SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Health Gorilla Inc. announced today that the Health Gorilla Online Healthcare Marketplace is certified as a Silver Quality Solution by Quest Diagnostics under Quest's Health IT Quality Solutions™ Program (the "Program"). Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services.
As a certified Health IT Quality Solution, Health Gorilla's Online Healthcare Marketplace has been recognized by Quest Diagnostics as meeting or exceeding advanced industry standards for health IT quality and for providing a streamlined, interoperable solution that enables secure clinical laboratory ordering and results reporting through Quest Diagnostics connectivity solutions.
Quest Diagnostics created the Health IT Quality Solutions Program to collaborate with providers of electronic health record (EHR) and other clinical technologies to achieve optimized levels of clinical and operational quality for the benefit of physician practices, hospitals and integrated delivery networks. The Program is designed to maximize data quality, and data and business process interoperability between Quest Diagnostics and select technology solutions that meet Quest's high standards.
"We believe that this certification validates that we are a leading healthcare marketplace for ordering diagnostic tests and receiving results. Any doctor in the United States can use our system to enable electronic ordering and viewing of results with Quest Diagnostics," said Steve Yaskin, Chief Executive Officer, Health Gorilla. "Our vision has always been to provide this electronic interface at no charge for these doctors. This is in sharp contrast to the interface fees often charged to doctors by the electronic health records (EHR) industry. We believe that our Quality Solutions certification with Quest Diagnostics has helped us achieve this vision so that we can better service our doctors and their teams."
To be eligible for the Program, a technology solution must have an approved and commercially viable interface to Quest Diagnostics web services Data Exchange Service which processes both lab orders and results. The solution can then qualify for one of three certification tiers-Silver, Gold, or Platinum-by meeting an increasingly stringent and comprehensive set of criteria related to functional capabilities, implementation processes, and other mutually-beneficial business activity.
"Certified vendors have clearly demonstrated their commitment to helping healthcare providers use technology at the highest levels of quality and process excellence in order to meet a growing set of challenges relating to information technology, regulatory requirements, and industry demands," said Keith C. Drake, Ph.D., Quality Solutions Program Executive, Quest Diagnostics. "The focus of Health Gorilla on quality and lab interoperability validates their leadership in the marketplace."
For more information on Quest Diagnostics Health IT Quality Solutions Program, visit QuestDiagnostics.com/QualitySolutions
About Health Gorilla
Health Gorilla™ is the first online healthcare marketplace to connect all doctors and clinicians with over 9,000+ diagnostic labs and 35,000+ radiology centers. Doctors and their teams can instantly place orders, get results, and completely eliminate paper faxes. Uniquely, our HIPAA compliant and ONC modular certified MU2 solution is available immediately at absolutely no charge for doctors and clinicians.
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