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Great Lakes Health Information Exchange Partners with ModuleMD


Lansing, April 10, 2013 - ModuleMD announces the partnership with Great Lake Health Information Exchange (GLHIE) as a strategic alliance in electronically connecting physician practices with health care systems. Because of the meaningful use requirements of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, health information exchanges are rapidly growing. Health Information Exchange (HIE) provides the capability of sharing clinical information electronically among disparate electronic health record (EHR) systems.

As a Michigan-based company, ModuleMD provides a flexible electronic health record to independent physician practices nationally. Based on EHR certification requirements from CMS, ModuleMD has taken steps forward to share patient data between physician practices and health care systems. Jacqueline Otto, Director of Sales and Marketing for ModuleMD explains, "With today's need for better healthcare outcomes in the community, it is our vision to continue to expand the ModuleMD enterprise solution that makes the tasks for interoperability, data exchange and analytics intuitive and cost-effective." While the goal of HIE is to facilitate access to and retrieval of clinical data in a safe, timely, efficient manner, the partnership of ModuleMD GLHIE makes sense, in order to minimize the costs to physician practices. Lloyd Williams, COO of ModuleMD states, "Our Company is uniquely positioned in the EHR market with the technology capability to integrate solutions and services on a transparent platform that benefits providers, patients and the community at large." With this technology vision, ModuleMD will easily integrate and interface with other state and sub HIEs, as it has already started to do, to facilitate data exchange that is of value to its customers and the community.

The partnership between ModuleMD and GLHIE is a step in that direction. Lloyd William continues, "Our experience of working with GLHIE has been extremely positive and believe that GLHIE's goals and vision for the community are closely aligned with that of ModuleMD. This relationship and integration with GLHIE will give any of our current and future customers easy access to patient clinical and demographic information through GLHIE."

About ModuleMD

ModuleMD is a healthcare technology company offering an integrated field of medical practice management and EHR solutions in a cohesive suite of intelligent software applications. Initially conceptualized as a visionary, internet-based proposition in the mid-1990s, ModuleMD grew over the last decade and half with a steadfast commitment to providing web-centric products and services that improve the clinical, financial and administrative needs in a physician’s practice. ModuleMD, an ONC-ATCB certified system for Meaningful Use incentives, is well suited for all medical practices – no matter the size and specialty. In addition to technology, ModuleMD also offers services in the area of billing and revenue management, which contributes to the company’s well-rounded approach to solutions needed at the practice level.

About Great Lakes Health Information Exchange

The Great Lakes Health Information Exchange (GLHIE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating safer and more effective patient care through secure sharing of patient clinical information. The GLHIE allows for the bi-directional exchange of data among hospitals, laboratories, radiology centers, long-term care facilities, urgent care, home care, hospice, and physician practices. The GLHIE’s functionality includes results delivery as well as a web-based query option. Says Carol Parker, GLHIE’s Executive Director: “GLHIE applauds ModuleMD’s philosophy of enabling data exchange. Partnerships like these support our goal of improving health care decisions by providing the right data to the right providers at the right time.”

Press Contacts:

ModuleMD
Jacqueline R. Otto
Phone: 248-434-0444, extension 1019


GLHIE
Carol Parker
Phone: 517-999-7561
Email: cparker@glhie.org