The new technology taps open standards to help customers streamline application integration and move from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement, McKesson executives said.

McKesson unveils FHIR-based interoperability platform named Intelligence Hub

By Bernie Monegain
09:01 AM
McKesson FHIR Intelligence Hub

McKesson Health Solutions raised the curtain Monday on Intelligence Hub, a new interoperability platform built employing HL7’s FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) open standards to enable customers to shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement.

Intelligence Hub is designed to connect MHS’s portfolio of automated reimbursement solutions and streamline payment by making interoperability easier for customers, partners and vendors.

To that end, Intelligence Hub provides consistent API management, identity and access management, and application service orchestration within a Platform as a Service, engineered around an Enterprise Service Bus, or ESB.

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That open framework fosters what the company described as near plug-and-play component and services integration between McKesson’s solutions and customers applications.

“Interoperability is about more than just moving data from one application to another,” McKesson Health Solutions CIO Mike Wood said in a statement. “It's about how applications cooperate and work together to solve problems as composite solutions.”

McKesson said Intelligence Hub will also be capable of providing real-time analytics to help IT teams know how their applications are working and using shared services to accomplish cost efficiency and performance. 

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