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IDAHO HEALTH DATA EXCHANGE ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH AUNT BERTHA

Partnership Provides Seamless Integrated Communications Between Healthcare Providers And Social Service Organizations

July 29, 2020 (Boise, ID) – Today, Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE), Idaho’s statewide Health Information Exchange, announced a new partnership with Aunt Bertha, the leading search and referral platform of social service organizations, to provide a safe, secure, and effective platform for participants to connect patients with social services. This tool will help users better understand and act on patients’ social determinants of health (SDOH), in addition to connecting patients with resources to improve health equity.

Factors such as the conditions in which people live, learn, and play affect a wide variety of health risks and outcomes. As much as 80 percent of a person’s health is defined by social determinants of health. While thousands of nonprofits and social care providers are addressing these needs, navigating the system to get help is both difficult and time consuming. Aunt Bertha’s social care network connects verified social care providers with people seeking help. In Idaho, there are over 2,000 social service organizations connected through Aunt Bertha, making it easy to find the appropriate local services.

“IHDE’s new partnership allows a participant to access Aunt Bertha’s network as they are working in a patient record,” said Hans Kastensmith, IHDE’s Executive Director. “This partnership will provide support for a more complete, well-coordinated service through a single access point to an individual’s medical record for referral capabilities.”

“Aunt Bertha began with a simple idea—that every person and family should be able to find help with dignity and ease,” said Erine Gray, Aunt Bertha Founder and CEO. “Now, with our partnership with IHDE, we are able to do just that for thousands of Idahoans. As for the State’s health plans, hospital systems, and Community Based Organizations offering help, Aunt Bertha will be providing these organizations with the tools and insights to deliver the right services to the right places and to do more with less.”

IHDE and Aunt Bertha’s new partnership will provide resources such as safe and affordable housing, access to education, public safety, availability of healthy foods, and better access to local emergency/health services. This collaboration establishes a platform to significantly improve population and health outcomes throughout the state of Idaho.

To learn more about the Idaho Health Data Exchange, please visit www.idahohde.org. For more information on Aunt Bertha’s social care network, please visit https://www.auntbertha.com/.

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About Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE)
Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE), a non-profit 501(c)(3) company, is Idaho’s statewide Health Information Exchange, dedicated to meeting the needs of healthcare providers and ensuring that Idaho’s citizens receive the most effective health services possible. To achieve these goals, IHDE is working with a wide-array of stakeholders and actively building a best in breed technology infrastructure to provide access to reliable data and information, combining traditional healthcare data with other data sources to help address the medical, behavioral, and social needs that influence the well-being of Idahoans.

In addition to technology enhancements to improve overall performance, an array of tools aimed at improving patient outcomes will be made available to IHDE participants, including: a social determinants of health platform, a telehealth platform, a remote patient monitoring system, and alerts and notifications system. As a trusted data sharing partner in Idaho, IHDE looks forward to bringing you a new suite of service offerings to improve quality of health outcomes and reduce the cost of care.

About Aunt Bertha
Aunt Bertha’s network connects people seeking help and verified social care providers that serve them. Thousands of nonprofits and social care providers serve their communities. But for most people, navigating the system to get help has been difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. Too many Americans are suffering, and they don’t need to. So at Aunt Bertha, we created a social care network that connects people and programs — making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do. Today, Aunt Bertha serves millions of users and is used by most major health plans, hospital systems, foundations, governments, and tens of thousands of community-based organizations (CBOs).

IHDE Contact
Prudence Vincent
Director of Customer Operations and Engagement
(208) 803-0030
pvincent@idahohde.org

Aunt Bertha Contact
Tom Hannaford
Account Director
(718) 820-6604
thannaford@mww.com

Save the Date! IHDE & Idaho Chapter HIMSS Presents: Leveraging a Statewide HIE Super Stack: Improving Population Outcomes in a Learning Health Network

Save the date – On August 5th at 12pm Mountain IHDE will be presenting at the Idaho Chapter HIMSS meeting.

For more information, please see the Idaho Chapter HIMSS website:
http://idaho.himsschapter.org/event/leveraging-statewide-hie-super-stack-improving-population-outcomes-learning-health-network

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! See you on August 5th.

Idaho Health Data Exchange Partners with KPI Ninja to Advance Healthcare Analytics to Improve Population Health in Idaho

07/14/2020 – Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE), a leading provider of health information exchange solutions and services, has announced a partnership with KPI Ninja to improve the health of populations in Idaho. This partnership will provide IHDE participants interoperable technology and advanced analytics that cut burdensome data processes and instill insights to enhance health outcomes.

“KPI Ninja shares our vision and is committed to working with IHDE to maximize the usability of Idaho’s Health Information Infrastructure by turning data into information and insights that providers, payers, and other stakeholders can use to assure that Idahoans receive the best health services possible.” said Hans Kastensmith, IHDE Executive Director. “Our participants will now be able to choose from a comprehensive set of cutting-edge analytics and data management tools to reduce the burden of collecting and using health data for more effective health services and better population health.”

