Healthcare Technology Company iHealth Exchange Selects tibbr to Modernize
tibbr Powers Collaboration for HealthCare Providers and Hospitals
Increasing Speed and Efficiency of Communication
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- TIBCO Software Inc.
(NASDAQ: TIBX) announced that iHealth Exchange, a social health
information exchange company in Houston, selected tibbr(R) as its
enterprise social platform to improve the speed and efficacy of
medical care and reduce operational costs while meeting the
healthcare industry's stringent interoperability standards. tibbr has
been made available to 12,500 Houston area physicians in the iHealth
Exchange network to collaborate on patient care.
iHealth Exchange estimates that doctors still fax most of their
referrals, requiring dedicated staff that can cost the average
practice nearly $50,000 per year. Medical practices and hospitals in
the iHealth Exchange network can rededicate those resources by
relying on the private and secure tibbr platform to electronically
manage the referral process. iHealth Exchange has created a solution
with tibbr as its foundation that offers doctors an electronic
workflow that follows patients from point to point, allowing for
better medical care while still taking into account the requirements
of healthcare exchange laws and regulations.
"In my 20-year career, one of the biggest challenges I have seen in
the healthcare industry is the exchange of information between
providers. Using tibbr, we have been able to replace the obsolete
paper and fax machine workflow with an electronic system that lets
providers communicate in real time," said iHealth Exchange CEO Chris
Stephens. "Patients today expect better care and service from their
doctors' offices and hospitals, and enterprise social tools give
providers a new platform to deliver modern care."
"With healthcare providers looking to bring their processes out of
the dark ages, enterprise social platforms are positioned to play a
vital role in how providers and patients interface," said Ram Menon,
President Social Computing, TIBCO Software. "tibbr is positioned to
be at the center of this new healthcare revolution, working with
innovative companies like iHealth Exchange that understand what
social can deliver for the heal
thcare industry. Ultimately, the power
of the social enterprise is that it not only improves how healthcare
providers share information, it also impacts the care and treatment
iHealth Exchange's tibbr platform was recently recognized by the
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
(ONC), as the winner of their Reporting Patient Safety Events
Challenge. This developer contest is part of ONC's Investing in
Innovation Initiative, which holds competitions to accelerate
development and adoption of technology solutions that enhance quality
About iHealth Exchange
iHealth Exchange is Houston's premier health
information exchange -- a secure, cloud-based communications platform
linking patients, physicians, specialists, imaging facilities and
other test centers, hospitals and other healthcare facilities to
promote improved health and better outcomes. iHealth Exchange
provides such patient care coordination services as creation and
storage of electronic medical records, scheduling, referrals,
insurance pre-authorizations, patient safety reporting systems and
medical marketing. The company assists physicians in meeting federal
and state Electronic Medical Records (EMR) mandates involved with the
requirements for meaningful use and the HITECH Act stimulus funding.
With users in more than 100 countries, tibbr is the
platform that is revolutionizing the way we work,
collaborate, learn and share. tibbr connects people, applications and
data in context in an entirely personal way. tibbr brings together
what matters -- to individuals or groups -- to get work done better,
faster. It's an open, intensely flexible platform that can be
delivered on premise or in the cloud. Learn more at www.tibbr.com.
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of
infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of
cloud computing environments. Whether it's efficient claims or trade
processing, cross-selling products based on real-time customer
behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides
companies the two-second advantage(R) -- the ability to capture the
right information, at the right time, and act on it preemptively for
a competitive advantage. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on
TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, and applications
in real time. Learn more at www.tibco.com.
TIBCO, tibbr, two-second advantage, and TIBCO Software are trademarks
or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States
and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks
mentioned in this document are the property of their respective
owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only. For more
information, contact www.tibbr.com.
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