HMS helps client connect with Health Information Exchange

Longtime health care IT player Healthcare Management Systems announced today that one of its clients in Kentucky is one of the first hospitals in the state to use the company's platform to share data with the new Kentucky Health Information exchange.

Hospitals use HMS Connex to link with HIEs, which enable the sharing of vital data among providers regardless of the clinical applications they use. HMS Connex uses open-source technology and is completely integrated with the HMS enterprise platform of applications and hardware that comprise its certified electronic health record (EHR). With a single sign-on, Rockcastle Regional physicians can view data from KHIE within the HMS application as part of their normal workflow.

Earlier this year, Rockcastle's relationship with HMS helped it receive more than $600,000 in government incentives.