Healthcare IT

Business Integra has a wealth of experience in providing support and cutting edge solutions in the area of information technology focused on the improvement of health care delivery and the quality of care provided in the United States. Our company is on the ground assisting the federal government in modernizing health-related information technology for the greater good of all health care stakeholders - providing us with a first-hand view of the major challenges associated with this often complex domain. Understanding the challenges allows us to design strategies and solutions that increase stakeholder collaboration, achieve better use of the high volumes of health care information collected and stored, increase buy-in for health information sharing and define interfaces for this interoperability that's becoming more standardized within the health industry. Our Health IT Center of Excellance (CoE) is made up of over several medical doctors, IT architects and engineers that apply the appropriate perspective for needed innovations in this area.

A good example of a project BI delivered in the Health IT domain was our work in implementing the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) gateway for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) conforming to the specification issued by the Office of National Coordinator (ONC). The NwHIN gateway is used for the exchange of health care information between Health Information Exchanges (HIE) and CMS. Our company is also an instrumental part of transforming the legacy CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) environment into a modernized service-oriented architecture (SOA). Driven by our passion to make health care more efficient, accurate and accessible, Business Integra created the BI Health IT CoE. This CoE is focused on exploring and maturing capabilities in the following areas of Health IT:

Health Information Management

BI is performing research to improve how health information is stored and utilized for payers, providers and recipients.

Exchange of Health Information

The need to share information between various health care entities has grown over the years and is only expected to increase in the future. Our company has already streamlined the way health information is exchanged using the NwHIN gateway by developing innovative approaches to overcome some of the standard limitations with the CONNECT open source application to include performance challenges, scalability issues and moving towards enterprise data exchange gateways for health-related organizations. This requires standardized interfaces and security policy enforcement which satisfies all legal and regulatory requirements. Our Health IT CoE continues to evolve and adapt the process of exchanging health information which we bring to our clients on every engagement.

Health-Related Data Analytics

Business Integra has mature data analytics products and services aimed at gathering better intelligence from health information in the context of an organization’s or practice’s business model. We have several prototypes already developed to show how many critical health care processes can be automated or augmented to greatly improve the accuracy and quality of important activities. Our Health IT resources with in this CoE are also developing innovative ways to implement and leverage data analytics in a health-related environment, and has partnered with Knowledge Analytics Inc. to build analytical health systems without the need for costly development resources to make changes to the behavior of the system. Health care Subject Matter Experts can modify the system behavior based upon changes in their business processes without having to submit expensive change requests which happens when the analytics solution is hard coded into health information systems.

Securing Health Information Systems

One of Business Integra’s strengths is information security and we leverage that strength heavily within our Health IT CoE to ensure that common security-related obstacles of the past are eliminated and converted to enablers for health care initiatives going forward. Federated identity management solutions, confidentiality of health information processing, insider threat prevention solutions and service-based approaches to delivering reusable cyber capabilities aligned with HIPPA, FISMA, HL7 and ISO 27001 can be leveraged across health care enterprises.

Every one of our Health IT services engagements benefits from and can draw back on innovations and expertise associated with the BI Health IT CoE. This CoE is also available to perform research into our client’s most pressing needs so that programs can proceed while a particular topic is explored in our controlled environment. We are committed to the betterment of the health industry as a whole and are investing significant resources in developing cutting edge approaches to solving the major challenges which exist now and forecasted into the future.

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