Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Shared Health, Inc. has developed a clinical data-sharing platform for Oracle (Redwood Shores, Calif.) healthcare solutions and infrastructure software.
The Shared Health Clinical Xchange is designed to provide real-time access to vital patient data, which can enable clinicians to boost practice efficiency by up to 17 percent while making more informed care decisions, says company.
Oracle Healthcare Transaction Base serves as the clinical data repository for the Shared Health Clinical Xchange, providing a secure environment and facilitating interoperability among different data domains including claims, pharmacy and lab result information, it touts.
Officials from Carequality have stated that there are now more than 150,000 clinicians across 11,000 clinics and 500 hospitals live on its network. These participants are also able to share health data records with one another, regardless of technology vendor.
While stolen financial data still has a higher market value than stolen medical records, as financial data can be monetized faster, there are indications that there is ongoing development of a market for stolen medical data, according to an Intel Security McAfee Labs report.
A phishing scam at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. has potentially exposed the personal data of 13,000 patients, according to a privacy statement from the patient care organization and a report from MassLive.