Surescripts to provide clinical messaging capabilities for 4 health IT vendors

July 26, 2013

The nation’s largest health information network announced its expansion by enabling four additional health technology vendors to offer clinical messaging capabilities to their users.

The nation’s largest health information network announced its expansion by enabling four additional health technology vendors to offer clinical messaging capabilities to their users.

Surescripts’ clinical messaging capabilities have the ability to connect heatlhcare providers in acute and ambulatory settings across the U.S., according to a company statement. Epic, GE Medical, NewCrop, NextGen, and several other health technology vendors are also connected to the Surescripts network.

Surescripts' messaging and communications product for clinical interoperability will now be offered to all users of Inofile, Greenway, SCI Solutions and SOAPware. Users will be able to communicate  on the Surescripts network using a HISP-to-HISP (health information service provider) connection. These enhanced capabilities will allow care providers to seamlessly communicate and share important clinical information through a secure and integrated messaging service powered by the Surescripts network.

"Clinical messaging enables the safe and timely exchange of electronic health information across rapidly evolving healthcare communities," said Jeff Miller, general manager of clinical interoperability for Surescripts.

The Surescripts network allows clinical care information, including immunization summaries, referrals, discharge summaries and lab results, to be transmitted between peers, practices and health systems locally and nationally across all technology platforms. The network supports all federal and state policies and standards for health information exchange, including privacy and security standards, technology interoperability standards, and message types.

 

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