MedPlus installs patient data system for three N.Y. information exchanges

CINCINNATI MedPlus has begun installing its Clinical Portal & Data Exchange Engine for three health information exchanges that qualified for Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers phase 1 grants.

The Clinical Portal & Data Exchange Engine provides secure, Web-enabled, real-time access to patient data for health care professionals. The engine makes it possible for a health care professional to control their patients’ data while also making it accessible to other authorized members of a HIE. While collecting all the data, the engine then consolidates it all for viewing, thus creating an electronic medical record.

The long-range goal is for all New York HIEs to connect via the State Health Information Network of New York. All three systems will be operational in the third quarter of 2008 as called for by HEAL NY.

“MedPlus has a history of developing and integrating leading healthcare information technology for hospitals, physician practices and communities,” said Richard Mahoney, vice president of healthcare information solutions at Quest Diagnostics, of which MedPlus is a subsidiary, and president of MedPlus. “Bringing our Clinical Portal & Data Exchange Engine to the largest HIE program in the United States is a direct continuation of that history.”

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