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The Bronx RHIO Selects DataMotion to Provide Direct Secure Messaging Services.

Bronx-based Healthcare Organizations Are Enabled to Securely Exchange Protected Health Information, Comply with Federal Government Directives and Deliver Improved Patient Outcomes

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DataMotion(TM) C an experienced health information service provider (HISP) with the industry's leading record of customer deployments and Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) attestations C today announced an agreement with The Bronx Regional Health Information Organization (Bronx RHIO, based in New York City) to provide Direct messaging capabilities to its affiliated healthcare organizations. SBH Health System and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) are among the first to take advantage of the new service.

DataMotion Direct enables healthcare providers and organizations to exchange health information securely while remaining in full compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The secure messaging service complies with the federal government's Direct Project, which aims to improve patient outcomes through better care coordination, as well as the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) requirements for Direct.

The Bronx RHIO will use DataMotion's Direct Secure Messaging to further advance its mission to provide a secure, interoperable health information exchange, allowing patients' medical records to follow them wherever they go for health services in the Bronx. Through the Bronx RHIO's services, clinicians can access vital health information whenever and wherever it is needed, enabling significant improvements in patient safety, health outcomes and practice efficiencies.

"For organizations to be able to deliver the highest levels of patient care and treatment, they must be able to easily exchange patients' medical information in a manner that is completely secure and HIPAA compliant," said Charles Scaglione, executive director at the Bronx RHIO.

VNSNY needed a HISP in order to securely receive standardized patient health records from referring hospitals, known as transition of care (TOC) documents. VNSNY turned to the Bronx RHIO because of DataMotion Direct's deployment speed and flexibility. The Bronx RHIO was able to have VNSNY successfully receiving TOC documents from St. Barnabas Hospital in less than one week. Located in the Bronx, St. Barnabas Hospital is the flagship of the SBH Health System. Using the DataMotion Direct Community Web Portal deployed by the Bronx RHIO, VNSNY received the TOC documents from St. Barnabas without using additional electronic health record (EHR) software. This also allowed SBH Health System to enhance their care coordination activities in the community and fulfill MU2 requirements.

"VNSNY is committed to delivering the highest level of patient care across a wide spectrum of diverse health needs affecting many vulnerable populations," said Hugh Hale, chief information officer, Visiting Nurse Service of New York. "It is essential that our clinicians are able to easily exchange patients' medical information in a manner that is completely secure and HIPAA compliant. DataMotion is the leader in the field, and in conjunction with the Bronx RHIO, their rapid implementation capability met our extremely tight time-to-market requirements."

"It's gratifying to work with the Bronx RHIO and to help make a difference for healthcare providers and patients in the Bronx," said Bob Janacek, chief technology officer at DataMotion. "Providers benefit from a quick, easy way to securely exchange medical information, while patients enjoy improved care and better health outcomes. We look forward to working in partnership with the Bronx RHIO to solve the diverse interoperability needs of their many constituents."

For more information about DataMotion Direct visit www.datamotionhealth.com

About The Bronx RHIO The Bronx Regional Health Information Organization, Bronx RHIO, is a clinical information exchange established by many of the Bronx's leading healthcare organizations. Participants in the collaborative include hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care centers, individual physician offices, long-term care, home care, and community organizations. These organizations utilize the Bronx RHIO to securely access information which leads to improvements in treatment, outcomes, and costs. The Bronx RHIO is part of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY). In addition to offering Direct messaging, the Bronx RHIO established the Bronx Regional Informatics Center, a clinical analytics and workforce development capability enabling quality improvement through data-driven interventions. For more information about the Bronx RHIO, please visit www.bronxrhio.org.

About The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Founded in 1893, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United States, serving the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties, as well as parts of upstate New York. VNSNY focuses on promoting the health and well-being of patients and families by providing high-quality, cost-effective health care to vulnerable individuals in their homes and communities. On any given day, VNSNY has approximately 65,000 patients and health plan members under our direct and coordinated care. In 2013, VNSNY clinicians made nearly 2.3 million home- and community professional visits, serving approximately 163,500 New Yorkers.

About DataMotion DataMotion enables organizations to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of delivering electronic information to employees, customers and partners in a secure and compliant way. The company's easy-to-use solutions for Direct Secure Messaging, secure email, file transfer, forms processing and customer contact leverage the DataMotion Platform for unified data delivery. As a health information service provider (HISP), the DataMotion Direct Secure Messaging service allows healthcare organizations to meet emerging Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) requirements. Millions of users worldwide rely on DataMotion to transparently improve business processes and reduce costs, while mitigating security and compliance risk. DataMotion is privately held and based in Florham Park, N.J. For the latest news and updates on DataMotion, visit www.datamotion.com, like DataMotion on Facebook or follow DataMotion on Twitter @datamotion.

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