Tri cities business journal august 2015

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CUP OF KINDNESS AWARDS The Innovation Award OnePartner Health Information Exchange The Innovation Award goes to an individual or organization whose inventive thinking has furthered the provision of health care. The 2015 Innovation Award goes to the OnePartner Health Information Exchange. The exchange is designed to take disparate electronic information systems and make them work seamlessly together, so that, for instance, a doctor at a hospital emergency department can read the history of a patient from his or her GP, specialist, and other hospitals. In the last year, OnePartner brought both Mountain States and Wellmont on board, taking to the next level the system that has already helped numerous doctors groups share key information throughout the region. Today, OnePartner is inclusive of more than 1,200 physicians in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, serving as the universal translator for what had been the medical equivalent of the tower of Babel.

Wesley Combs

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