Brooklyn HIE chooses MedPlus for clinical portal
MedPlus, the healthcare IT subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics, has been awarded a contract to implement a clinical portal and information exchange for the Brooklyn Health Information Exchange (HIE).

Organized by Maimonides Medical Center and other healthcare organizations in New York, the Brooklyn HIE is a not-for-profit corporation that will offer HIE services in Brooklyn.

Under terms of an agreement with Maimonides Medical Center, the contractor for the Brooklyn HIE's clinical portal and information exchange project, the Madison, N.J.-based MedPlus said it will provide consulting, project management, design and implementation services to deploy its clinical portal, data exchange engine and document management and imaging system for sharing patients' medical records electronically across the Brooklyn HIE's 11 partner organizations. Additional terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The Brooklyn HIE exchange is scheduled to be operational in July 2008, MedPlus said.