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Periodically, we turn over control of the CenturyLink Cloud blog to members of our certified technology Ecosystem to share how they leverage our platform to enable customer success. This week’s guest author from the Cloud Marketplace Provider Program is Chad Zerangue, CEO, at Simplicity Health Systems.

Health information is becoming increasingly difficult to manage as clinical and financial requirements and regulations become more stringent and partnering relationships become increasingly complex. This is especially the case when it comes to sharing information with ancillary services like pharmacies, radiology departments, medical laboratories, third-party providers, and specialist providers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has a growing HIPAA Audit Program. HIPAA-covered entities will be required to make sure their systems are compliant with the HIPAA Privacy Act or face heavy fines, jail time, or both. Many small and medium sized healthcare businesses can’t afford multi-million dollar health information systems that larger hospitals and other large health entities can. In turn, they resort to non-compliant tools such as email, fax machines, eFax, RingCentral, Box, and DropBox. Simplicity Health Systems is disrupting that paradigm with a system that allows healthcare businesses to easily share information with their partners, manage work flows, and simplify overall complexity. This vendor neutral healthcare information exchange comes at an affordable monthly fee. The Simplicity Health Systems docflock service has been integrated with CenturyLink Cloud® platform to help medical clinics, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, and any other ancillary service providers share health information safely and securely.

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Connect to any Health Information System and Share Data Seamlessly

The flagship product of Simplicity Health Systems is docflock, which is a vendor independent, HIPAA-compliant service that connects electronic health records systems (EHRs), healthcare applications, laboratories, hospitals, and any other information system, so that data flows in a seamless, streamlined way between the systems.

docflock is a service that allows you to connect your health information system to a common network and share data with any other health information systems connected to that network. docflock offers the unique advantage of being able to control with whom you share data and how that data is shared. The ability to set rules allows users to automate several processes that they conduct repeatedly throughout the day. This automation saves significant time and money, while eliminating much of their manual data entry workload.

docflock is HIPAA-compliant and the docflock network is Meaningful Use Phase 2 Accredited by the Electronic Health Network Accreditation Commission as a Health Information Service Provider. This means that you can be assured that the information flowing across the docflock network is safe, secure, and HIPAA-compliant.

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Solutions Overview

docflock delivers the same comprehensive suite of consolidated, integrated technologies as industry-leading Health Information Systems, but also offers connectivity across platforms. docflock is not an Electronic Medical Record(EMR), but it makes EMRs better. By making one single connection to the docflock network, users can participate in inter or intra- organizational workflows, collecting quality based care metrics throughout the continuum of care.

Key Features Include:

  • Vendor Neutrality
  • Rules-Based Data Exchange
  • Simplified Workflows
  • Enterprise Search
  • Support of virtually any file or data type (HL7, FHIR Messages, SFTP, Faxes, Emails, Documents and PDFs, etc.)
  • Real-Time Workflow Status Reporting

docflock on CenturyLink Cloud

Our relationship with the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace allows medical facilities and their partners to share data securely and simply in the cloud. docflock on the CenturyLink Cloud can be easily deployed to your CenturyLink Cloud account. After deployment, users can quickly start workloads in the cloud.

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