CORHIO Collaborates with Wolters Kluwer to Drive Smarter Data Analytics Insights

Date: September 25th, 2018Category: CORHIO e-NewsletterTopics: Laboratories, LOINC


The two healthcare leaders collaborated to further refine and normalize lab data in the CORHIO health information exchange to set the stage for population health and quality reporting offerings.

CORHIO and Wolters Kluwer recently announced that they partnered to deploy Health Language Interoperability and Data Normalization Solutions to enable meaningful insights into big data for more advanced analytics and reporting.

CORHIO is using Health Language solutions to normalize substantial amounts of disparate data to a single source of truth. For example, CORHIO was initially receiving more than 30 different representations of Hemoglobin A1C data from the 66 hospitals and 10 labs submitting patient information. Today, CORHIO is mapping roughly 80 percent of its general lab compendia to LOINC—the industry-accepted standard for information sharing—to provide clean data to power clinical dashboards, drive care and disease management programs and ultimately, reduce costs.

Enabling Population Health Management

Now that the lab mapping to LOINC is complete, this framework is in place for key insights to drive successful population health initiatives around high-profile disease states such as diabetes and congestive heart failure, as well as other high-value health indicators. “CORHIO has entered the second evolution of its interoperability journey as we advance our infrastructures to generate more meaningful, actionable information,” said Morgan Honea, CEO of CORHIO. “Our partnership with Wolters Kluwer enables us to cross the chasm from information to knowledge and create strong visualizations that deliver value for our members.” 

"HIEs are increasingly charged with helping members realize the promise of big data through smarter analytics that drive successful population health programs,” said Dan Buell, General Manager of Health Language at Wolters Kluwer Clinical Software Solutions. "We are excited to work with CORHIO to lay the foundation for the next-generation of HIE.”