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RGV HIE Launches 1st Annual Healthcare Hackathon

Participants To Drive Innovative Solutions For the Industry’s Most Challenging Issues.

Welasco, TX., (10/15/2019) – Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange (RGV HIE) will host a Healthcare Hackathon bringing together change agents and out of the box problem solvers to create new ideas and products addressing issues in the healthcare sector. This year’s event, sponsored by South Texas Physician Alliance, Health Samurai, Elimu Informatics, and South Texas Health System, will be held November 8-10 at the UTRGV Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization in Welasco, TX.

The event challenges participants to use RGV HIE’s FHIR enabled platform to develop mobile healthcare applications, patient engagement solutions, and population health analytics. The goal of these solutions is to integrate with electronic health record systems, using these applications to meet different workflow needs and provide clinical decision support.

In addition to hands-on experiences, attendees will be joined by speakers covering topics including EMS/Disaster Planning, Public Health, Population Health, Medication Adherence, and Patient Access and Engagement.

RGV HIE is calling for participants from any industry or background with a desire to create boundary-pushing ideas and meaningful solutions to submit their registration for the event on their website. For more information about the Hackathon, including agenda, speaker information, and registration, please visit https://rgvhie.org/hackathon/.

 

About RGV HIE
The Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange (RGV HIE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the secure exchange of patient health information to improve communication and patient care in South Texas. The RGV HIE brings a regional-level infrastructure solution that connects information between participating health care organizations and providers by integrating disparate systems and enabling the exchange and use of critical patient information for making care-related decisions at the point of care. We work with physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations to ensure that critical health information is communicated in a consistent and secure manner.

Congratulations to Billy J. Cortez

Congratulations to Billy J. Cortez

We are pleased to announce that Billy J. Cortez is now Mirth Certified. Being Mirth Certified gives RGV HIE the capability and knowledge needed to connect clinics and health organizations to exchange health information using the Mirth Connect Integration Engine.

As the “data steward” for the community to share patient health information, we have put in place processes and oversight to ensure privacy and security to facilitate the secure exchange of protected health information. Although most hospitals and providers have electronic health record (EHR) systems, most are not able to share information electronically among different EHR vendors. The result by default is most providers still fax copies of health records to each other.

Our Integration engine service offers an affordable solution for clinics and health organizations to share patient health information to meet current legislative requirements such as Meaningful Use, PCMH, and MACRA. Essentially, you connect your EHR to the HIE one time and we can direct your data to any destination required at a reasonable fee. Our technology will enable organizations to have the option to participate in our HIE, disease registry, or quality reporting tool.

Congratulations to Genaro Garza  

We are pleased to announce that Genaro Garza is now Mirth Certified. Being Mirth Certified gives RGV HIE the capability and knowledge needed to connect clinics and health organizations to exchange health information using the Mirth Connect Integration Engine.

As the “data steward” for the community to share patient health information, we have put in place processes and oversight to ensure privacy and security to facilitate the secure exchange of protected health information. Although most hospitals and providers have electronic health record (EHR) systems, most are not able to share information electronically among different EHR vendors. The result by default is most providers still fax copies of health records to each other.

Our Integration engine service offers an affordable solution for clinics and health organizations to share patient health information to meet current legislation requirements such as Meaningful Use, PCMH and MACRA. Essentially, you connect your EHR to the HIE one time and we can direct your data to any destination required at a reasonable fee. Our technology will enable your organization to have the option to participate in our HIE, disease registry, or quality reporting tool.

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