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NaviNet Unveils Health Information Exchange

NaviNet has announced the NaviNet Health Information Exchange for healthcare providers and insurers to exchange information in real-time.

NaviNet, a Cambridge, Mass.-based healthcare communications network, has launched the NaviNet Health Information Exchange (HIE), a solution that combines the NaviNet Provider Network of more than 770,000 providers nationwide, and NaviNet technology and services.

The vendor is making its HIE available to all state governments and U.S. territories at no cost, in an effort to enable more efficient implementation and expansion of local health data exchanges, according to a press release.

"NaviNet Health Information Exchange offers a unique, ready-to-use solution that can enable stakeholders to demonstrate 'meaningful use' criteria to be eligible for federal government stimulus dollars for health data exchange," Brad Waugh, president and CEO of NaviNet, said in the release. "NaviNet works for state governments and local HIEs who are either contemplating or in the process of building regional health data exchange."

The NaviNet HIE enables physicians, clinicians, hospitals, ancillary care providers, insurers and existing HIEs to exchange information in real-time within NaviNet's network, the vendor say. It consists of the NaviNet provider network; a technology platform that lets state entities offer HIE participants a branded Web portal and online enrollment services; and customer service support that includes adoption and utilization management services.

The exchange works with or without electronic medical record (EMR) systems and NaviNet suggests, can be easily integrated into existing healthcare processes.

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