Minnesotans to Gain More Access to Healthcare Information

November 13, 2014

RelayHealth Clinical Connectivity to help patients and providers obtain a single view of health information

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 – RelayHealth Clinical Connectivity is pleased to announce that it has been certified to operate as a Health Data Intermediary in the state of Minnesota. In this role, RelayHealth will support Minnesota's 2015 Interoperable Electronic Health Record Mandate, a law created to promote the use of electronic health information systems, which can play a significant role in transforming healthcare systems and creating healthier communities.

Designed to connect information, patients and healthcare providers in highly complex environments, RelayHealth's solutions offer the privacy, security and interoperability necessary to help providers meet the requirements of the law. The solutions will also help patients become more engaged in their own care and facilitate care collaboration on the patients' behalf across healthcare settings — from physician offices to hospitals.

Development of the 2015 Mandate was encouraged by many healthcare providers across the state. It requires any providers to connect and share clinical data. The vendor evaluation process includes an assessment of a company's technology, skill in working with healthcare organizations and overall standing as an organization.

"Our clinical connectivity solutions use a cloud-based model that brings together patient information across the health system's many points of care, enabling us to help hospitals and health systems provide their patients with even greater access to their personal health data," said Ken Tarkoff, senior vice president and general manager of RelayHealth Clinical Connectivity. "Our solutions also are unique in that they leverage an organization's IT investment through building interoperability between existing electronic health record systems. For providers and clinicians, this means the ability to easily share patient information and better coordinate care. We could not be more excited to help Minnesota healthcare providers drive true information exchange. This should make a real difference for patients across the state."

With 15 years of experience providing clinical connectivity, RelayHealth is uniquely positioned to help health systems and hospitals build a foundation of connectivity to support both short-term objectives and long-term strategies. RelayHealth's patient-centric solutions enable patients to have full access to state Health Information Exchange information instead of interacting only through an opt-in/opt-out form at their doctor's office.

Health systems and hospitals across the country continue to acquire technology solutions to connect fragmented environments, engage networks of physicians and patients, and drive technology adoption in their communities. RelayHealth is a key contributor to that movement and has experienced record growth. Its patient and physician network has expanded nearly 220 percent over the past three years as more providers across the country have acquired and used its portfolio of solutions.

About RelayHealth Clinical Connectivity

RelayHealth Clinical Connectivity is a part of McKesson Corporation's technology solutions segment. McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We work with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. RelayHealth Clinical Connectivity manages the complexity that results from fragmented healthcare technology environments by delivering clinical integration, provider connectivity and patient access solutions that enable the ubiquitous exchange of information among health information technology suppliers, providers, clinicians and patients. Vendor-neutral and SaaS-based, RelayHealth solutions scale across the health system landscape to support cost-effective delivery of coordinated, value-based care. Visit our website: http://www.relayhealth.com/.

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