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Healthcare IT Solutions
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Business Networks International Inc.'s health-IT background runs the gamut of Healthcare (clinical), Health Insurance (administrative) and Public Health. Through a series of nationally scoped and high visibility and influence projects, BNETAL has gained experience in many areas in health-IT including Regulatory Compliance, Interoperabilty and Security standards, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchanges, Nationwide Health Information Exchange (NwHIN), Public Health Information Network (PHIN), Medicare/Medicaid, and Laboratory Information Systems. Details on some of these are provided below.
in-depth understanding of healthcare regulations can be
leveraged by BNETAL customers for their compliance with
regulations. BNETAL consulting has been actively engaged
in providing feedback to the Office of the National Coordinator
(ONC) on the Meaningful Use regulations and the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s HITECH regulations,
and to CMS on the Affordable Care Act Section 1104 (Operating
Our in-depth understanding of healthcare-IT standards can be leveraged by BNETAL customers for improving their healthcare systems standards compliance, interoperability and efficiency. In particular:
BNETAL was part of a consortium of companies that was awarded a major project to develop a prototype architecture and implementation for the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN), also known as the “NwHIN prototype project” or NwHIN-I. The NwHIN-I consortium worked with several regional health markets. As part of this effort, BNETAL demonstrated Role Based Access Control using open standards within the Massachusetts Health network. The following AMIA paper was published based on the work on NwHIN-I:
As part of NwHIN-II (Trial Implementation), BNETAL worked with the New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC). BNETAL provided security architecture and security standards subject matter expertise consulting throughout the project. Working closely with HIE vendors, BNETAL played a key role throughout the life cycle of this project, including identifying security risks early and during the lifecycle of the project, and building consensus among the HIE implementers towards security implementation decisions that were achievable within the project timeline and resource levels. BNETAL provided lead representation of the team at security discussions with other HIE vendors and at security and implementation workgroups.
in-depth understanding of Electronic Health Record, Health
Information Exchange and the Nationwide Health Information
Network standards can be leveraged by BNETAL customers for
improving their healthcare systems standards compliance,
interoperability and efficiency.
BNETAL has a turn-key implementation of the CORE Connectivity Operating Rules as part of its SureDeliver® product, which provides a path towards compliance with ACA Section 1104 regulations for HIPAA covered entities.
BNETAL has represented CORE at the Healthcare Information Technology Security and Privacy (HITSP) standards committee, and with the ONC Standards and Interoperability (S&I) initiatives. Further, BNETAL has been representing CAQH on outreach to IHE, NCPDP, HL7, FHA-CONNECT, MITA, CMS, ONC, and other organizations and initiatives.
BNETAL solution SureDeliver® has a fully CORE Connectivity compliant gateway implementation that can easily integrate with and augment existing revenue cycle management systems to reach compliance with PPACA 1104 data transport requirements.
BNETAL knowledge of CORE Operating Rules, which are a requirement in ACA regulations (with an aggressive compliance deadline as well as penalties for non-compliance), can be leveraged by BNETAL customers to reach compliance.
BNETAL consulting has collaborated with CMS on the CMS esMD project, and prior to that, on the CMS Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) project. During a HIMSS meeting in Atlanta, BNETAL assisted the MITA team in show-casing the CAQH CORE Connectivity interfaces to demonstrate interoperability. Currently, as part of BNETAL consulting for CAQH CORE, BNETAL consultants are collaborating with CMS on CMS esMD pilot project for Healthcare Claims Attachment processing.
- BNETAL solution SureDeliver® has a gateway implementation that complies with the data transport requirements of CMS esMD, and that can easily integrate with and augment existing revenue cycle management systems to submit electronic documents to Medicare.
- BNETAL knowledge of Electronic Medical Document Submission (esMD) standards can be leveraged by Healthcare Provider Vendors and Health Information Handler vendors to send data to Medicare/CMS.
BNETAL consulting has collaborated with NCPDP on its Connectivity and Security implementation guide development. The work with NCPDP has given BNETAL key insights into the pharmacy industry requirements, standards development leadership. BNETAL’s in-depth knowledge of NCPDP standards can be leveraged by Pharmacy Vendors and Health Plan vendors to send data to build interfaces that conform to NCPDP standards.
BNETAL has been working with CDC and State Departments of Health for more than a decade. See details here.
Business Networks International Inc. (BNETAL) is working closely with the OpenELIS comunity and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in providing security, architecture and health-IT expertise. BNETAL also provided OpenELIS architecture and security consultations to the Minnesota Department of Health.
To obtain more information on our healthcare IT projects, or to enquire about doing business with Business Networks International Inc., please email us at Info@BNETAL.com. Thanks!