HealthCare IT

Business Networks International Inc.'s health-IT background runs the gamut of clinical, administrative (health insurance) 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. Brief information on some of these are provided below.

Clinical Workflows with HL7 FHIR
  • BNETAL solution SureFHIR® has robust HL7 FHIR R4 implementation that can be used for supporting new data exchange workflows for improving automation and efficiencies.
  • SureFHIR® meets and exceeds regulatory requirements of CMS Interoperability Rule.
  • BNETAL solution SureEDI® has robust X12 mapping, parsing, validation, translation (to XML, JSON, CSV) and processing capabilities.
  • SureEDI® has turnkey implementations of many industry profiles and operating rules such as CAQH CORE Operating Rules, for regulatory compliance with HIPAA, ACA
Health Insurance IT
  • 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.
Healthcare IT Regulatory Compliance
Our 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 Rules) regulations.
Healthcare IT Standards
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:
Standards and Interoperability Initiatives
As part of a BNETAL consulting engagement, BNETAL has worked extensively with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) on its Standards and Interoperability (S&I) initiatives, with a focus on CMS Electronic Medical Document Submission (esMD) initiative. This is follow-on work to past work BNETAL performed with CMS on its esMD Phase I, where BNETAL provided subject matter expertise to development of the X12 Profile for esMD.
Electronic Health Records (EHR), Health Information Exchange (HIE) Integrations
Pharmacy IT
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.
Public Health IT
BNETAL has been working with CDC and State Departments of Health for more than a decade. We provided thought leadership, architecture, design and development services for CDC's Public Health Information Network Messaging System (PHINMS), and full lifecyle support for its rollout to a nationwide network for public health data surveillance.

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Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) IT
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.
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Key Clients