Portland, Maine- based HealthInfoNet, the nonprofit organization managing the health information exchange (HIE) for the State of Maine, today announced that it is partnering with Denver-based Health Language, Inc. (HLI), a medical terminology management company, as it transitions from a two-year demonstration project to a full statewide HIE implementation. Health Language will support the Maine HIE’s clinical content integration strategy during this expansion.
Already, more than half of Maine's residents have medical information in the HealthInfoNet clinical repository and more than 1,100 clinicians from 15 participating hospitals and physician practices have access to the system. HealthInfoNet’s transition toward a full statewide HIE will include the remaining 24 Maine hospitals and increased connectivity with ambulatory practices and others.
HealthInfoNet will leverage HLI’s Language Engine to integrate and manage the latest medical terminologies within healthcare applications accessible to clinicians on the Maine HIE. This will enable interoperable use of accurate medical data, administrative codes, and consumer-friendly terminology. Moreover, HLI’s Language Engine provides access to current versions of more than 100 clinical and administrative code sets, including SNOMED CT, ICD-9 and ICD-10, LOINC, CPT, RxNorm, HCPCS and others, and allows incorporation and mapping of local content to standards.