GNAX CTO, Mariano Maluf gives overview of HIE at HIMSS11 in VMware Theatre
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Global Net Access (GNAX) worked with major Atlanta hospitals and Georgia Tech to develop a cost-effective, cloud-based health information exchange that will allow healthcare providers to exchange patient records and information securely through the web. The collaboration yielded GNAX's Free HIE, offering significant improvements in the quality and delivery of healthcare by the exchange of critical clinical information needed at the point of care - all for no cost to healthcare providers.
After discussing the need for an HIE in Georgia with our largest healthcare clients, Jeff Hinkle, President and COO of GNAX decided to be a part of the solution and offered to build the entire health information exchange for free. "This is our way of giving back to the healthcare community and its strong support of our business," said Mr. Hinkle. GNAX committed to delivering the underlying hardware, network, cloud platform as well as the end-user application for this initiative.
GNAX HIE Provides
Stability: Housed in GNAX's AtlantaNAP data center, which supports some of the largest hospitals in the southeast, the HIE is supported by a Tier 4 electrical infrastructure for 100% guaranteed uptime with a redundant network that is second to none in the southeast. It is supported 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Scalability: The VMware-based, enterprise-grade cloud platform provides scalability and speed of deployment. The ability to handle aggressive growth with flexible and elastic resources will allow the HIE to grow and support the healthcare community in any region and nationally quickly.
Security: The GNAX HIE is fully HIPAA compliant. All patient and provider data is encrypted at rest and through the HIE portal. Plus, robust physical security and access protocols are in place.
Usability: GNAX built the GHIE as a stand-alone, intuitive web application, allowing providers to quickly access and begin using the exchange. To make the exchange easily usable, especially to providers in rural areas, meant it had to be web-based and free.
Interoperability: The GNAX HIE is constructed with popular and open standards and tools designed to make it easy for healthcare providers to adopt.
Improved patient care: Quick access to a full array of medical records gives doctors the full picture when making care decisions.
Lower costs: By providing this solution for free to healthcare providers, GNAX is greatly lowering costs to all providers, which means more funds can be directed to patient care.
Meet Federal guidelines: The GNAX's HIE solution helps providers meet "meaningful use" guidelines and provides a simple and fast way to meet national HIE initiatives.
GNAX offers the HIE free to all healthcare providers nationally. However, if you are a state or community who would like to implement your own HIE based on our system, contact us.