July 30, 2015

eHealth Exchange Reaches 100 Members and Expects to Connect 40% of U.S. Hospitals by Year End; Also Increases Participation from Small and Mid-Sized Medical Groups

Streamlined Onboarding Process Combined with Ability to Connect with Government Agencies and Private Sector Providers Drives New Participation

McLean, VA – July 30, 2015 – The eHealth Exchange today announced participation has expanded in the last six months, officially reaching 100 organizational participants. The eHealth Exchange achieved particularly significant gains in the number of medical groups and dialysis centers joining the largest nationwide health information exchange network. The growth experienced in early 2015 is also backed by a strong pipeline of organizations in the process of joining. Current projections for participation by year end include more than 40% of hospitals nationwide.

According to John Kansky, president and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange and Vice Chair of the eHealth Exchange coordinating committee, “Historically, the eHealth Exchange has been known as an exchange for large care providers, health information exchange organizations and government agencies. What’s particularly interesting about the new growth statistics is the increased connectivity with other types of care settings, such as pharmacies, dialysis centers and small and medium sized medical groups. We’ve spent a good deal of time and effort simplifying our onboarding processes and selling the business value to organizations of all types and sizes, and clearly that work has paid off.”

In total, the eHealth Exchange network includes participation from 30% of U.S. hospitals (40% by year’s end), four federal agencies (with a fifth expected in 2015), over 13,000 medical groups, 3,400 dialysis centers, and more than 8,300 pharmacies.

“In addition to seeing a spike in the number of participants, we’ve heard feedback from eHealth Exchange participants saying that the larger the network grows, the more value they’ve been able to get out of it. While it may be interesting to connect individual hospital systems with each other, it truly becomes compelling when we’re able to connect most care providers throughout the country – whether big or small, private sector or government,” said Michael Matthews, CEO of MedVirginia and board chair of The Sequoia Project.

In order to support even more rapid expansion through the rest of the year, the eHealth Exchange is finalizing the process to expedite testing for organizations using qualified technologies that have been pretested for compliance. The goal is to shorten the testing process from weeks to days for proven technology platforms. More details about the accelerated testing process will be available in the near future.

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