Surescripts if you go back to 2010 has already been involved in this area to where they announced their own secure exchange for the sharing of medical records. Surescripts already had an investment in the company so perhaps with their secure exchange some of the technologies of Kryptiq may already be present?
SureScripts Announces New Secure Exchange Network for Sharing of Medical Records
Also going back SureScripts also had the ability to certify certain EHR modules for use but not an entire medical records system. You can read the backlinks below and see where some of the connectivity with SureScripts has been. The second CDC grant was to help hospitals connect to public reporting agencies and the project is a little over a year into the use and development. BD
ONC Gives SureScripts the Ability to Certify EHR Modules But Not Complete EHRS
CDC Awards Grant to Connect Hospital Labs to Exchange Test Results and Patient Information Using SureScripts Direct
Kryptiq is one of the “middleware” companies that helps integrate doctor’s offices with hospitals to communicate and share patient data. They provide a personal health record for the patient along with a portal to make it easy for patients to pay bills, that is if they have the money to pay.
Medical records software developer Kryptiq Corp. on Friday said it has been acquired by Surescripts LLC, the nation's largest health information network.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Luis Machuca, CEO of the Hillsboro-based company, said little will change other than Surecripts' ownership stake. The Arlington, Va.-based company had previously held 21 percent before taking full ownership after filing paperwork Friday morning.
Founded by Machuca, a former Intel Corp. executive, Kryptiq has been on a growth tear. Its sales last year jumped by 60 percent, with its workforce growing from 90 to 120. Though it doesn't release sales figures, Machuca in April said Kryptiq's revenue is now between $15 million and $30 million and could again grow by as much as 50 percent.
Kryptiq’s software is middleware that can be integrated within a clinic or hospital’s front-end system to allow physicians and other health care practitioners to securely communicate and share patient data with other physicians. Over the years, its services have expanded to enable online bill payments, a patient portal to access personal health records, and a system to allow health care organizations to automate regular patient messaging.
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