Indiana Health Information Exchange Selects Symedical for Enhanced Terminology Management and Improved Interoperability

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Indianapolis, IN (July 14, 2015) – Clinical Architecture, the leading innovator in healthcare terminology management technology, announced today that the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) has selected Symedical®, a comprehensive terminology management software suite, for enhanced terminology management and improved interoperability. IHIE will use Symedical for content updates, advanced mapping and central control of terminology to drive interoperability improvements across its exchange.

Symedical, Clinical Architecture’s healthcare terminology management platform, will help IHIE streamline the creation, updating and ongoing maintenance of terminology maps to preserve the meaningful exchange of health care information throughout the health information exchange (HIE). IHIE facilitates the sharing of data among more than 100 hospitals across Indiana. The use of Symedical will help improve the quality and efficacy of clinical information for direct patient care and advanced analytics.

Launched in 2004, IHIE is one of the nation’s largest and most sophisticated health information exchanges, and serves more than 106 hospitals and a growing number of payers and long-term and post-acute care organizations. IHIE is a nonprofit corporation formed by the Regenstrief Institute, private hospitals, local and state health departments, BioCrossroads and other prominent organizations in Indiana.

“We selected Clinical Architecture because of their deep understanding of healthcare terminology and the robust capabilities Symedical provides,” said John Kansky, Chief Executive Officer of IHIE. “Symedical has already helped us reduce the burden on key clinical resources and improved transaction times. We rely on Symedical and the team at Clinical Architecture to help us provide quality data across the HIE.”

Symedical’s advanced terminology management capabilities help users acquire, create, manage, share, consume, understand and utilize clinical terminology. With Symedical, disparate sources of information can be efficiently managed and normalized to support the meaningful exchange of data across healthcare systems and HIEs.

“IHIE has always been on the leading edge of interoperability and utilizing healthcare data in meaningful ways,” said Charlie Harp, Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Architecture. “Working with IHIE is exciting because of their long history in the advancement of health information exchange and their commitment to the communities we live and work in.”

About the Indiana Health Information Exchange
IHIE operates the nation’s largest health information exchange, providing a secure, robust and interoperable health information technology network that connects over 100 hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, community health clinics and other healthcare providers. IHIE provides the nation’s largest implementation of clinical results delivery in the country (DOCS4DOCS® Service). The organization supports the Indiana Network for Patient Care, a clinical data repository accessed via IHIE’s CareWeb application. IHIE also provides Public Health, Transitions of Care and Population Health Management Services.

About Clinical Architecture
Clinical Architecture is the leading innovator in healthcare terminology management technology. While healthcare market forces and regulatory requirements have elevated the importance of managing information as coded data, or terminology, traditional tools and methods have not evolved to meet the challenge. We believe improving the quality and efficacy of clinical information will have a profound effect on care delivery, reducing healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes. Informative discussions on a variety of healthcare information technology topics are available on our Healthcare IT Blog. For more information, please visit www.ClinicalArchitecture.com. Symedical® is a registered trademark of Clinical Architecture, LLC.

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