Itasca, IL, February 16, 2012 – APP Design announced that it has completed the patient consent phase (Phase 1) of its project at Western New York’s Health Information Exchange, HEALTHeLINK.
This project will be the foundation for the pilot commissioned by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, first announced last fall, to support its e-consent trial. The program is taking place at four provider sites within Western New York and is using its administrative transaction network, HEALTHeNET.
HEALTHeNET is powered by APP Design’s RHIOnet solution, a secure, Web-based, healthcare information exchange system designed to deliver accurate and timely healthcare data to caregivers distributed across wide geographical areas. Using the company’s Story Engine solution along with RHIOnet as a platform for the pilot, the project will deliver multimedia content to enable patients to make an informed decision about the options related to patient consent.
Through this first phase, when an authorized user such as a provider or health service professional runs RHIOnet’s patient eligibility and plan benefits transaction on HEALTHeNET, a second transaction will run “behind the scenes” in search of that patient’s consent status. The system will display whether or not a signed consent is on file. At that time patients can decide to update or make a consent decision and RHIOnet will submit the consent choice via NwHIN standard document update to the health information exchange.
“This initial phase is important in building the foundation of the project while streamlining the workflow for the administrators of HEALTHeLINK,” commented Robert Quinn, President of APP Design. “Our goal is to assist HEALTHeLINK and other HIEs in becoming sustainable by becoming a community portal for administrative services in addition to the transfer of clinical information.”
Visit APP Design at booth #9304 at HIMSS’12 to learn more about the project or to speak with one of the team members involved in it.
Itasca, IL, October 6th, 2011- APP Design, a software development firm specializing in the design, development and integration of healthcare information exchanges, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology to support its e-consent trial.
The contract is commissioned by the ONC to develop and pilot an electronic system allowing patients to consent to the sharing of their health data. Utilizing APP Design’s RHIOnet and Story Engine solutions as a platform for the pilot, the project will involve educational features and provide feedback for future applications though a survey.
The e-consent pilot program is scheduled to take place at four provider sites within Western New York’s Health Information Exchange, HEALTHeLINK. Utilizing HEALTHeLINK’s companion administrative transaction network, HEALTHeNET, APP Design will develop a graphical user interface for patients to understand the material and follow-up questions and provide a method to capture and record the patient’s choice about sharing health information. HEALTHeNET is powered by RHIOnet, a secure, Web-based, healthcare information exchange system designed to deliver accurate and timely healthcare data to caregivers distributed across wide geographical areas
“Being awarded this contract will allow us to further demonstrate how our solutions, specifically RHIOnet, can enable HIEs to successfully deliver more complete and comprehensive patient information,” explained Robert Quinn, President of APP Design. “We are excited to see the results achieved through this pilot project.”
New Version 5010 Graphic User Interface from APP Design Offers Users Added Benefits and with Easy Navigation
Itasca, IL, July 28, 2011 – APP Design, a software development firm specializing in the design, development and integration of healthcare information exchanges, announced today that it has completed its new Version 5010 HIPAA-compliant Graphic User Interface (GUI). The upgraded interface is now available for users of HealtheNet, Western New York’s administrative information exchange.
The new GUI offers a more intuitive approach, with a cleaner and more streamlined look, Auto-fill, enhanced provider search capabilities, and comprehensive diagnosis description and diagnosis code lookups, require the user to spend less time on each request. Other benefits include enhanced business rule validation and comprehensive error messages allowing the user to easily correct any missing or incorrect information.
“The main benefit of this new GUI is its compliance with Version 5010 guidelines, but it also offers users more simple navigation,” remarked Robert Quinn, Partner of APP Design. “As HealtheNet continues to add registered users, pieces like this are integral to its success.”
HealtheNet runs on APP Design’s RHIOnet software, a secure, Web-based, healthcare information exchange system designed to deliver accurate and timely healthcare data to caregivers distributed across wide geographical areas. RHIOnet allows HealtheNet to provide secure access to administrative information from the health plans to assist the healthcare provider community in day-to-day business operations.
HealtheNet was created and funded through a collaborative partnership among the Western New York region’s hospitals and health plans. Today there are more than 45,000 registered users, and more than 300 million transactions have been processed since the system went live in June 2001. With HealtheNet, health care providers and office staff are able to verify the status of their patients’ insurance eligibility, benefits and claims. Users are also able to initiate a referral and inquire if one is in place. HealtheNet capabilities also allow for system integration with practice management and hospital information systems.
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