eHealth Exchange exceeds 1 billion transactions per
VIENNA, Virginia, June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eHealth Exchange, one of the nation’s largest health information networks connecting federal agencies and healthcare providers, announced that May 2022 marks the first month in which the eHealth Exchange Hub platform exceeded one billion requests processed.
The eHealth Exchange hub provides network members with a single application programming interface (API) for connectivity. This allows members to interact with five federal agencies and the nation’s major health systems, pharmacies, regional and state health information exchanges, medical groups, dialysis centers and others to reduce expenses and the complexities of information sharing.
“The platform reduces the burden of health information exchange for healthcare institutions, which means that these institutions can improve patient-centric services in a simple and reliable way,” said Jay Nakashima, executive director of eHealth Exchange. “After months of near-misses, we are proud to have reached this important milestone and look forward to continuing to provide our network members with efficient and cost-effective interoperability.”
With 13 years of experience supporting large scale health information exchange across a network of diverse participants, eHealth Exchange is uniquely suited to be among the premier trusted and agreed exchange frameworks (TEFCA) designated by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of the country. Information Networks (QHIN). This experience includes support for over 30 different electronic medical record technologies.
“The eHealth Exchange is a proven health information network with extensive nationwide experience,” Nakashima continued. “We anticipate a seamless addition of TEFCA to the exchange for network members who choose to sign up when it becomes available.”
Learn more about eHealth Exchange’s plan to become a QHIN at https://ehealthexchange.org/what-we-do/tefca-and-ehealth-exchange/. For more information about the eHealth Exchange hub and how it helps member organizations, visit https://ehealthexchange.org/hub/.
About eHealth Exchange
The eHealth Exchange, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is one of the oldest and largest health information networks in America and is best known as the primary means by which the federal government data sharing between agencies and with the private sector. The eHealth Exchange network, which operates in 75% of all US hospitals, leverages more than 30 electronic health record (EHR) technologies and 61 regional or state Health Information Exchanges (HIEs). Four federal agencies (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Social Security Administration) participate in the network to share patient information with private sector partners as well as other agencies. The eHealth Exchange supports the secure exchange of over 120 million patient records. www.ehealthexchange.org / @ehealthexchange