Rush Health adopts InterSystems' interoperability platform

Chicago-based Rush Health has implemented Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems' HealthShare interoperability platform for enhanced care coordination. The platform allows Rush Health to implement a private health information exchange, providing their hospital staff and affiliate members access to complete patient records across the care continuum.

Rush Health includes four hospitals, more than 1,100 physician members and 350 non-physician network clinicians. The HealthShare platform provides stakeholders the option of using their own EHR systems to exchange information. The platform also has alert and notification system capabilities as well as an integrated master patient index.

"Implementation of our HIE is critical to Rush Health's transition to value-based care. It will serve as the hub for all care coordination activities, triggered by real-time monitoring of quality, resource use and cost," said Brent Estes, CEO of Rush Health, in a statement. "It will fill in any gaps in our members' EHRs."

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