HIMSS: Medicity collaborates with Emdeon for "converged" HIE
Health information exchange (HIE) company Medicity is collaborating with financial and administrative HIE application provider Emdeon to create a “converged” national HIE. The companies announced the project at the 2010 annual HIMSS conference in Atlanta.

According to the Salt Lake City-based Medicity, the collaboration, based on Medicity’s iNexx Health 4.0 platform, leverages Emdeon’s national network of payers, providers and pharmacies and Medicity’s clinical exchange network to allow eligible providers to meet meaningful use criteria in a simple and non-intrusive way within their current workflow as an extension of current technologies already used in their daily practice.

The news follows the announcement of iNexx, Medicity’s new Health 4.0 platform, which, according to the company, bridges systems, networks and people to create a care model that keeps patients as the focus at all times. iNexx connects cloud services, clinical, administrative and financial networks, local applications such as EMRs and the community of people that care for the patient, the company stated.

Built on Medicity’s Novo Grid, iNexx has HIE capabilities, content and workflow, according to Medicity. With a store of Medicity-developed and third party partner apps, providers can collaborate and coordinate care in a secure professional social network and achieve meaningful use of health IT rapidly and cost-effectively, the company stated.