), the industry’s needs are rapidly evolving, presenting an opportunity to achieve nationwide interoperability.

The interoperability services allow for protection of patient privacy, enforcing consent by leveraging open standards like FHIR, HL7 and open application programming interfaces to integrate with all electronic medical record systems.

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