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Caradigm Intelligence Platform Delivers Actionable Interoperability

Company Announces Caradigm Open Exchange and ConCert Certification from HIMSS for Interoperability

LAS VEGAS, NVMarch 1, 2016Caradigm, the leader in enterprise population health, today announced the launch of Open Exchange, a set of interoperability capabilities available to healthcare providers that use the Caradigm Intelligence Platform (CIP).

Open Exchange supports more interoperability solutions and standards than any other healthcare platform -- such as IHE.NET standards, DIRECT and a REST architecture – to support provider population health initiatives. Further, Open Exchange goes well above the capabilities offered by most interface engines as it is able to both ingest and codify data and deliver this information to anyone and anywhere within the healthcare community.

“Caradigm Open Exchange expands our longstanding commitment to interoperability and further strengthens our Intelligence Platform to enable providers with the most efficient and actionable method of ingesting, normalizing and presenting data across the care continuum,” said Caradigm CEO Michael Simpson. “For population health to truly have an impact on the quality of healthcare delivery, IT systems across the healthcare community -- whether they be from individual physician practices, hospitals, clinics, labs or radiology centers -- must be able to seamlessly exchange data. Caradigm is committed to ensuring all of our solutions provide a consistent and standard way of connecting to other systems.”

ConCert by HIMSS

In making Open Exchange available to its CIP customers, Caradigm also announced that it has received certification from ConCert by HIMSS. Launched in 2015, ConCert by HIMSS is a testing and certification program that assures secure and reliable transfer of data among electronic health records, health information exchanges and health information services providers within and across organizational and state boundaries. The program addresses a key obstacle in today’s healthcare system, which is that many IT systems cannot connect with each other, creating the need for costly and custom interfaces to be built each time systems are interconnected.

Caradigm completed the rigorous ConCert by HIMSS testing program – the first certification program based on interoperability – to ensure its Intelligence Platform can communicate and enable data exchange in a way that ensures the right person has access to the right data at the right time. This certification identifies the vendors that can deliver the cost-effective interoperability that allows providers, consumers and patients access to critical information that will empower the best point-of-care decisions.Joyce Sensmeier, RN-BC, MS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN and VP of Informatics, HIMSS North America

Caradigm Open Exchange will provide healthcare organizations with the ability to efficiently exchange information across the healthcare community by leveraging the Authentication, Authorization, Patient Consent, Auditing and Reporting, and Role-Based Access Control features of CIP.

In addition, CIP will support on-demand document exchange, allowing for external standards-based queries to generate CCDA Clinical summaries to be exported back out. The certified solution also incorporates advanced Patient Identity Management leveraging the market leading enterprise master patient index (EMPI – MatchMetrix®) by NextGate, a Caradigm partner.

“NextGate is proud to provide key functionality to the Caradigm Open Exchange and congratulates them on their certification,” said Andy Aroditis, NextGate CEO and co-founder. “We support the leadership of ConCert by HIMSS to drive much-needed interoperability in healthcare.”

Caradigm Open Exchange is planned for general availability in Q2 2016.

Caradigm will be participating in the Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS16, demonstrating scenarios that highlight the value of interoperability in healthcare. Learn more at: www.caradigm.com/HIMSS16.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more, go to www.himssinnovationcenter.org/concert

About Caradigm

Caradigm is an award-winning population health company dedicated to improving patient care, advancing the health of populations and reducing healthcare costs. Its enterprise software portfolio encompasses all capabilities critical to delivering effective population health management, including data control; healthcare analytics; care coordination and management; and wellness and patient engagement.

Caradigm’s 200+ customers include Greenville Health System, Billings Clinic and Virtua and other large integrated delivery networks, ACOs, academic medical centers, government facilities and community hospitals. Caradigm solutions are operating in more than 1500 hospitals worldwide, and connect to about 500 customer systems and to data for more than 175 million patients. In addition, its identity and access management solutions are employed daily by over 1.2 million users, ensuring patient privacy and security by safeguarding access to patient health information.

Based in Bellevue, WA, Caradigm has been recognized as one of Healthcare Informatics’ Top 100 vendors.

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