Statewide Network Selects MedAllies as “Direct Solution” Provider

Provider-to-Provider Function Allows Secure Exchange of Data for Better Coordinated Care — Built According to ONC Direct Project Guidelines and EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup Specifications

The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) has chosen MedAllies to operate the “Direct Solution” on the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). Similar to a highly secure email, Direct allows healthcare providers to seamlessly send data from one provider directly to another who is caring for the same patient.

MedAllies Direct Solutions has been built according to specifications developed by the nationwide EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, which NYeC formed last year and which consists of 14 states representing close to 50% of the population and 33 EHR and HIE vendors. NYeC created the group in the belief that merging efforts with other states would create economies of scale and provide the vendor community with a single, consistent set of interoperability specifications. The group developed those specifications earlier this year and will be setting up a compliance program to test and certify products.

For New York, what this means is that when products, like the Direct Solution, meet all of the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup standards, they are “SHIN-NY ready” and will function “out-of-the-box” on the statewide network.