Market Overview

InterSystems and Greater Houston Healthconnect Collaborate to Provide Health Information Exchange Services for 12 Million Patients


Leveraging HealthShare®, Greater Houston Healthconnect coordinates
care delivery by unifying the information that matters at the point of

Houston Healthconnect
, the regional health information exchange
(HIE) serving 24 counties in Southeast Texas, today announced it is live
with InterSystems
, powering the region's interoperability and care
coordination initiatives. HealthShare seamlessly integrates data from
all electronic health records (EHRs) of providers in the region to
enable a unified patient record which will improve quality, patient
safety, and efficiency for the area's 12 million patients.

The nation's third most populated city, Greater Houston is comprised of
24 counties spanning from Houston to the Louisiana border, down to
Corpus Christi, and north to College Station. Despite its vast size,
HealthShare seamlessly connects all of the major health systems and 70+
percent of the region's physician community to the same unified health
record to ensure providers have an accurate, straightforward view of
nearly every patient in the Greater Houston area. This comprehensive
view greatly benefits all provider organizations contracting under a
value-based care model.

Longtime InterSystems partner J2
handled the migration of Greater Houston Healthconnect
to HealthShare from its previous platform.

Greater Houston Healthconnect also leverages a number of HealthShare
solutions to provide unmatched care quality to the local community. Most
notably, the HIE has recently entrusted HealthShare Patient Index to
uniquely identify and match patients across all of their caregivers.
Patient Index is also used to manage the informed consent model for
patients to opt-in to share their health information.

"Building the foundation of our HIE on HealthShare will allow us to
power 24/7 care delivery to the millions of people in Greater Houston,
and to be more prepared for events outside our control, regardless of
what factors may come into play," said Nick Bonvino, CEO of Greater
Houston Healthconnect. "HealthShare will ensure that we can deliver the
right information, to the right person, at the right time, and that care
quality is never compromised."

In addition to Information Exchange and Patient Index, Greater Houston
Healthconnect delivers real-time notifications to more effectively
manage specific population cohorts under risk-based contracts.

"Given the broad patient population in the Greater Houston area,
establishing a comprehensive and unified patient record is critical when
it comes to delivering high quality patient care," said Don Woodlock,
vice president of HealthShare at InterSystems. "Greater Houston
Healthconnect exemplifies what it means to deliver transformational care
quality and safety for its millions of patients, regardless of what
external factors may come into play, and is bringing new meaning to ‘the
power behind what matters.'"

"Platform migrations are never easy, but J2, in close partnership with
InterSystems and Greater Houston Healthconnect, was able to complete a
successful migration with an ambitious timeline with no service
disruption to existing stakeholders," added Mickey Yalon, vice president
and chief technology officer at J2 Interactive. "We look forward to
continuing to work together to grow the Greater Houston Healthcare
footprint and bring new and innovative service offerings to the HIE's

About Greater Houston Healthconnect
Greater Houston
Healthconnect is an independent, community-based organization
responsible for enabling information exchange among healthcare providers
in a 20-county region. It is tasked with mobilizing healthcare
information electronically across organizations to enhance the safety,
quality, and efficiency of care and improve information access
throughout the region. Key stakeholders include healthcare providers,
payers, employers and the community as a whole. For more information,

About InterSystems
InterSystems is the engine behind the
world's most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government,
and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems
is the power behind what matters™. Founded in 1978, InterSystems is a
privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA),
with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by
millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information,

About J2 Interactive
J2 Interactive is an award-winning
healthcare IT services firm whose deep expertise in application
development, interoperability, and analytics drives innovations in
health information exchange, patient engagement, and population health.
Founded in 2001, J2 has established a reputation as one of the leading
providers of customized technology solutions to hospitals, labs,
research centers, and HIEs. J2's approach is rooted in a fundamental
belief that systems succeed or fail based on how well they serve the
people who depend upon them. Visit
and follow them on Twitter @j2_interactive.

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