Change Healthcare to Provide Free Healthcare Data Interoperability Services for All Americans on Amazon Web Services

The initiative accelerates progress on the country’s
interoperability goals by offering the industry’s widest array of data
exchange services while removing cost barriers

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/21stCenturyCuresAct?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#21stCenturyCuresActlt;/agt;–HIMSS19 Booth 3679—Change Healthcare today announced free
clinical data interoperability services for the healthcare industry. The
foundational, infrastructure services, namely record locator service,
identity management, and document retrieval solution with protection of
patient privacy, 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.

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 United States.

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 time and effort needed to track down
patients’ medical records from various silos across health care delivery
systems.

“With consumers carrying an increasing share of the healthcare cost
burden, the focus of interoperability services must be on empowering
providers and patients with timely access to their data, so they can
make better decisions,” said Kris Joshi, PhD, executive vice president
and president, Network Solutions, at Change Healthcare. “With billions
of dollars invested in electronic medical record systems, we are working
with companies throughout the industry to make data available and useful
to patients and providers wherever it is needed. Our goal is to
eliminate cost as a barrier to national interoperability.”

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.

“AWS provides services to support those who want to implement ubiquitous
healthcare interoperability,” said Shez Partovi, M.D., director of
worldwide healthcare and life sciences, business and market development
at Amazon Web Services. “AWS provides a secure, agile and scalable
infrastructure, with access to over 100 HIPAA-eligible services,
enabling Change Healthcare to support the delivery of critical and
accurate medical information from a variety of sources across the
healthcare industry. We’re excited to support enhanced care quality and
a better provider and patient experience, all while driving down the
cost of care.”

From its interconnected and neutral position at the center of
healthcare, Change Healthcare is uniquely qualified to support this
transition to universal health data interoperability. In collaboration
with AWS, Change Healthcare is able to provide a scalable, secure, and
highly-available cloud service. The interoperability services allow for
protection of patient privacy, enforcing consent by leveraging open
standards like FHIR, HL7 and open Application Programming Interfaces
(APIs) to integrate with all electronic medical record systems.

For more information on how to access these free services, please contact
Faisal Mushtaq
, senior vice president and general manager, Clinical
Networks, Change Healthcare, who is spearheading this interoperability
effort.

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About Change Healthcare

Change Healthcare is inspiring a better healthcare system. Working
alongside our customers and partners, we leverage our software and
analytics, network solutions, and technology-enabled services to enable
better patient care, choice, and outcomes at scale. As a key catalyst of
a value-based healthcare system, we are accelerating the journey toward
improved lives and healthier communities. Learn more at changehealthcare.com.

Contacts

Change Healthcare
Kerry Kelly
External Communications
339-236-2756
[email protected]

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