Interoperability Inches Ahead For EHRs

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | July 10, 2013

Greenway and Epic work together on data liquidity project

A new data liquidity initiative between a Pennsylvania women’s hospital and a nearby obstetrics and gynecology practice have resulted in the interoperability between the groups’ different electronic health record systems, officials announced Tuesday. 
The Epic EHR at Lancaster General Health’s Women & Babies Hospital now interoperates with the Greenway EHR at ob/gyn practice May-Grant Associates, allowing both companies to exchange continuity of care documents and securely share patient data to better coordinate care in their community.
Greenway is a member of CommonWell alliance, the interoperability vendor group announced at HIMSS13 this past March, but Epic has not joined that partnership.