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Net Health Partners with Iron Bridge Integration to Speed Immunization Reporting to State Heath Agencies

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Net Health, the leader in software solutions for specialized outpatient care, is partnering with Iron Bridge Integration to support clients' efforts in achieving Meaningful Use requirements related to electronically transmitting immunization records to state agencies.

CMS Meaningful Use guidelines outline five process tiers that Eligible Professionals must meet, over the course of Stage 1 and 2 attestations, to effectively transmit immunization records to state agencies. Required processes range from registering with the agency's portal to submitting data electronically and participating in periodic quality assurance activities.

This functionality will serve Net Health's WoundExpert and Agility Software clients participating in Stage 1 or Stage 2 Meaningful Use attestation in 2014.

Net Health Chief Technology Officer, Christopher F. Hayes, shares, "Interoperability is the spirit of Meaningful Use. It's imperative that Net Health drive compliance through our clients' clinical documentation and workflow. This immunization transmittal feature is something that they've been asking for and is especially compelling on the urgent care and occupational medicine side of the business. It made sense to partner and fast track this feature for our users. Given our large, national client base, Iron Bridge's Pub Hub clearinghouse solution accomplishes this expeditiously and frees us to leverage our engineers to continue product feature development."

Iron Bridge Integration is a full public health clearinghouse. They launched their Pub Hub solution when they saw a need arise around Meaningful Use requirements. Though there is limited competition in the space, they are known for providing the most automated experience—focused on making the functionality streamlined and simple for technology vendor clients.

Brian J. Brandebura, Iron Bridge Integration COO and co-founder, says, "We're excited to be involved with Net Health, and thrilled they chose us. We have the most experience in this space and are very good at what we do. Meaningful Use requires Net Health's ambulatory EHR clients prove their ability to submit data to state health agencies and we get that done. Also, it's nice to work with a fellow Pittsburgh technology company. What we each do is so specialized that this is an unusual happenstance."

About Net Health

Net Health is the leader in software solutions for specialized outpatient care. Known for being Experts in The Art of the Right Fit™, our fully interoperable EHR solutions serve five medical specialty markets. Offering clients an end-to-end solution that includes practice management tools, clinical workflow documentation, revenue cycle management, and analytics, Net Health serves healthcare professionals in 3,000 urgent care, wound care, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, occupational medicine, employee health, and workplace medicine facilities. Net Health is committed to strengthening patient care, outcomes, and facility performance. Learn more at www.nhsinc.com. Net Health is a Spectrum Equity portfolio company.

About Iron Bridge Integration

Iron Bridge Integration (IBI) is a cloud-based healthcare interoperability platform as a service company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. IBI's cloud-based solutions simplify the complex exchange of data between EHR software providers and a variety of entities including public health agencies, healthcare payers and providers. For more information please visit www.ironbridgeintegration.com.

CONTACT: Renee Vandall Dir. Marketing, Net Health 800.411.6281 x24

Source:Net Health