Meridian Health, a not-for-profit health system located in Neptune, N.J., will utilize Nashville, Tenn.-based
Informatics Corporation of America’s (ICA) CareAlign solution to connect internal and external care participants across its hospitals and affiliated companies and providers.
By implementing CareAlign, the health system can make integrated patient records available to clinicians at any time, enabling them to deliver optimized care, says the company.
Through its five hospitals — Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, and Southern Ocean Community Hospital — Meridian health serves patients across central and southern New Jersey. The system also offers home care and hospice agencies, skilled nursing and sub-acute care facilities, physician practices, rehabilitation and fitness centers, occupational health services, and outpatient laboratory, imaging, and surgery centers.
The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation are working together, through a collaborative agreement, to create better integration between their proprietary code sets in support of interoperability and healthcare data analytics.
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.