PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 29, 2013) - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced that iHealth Exchange, a social health information exchange company in Houston, selected tibbr® 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 healthcare 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 patients receive."
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 and outcomes.
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 social enterprise 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® -- 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.
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