KPI Ninja brings a trusted brand, proven technology and a deep focus on innovation that creates an analytics powerhouse for those looking to be successful with value-based care. Their platform, Ninja Universe, has earned NCQA’s eCQM Certification, Measure Certification℠ for HEDIS® Health Plan 2020, Patient-Centered Medical Home and Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Prevalidations. This will enable IHDE participants of all sizes to leverage the benefits of these capabilities including the use of certified eCQMs as standard supplemental data for HEDIS, direct reporting to CMS for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), as well as a suite of predictive and risk stratification capabilities to name a few.

“With our Ninja Universe platform and IHDE’s data infrastructure, we can provide payers, providers and other healthcare organizations with comprehensive, real-time analytics that uniquely overcomes the typical data barriers that hinder insights and rapid improvements,” said Vineeth Yeddula, CEO at KPI Ninja. “We put information and powerful functionality into the hands of clinicians to help simplify and rapidly transition with value-based care trends.”

About Idaho Health Data Exchange:

Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE), a non-profit 501(c)(3) company, is Idaho’s statewide Health Information Exchange, dedicated to meeting the needs of healthcare providers and ensuring that Idaho’s citizens receive the most effective health services possible. To achieve these goals, IHDE is working with a wide-array of stakeholders and actively building a best in breed technology infrastructure to provide access to reliable data and information, combining traditional healthcare data with other data sources to help address the medical, behavioral, and social needs that influence the well-being of Idahoans. In addition to technology enhancements
to improve overall performance, an array of tools aimed at improving patient outcomes will be made available to IHDE participants, including: an analytics platform, telehealth platform, a remote patient monitoring system, a social determinants of health platform, and an alerts and notifications system. As a trusted data sharing partner in Idaho, IHDE looks forward to bringing you a new suite of service offerings to improve quality of health outcomes and reduce the cost of care. For more information, visit:
https://www.idahohde.org/

About KPI Ninja:

KPI Ninja is a leader in healthcare interoperability, analytics and performance improvement. Using a mix of innovative technology solutions and services, they work with clients to accelerate the achievement of strategic goals through better management of key performance indicators. The platform, Ninja Universe, is aligned with initiatives led by CMS, ONC, NCQA, including holding NCQA’s eCQM Certification, Measure Certification for HEDIS® Health Plan 2020, PCMH and PCSP Prevalidation; demonstrating the commitment to provide clients an effective enterprise analytics solution.

IHDE CONTACT:
Prudence Vincent
208-803-0048
pvincent@idahohde.org

KPI Ninja CONTACT:
Susan Price
402-681-9283
sprice@kpininja.com

Idaho Health Data Exchange Announces Partnership With myhELO, To Offer Telehealth Access for Providers

July 07, 2020 (Boise, ID) – The Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE) announces its new partnership with myhELO, a telehealth technology provider.

IHDE’s partnership with myhELO will provide rapid, reliable access to patients via secure messaging, video, automated email and text updates, reminders and more.  IHDE believes this HIPAA compliant new service will add value for their existing stakeholders, helping them to continue providing vital healthcare services to Idaho’s citizens and communities. 

In March, IHDE rolled out an initiative to allow temporary, free IHDE Clinical Portal access to providers throughout the State due to COVID-19.  To continue to support the community during COVID-19, IHDE will provide free telehealth access for the first six months.

“IHDE remains committed to delivering services that help providers navigate the current healthcare landscape in Idaho, particularly in our vulnerable rural communities,” said Dr. Craig Jones, Chief Medical Officer, IHDE.  “As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, IHDE’s partnership with myhELO will assist providers in delivering high-quality care in a safe, healthy environment through telehealth versus in-person appointments.”

IHDE’s continued goal is to provide services that address the social, behavioral, and medical needs of the population throughout the State, including resource shortages in Idaho’s rural communities, to aid Idahoans during this healthcare pandemic.

Providers who are interested in learning more about the myhELO services, or to sign-up for an account should contact IHDE at telehealth@idahohde.org.

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About Idaho Data Health Exchange:

Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE), a non-profit 501(c)(3) company, is Idaho’s statewide Health Information Exchange, dedicated to meeting the needs of healthcare providers and ensuring that Idaho’s citizens receive the most effective health services possible. To achieve these goals, IHDE is working with a wide-array of stakeholders and actively building a best in breed technology infrastructure to provide access to reliable data and information, combining traditional healthcare data with other data sources to help address the medical, behavioral, and social needs that influence the well-being of Idahoans.  In addition to technology enhancements to improve overall performance, an array of tools aimed at improving patient outcomes will be made available to IHDE participants, including: a telehealth platform, a remote patient monitoring system, and a social determinants of health platform. As a trusted data sharing partner in Idaho, IHDE looks forward to bringing you a new suite of service offerings to improve quality of health outcomes and reduce the cost of care. For more information, visit: https://www.idahohde.org/

About myhELO:

myhELO is a nonprofit organization with a complete digital system for healthcare. With patients and providers at the core of everything, myhELO was built from the ground up to address the inefficiencies of today’s healthcare technology. In myhELO, each patient owns a complete digital medical record, giving them the control and privacy they deserve. Providers use myhELO to care for their patients and run their organizations, replacing old, disjointed systems with one seamless, easy-to-use system. With a comprehensive solution for patients and providers, myhELO is changing the way the world does healthcare.

CONTACT:

Prudence Vincent

208.803.0030

pvincent@idahohde.org