Pub Hub Provider Portal has been launched by IBI (Iron Bridge) for bidirectional public health and Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements. Pub Hub is the first public health clearinghouse of the industry. Bidirectional capabilities have been added by Pub Hub Provider Portal that enable healthcare providers, hospitals, and Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors to conveniently query public health registries, as well as submit public health information to state registries.
A simple way has been given by Pub Hub Provider Portal to query for patient immunization records with state public health registries and assists hospitals and providers meet their Meaningful Use Stage 3 attestation requirements.
The Population and Public Health requirements in Meaningful Use Stage 3 mandate that healthcare agencies not just submit information to public health registries, but also query for sufferer history and forecast. This public health data transmission and query problem is being solved by Pub Hub by having prebuilt connections to all state public health registries through a simple and intuitive Provider portal, as well as a simple Application Programming Interface (API).
IBI Chief Technology Officer, Sloan Bowman claimed, “The Pub Hub Provider Portal isn’t only for health care providers, it also benefits EHR vendors by giving a robust API that can be embedded into Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems”.
Flexible platform of Pub Hub as a service eliminates the requirement to invest in costly hardware and software licenses. Unlike other vendors who might charge for each individual connection, IBI clients pay a monthly subscription fee for the complete solution.
“There is remarkable opportunity to partner with additional EHR vendors looking to give a Meaningful Use Stage 3 certified public health platform for their customers. Pub Hub gives a simplified procedure for hospitals, providers and health systems who require an easy way to submit and query this data,” stated Darrell Crabtree, IBI Director of Public Health Solutions.