Ongoing integration project is expanded to include support for a HEDIS project, extracting data that is not available through traditional approaches to EHR integration.
Cary, NC, August 9, 2022 – Today Smartlink Health announced that Manifest MedEx, California’s largest nonprofit health data network, has joined the ranks of Smartlink Health partners that have exceeded 100 Electronic Health Record (EHR) integrations. Since switching to Smartlink’s Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Smartlink Data Connector, Manifest MedEx has cut the average time it takes to complete a clinic EHR integration by more than 70%.
In addition to the current integration project that is ongoing, Smartlink is also beginning work on a new integration project to extract deeper patient data needed by insurers for performance measurement and risk adjustment (the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, or HEDIS). For this project, Smartlink will extract EHR data that is not available through traditional methods of integration such as via API and HL7.
“We couldn’t be happier with our partnership with Smartlink”, said Manifest MedEx’s Chief Information Officer, Jason Buckner. “In addition to drastically decreasing the time it takes to complete an integration, we’ve significantly expanded the number of EHR brands that we can integrate with. We’ve also been able to reduce our operational overhead related to ongoing support and maintenance.”
Thus far, Smartlink has completed 115 integrations for Manifest MedEx that span twenty-seven different EHR brands, 75 of which were completed in just nine months. Depending on the EHR, integrations for Manifest MedEx are typically completed in a couple of days or weeks, with a large percentage being completed within a week.
“Manifest MedEx has been a great partner to work with and we’re very excited to reach such an important milestone with them,” said Ginny Mahaney, Smartlink’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Like many of our partners, Manifest MedEx understands that the data exposed by EHR vendors via traditional integration methods just isn’t enough to fully support performance measurement and risk adjustment. We’re looking forward to expanding our relationship and delivering the data needed to help move the needle on better care and patient outcomes.”
Smartlink Data Connector (SDC) leverages an IT system’s user interface (UI) to exchange data bi-directionally. It works with any operating environment (SaaS, hosted, on-premise), and can insert or extract virtually any type of data, including scheduling, documents, images, discrete data, and messages. With SDC, integrations that often take six to nine months can be completed in a matter of weeks, and without EHR vendor involvement
About Manifest MedEx
As California’s leading nonprofit health data network, Manifest MedEx delivers real-time information to help healthcare providers and health plans care for millions of patients every day. Together, we are transforming the healthcare landscape across the state, supporting California as a leader in affordable, proactive, and compassionate medical care. For more information, visit manifestmedex.org and follow us on Twitter at @ManifestMedEx and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/manifest-medex.
About Smartlink Health Solutions
Smartlink Health Solutions is an innovator in healthcare IT integration. Smartlink’s integration Platform-as-a-Service enables rapid, affordable integration between healthcare IT and other systems via the user interface. Smartlink also provides a comprehensive care management platform for Medicare’s value-based fee-for-service programs and COVID-19 case management. For more information, visit SmartlinkHealth.com.