Connectivity services company MedAllies announced that its application to be a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) has been approved. As a candidate QHIN, MedAllies must now successfully complete the testing and project plan phase of the onboarding process to be designated a QHIN.
Fishkill, N.Y.-based MedAllies joins six other organizations whose applications to become QHINs were approved in February: CommonWell Health Alliance, eHealth Exchange, Health Gorilla, Konza, Epic Systems, and Kno2.
MedAllies operates multiple national networks supporting interoperability for healthcare constituents. Its participants include hospitals, health systems, ambulatory provider groups, post-acute and senior living, health information exchanges (HIEs), and consumers.
“We’re honored to be among the initial organizations to have our QHIN application approved,” said A. John Blair, MD, CEO of MedAllies, in a statement. “With an eye toward usability and technology adoption, we’ve operated multiple national networks for more than a decade. If designated a QHIN under the TEFCA framework, MedAllies will increase our reach and expand to additional healthcare stakeholder groups to help the country better experience the rewards of true interoperability.”
MedAllies said it currently connects millions nationally through its Direct and Carequality-enabled networks. “We’ve collaborated for many years with other organizations to advance interoperability and believe working with the candidate QHINs to achieve the goals of TEFCA is a natural next step,” Blair added.
The company said that as a MedAllies QHIN participant, organizations would be able to leverage:
- High-capacity networks to exchange transactions
- Platform that supports a broad range of standards, including FHIR, HL7, C-CDA, and IHE Profiles
- Embedded Record Locater Service (RLS) enables searching the entire nationwide network in real time to gather comprehensive patient data — not just in a limited geofenced location
- Streamlined onboarding and live technical support
- Comprehensive security program, ensuring the security of the MedAllies Platform, participants, and data exchanged
- Industry-leading governance program to ensure the highest level of compliance with industry regulations.
MedAllies was recently selected by Meditech as a health information service provider (HISP) to deliver Clinical Direct Messaging for their Expanse Meditech as a Service (MaaS) EHR platform.