"You have a private organization, Beth Israel, using the public utility, NEHEN
, to send data to their private agent, which is us, rather than building a proprietary interface to us."
: In 2008, there were 60 million data exchange transactions from EHRs, practices management systems and hospital information systems.
Sira Cormier, project manager at NEHEN
, explains that this system helps facilitate communication between the providers and the payers, so when a patient calls for an appointment and gives an insurance number, the provider can sign onto to the NEHEN
system and confirm all of the patient's information including co-pay and any co-insurance information instantly.
and from the helpful comments of two referees.
Halamka, M.D., M.S., chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, chief information officer at Harvard Medical School, chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN
) and one of Health Management Technology's esteemed editorial board members.
BIDMC, a member of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN
), has been sharing insurance eligibility with other NEHEN
members and submitting claims electronically since 1997, and it recently added e-prescribing and clinical summary exchange.