Tennessee health system to exchange patient data with ICA platform
MidSouth eHealth Alliance will transition from Vanderbilt Medical Center’s technology platform to Informatics Corporation of America’s (ICA) commercial version of the solution to support the ongoing exchange of patient data throughout Shelby County and two adjoining counties in west Tennessee.  

“As the MidSouth eHealth Alliance has grown to encompass 15 emergency departments and more than 25 facilities across inpatient and outpatient settings, it has become clear that a stand-alone production-level solution is needed to support continued expansion,” said Al King, chairman of the board of the MidSouth eHealth. “Since ICA’s technology is based on the Vanderbilt platform, we expect to be able to extend system capabilities in a cost-effective manner to more emergency departments, inpatient settings, ambulatory clinics and medical groups in Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties.”

The Nashville, Tenn.-based ICA said its informatics engine allows clinicians to access, evaluate and act upon patient information across disparate systems and enables interoperability between existing systems to provide the foundation for both hospital and health information exchange solutions.