Frost & Sullivan Applauds HealthUnity for Providing a Complete HIE Platform Tailored to the Needs of the Healthcare Industry As a pure-play health IT company focused on HIE, HealthUnity is nimbler than larger and more diversified vendors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the health information exchange (HIE) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes HealthUnity with the 2013 North America Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Award. HealthUnity provides an end-to-end HIE solution suite specifically designed to help healthcare organizations and technology partners build connected networks that improve patient care.

HealthUnity's full solution of core and value-added technologies enable a wide range of HIE applications such as consent and authorization, readmission, care transitions and coordination, and disease management. It includes functionalities such as secure messaging, record location, analytics, and composite results delivery. The company also provides a comprehensive set of services to help customers deploy solutions into their unique environments and use cases.

The company offers a variety of valued-added hosting models to meet customers' demands. HealthUnity's platform architecture is based on a model that includes support for federated, centralized and hybrid HIE deployments.

"HealthUnity helps its customers and technology partners grow and develop according to their near-term goals and changing needs by offering flexible and customizable solutions targeted at their specific workflow," said Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst Nancy Fabozzi. "This focus on flexibility can foster innovation in new types of applications and functions that will inevitably evolve from the growing use of health IT."

HealthUnity serves a diverse customer base across the healthcare industry; its core clientele comprises HIE organizations such as hospitals and health systems, regional extension centers, radiology centers, labs, physicians, and health IT vendors. HealthUnity's solutions provide the essential infrastructure for data exchange needed to support broader goals around improved health outcomes, safety, compliance, cost efficiencies, and patient and provider satisfaction.

HealthUnity utilizes the latest innovations in distributed and Web services architecture. Its products are built on trusted Microsoft business frameworks that offer flexibility and scalability for each customer. As a pure-play health IT vendor, HealthUnity understands the special requirements of the industry, particularly the need for accuracy when implementing IT solutions that aid in the decision-making process.

HealthUnity's core solution, Master Person Index (MPI), is fine-tuned to hospitals' need for thoroughness and precision. It makes the most of the unique characteristics of different patient demographic fields to yield near-zero false positives, which results in very low levels of false negatives.

"HealthUnity delivers a variety of solutions and services designed to be highly cost-effective; it helps customers achieve a quick return on investment by helping them derive the most comprehensive value out of their existing IT infrastructure," noted Nancy Fabozzi. "In addition, the use of Microsoft technology provides significant cost-savings."

HealthUnity is committed to providing technology approaches that are not only robust in terms of features and functions, but are cost-efficient, convenient, and scalable.

Each year Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a technology that can benefit or revolutionize the industry. The award recipient has developed a system or enabling component of a system that removes a significant obstacle in the development of technology. The technology developed enables the creation of new products or modification of existing products to target new applications.

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About HealthUnity

Founded in 2004, HealthUnity has emerged as a leading provider of fully integrated eHealth products and solutions. HealthUnity delivers highly modular yet integrated solutions as a result of its own intellectual property in all areas of eHealth including MPI, HIE, Health data analytics, Patient Portal, Provider Portal, Secure Direct Messaging and Inter-HIE interoperability. HealthUnity is built on national standards such as IHE profiles, DIRECT messaging, HL7 and CCD. In a short span of a decade, HealthUnity has provided solutions for the smallest to the largest academic hospitals, health systems, physician practices, payers, software OEMs and state agencies. We are in the forefront of helping healthcare organizations prepare for top initiatives such as value-based contracts, care coordination, meaningful use, readmission reduction, enterprise-wide quality reporting and implementation of evidence based care.

HealthUnity's customers include MedStar health regional healthcare system, Maryland and Washington D.C.; New York eHealth Collaborative, (NYeC); Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY); e-Health Network of Long Island (Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital, Winthrop University Hospital and Long Island Veterans Home); Medical Information Network - North Sound (MIN-NS) (Skagit Valley Hospital, Island Hospital and affiliated physician practices), and Erickson Health Medical Group, Baltimore, Maryland.

HealthUnity will be demonstrating its solutions at Booth 4417 at HIMSS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition. March 3-7, 2013 - Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans.

Contact: Sam Godwin
Phone:  (425) 458-4873
Email: samg@healthunity.com

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