Smartronix Subsidiary Cogon Systems Awarded Subcontract To Expand Pensacola Health Information Exchange


Reston, Virginia – 13 February 2013 -
Smartronix Subsidiary Cogon Systems Awarded Subcontract To Expand Pensacola Health Information Exchange

Smartronix subsidiary Cogon Systems (Cogon) has been awarded a subcontract by Strategic Health Intelligence, LLC (SHI) to extend access of the company’s Virtual Health Network (VHN) platform to Northwest Florida healthcare providers in rural and medically underserved communities. The initiative supports the expansion and utilization of the Florida Health Information Exchange (HIE), which was developed by Harris Corporation for the Florida Agency of Health Care Administration (AHCA). This announcement follows the award of a contract to SHI as the prime contractor to Harris Corporation. SHI is a subsidiary of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce and the governing entity of Pensacola’s Health Information Exchange (HIE). The goal of the initiative is to promote utilization of the Florida HIE by authorized healthcare providers for the purpose of improving the continuity of care in the State of Florida. The Pensacola HIE was the first exchange to join the Florida HIE.

Cogon Systems’ VHN functions as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and is deployed in a cloud infrastructure. The VHN's base functionality is as a gateway adapter that handles the inbound and outbound transformation of data in a variety of formats, including Health Level 7 (HL7) v2.x and HL7 v3. The VHN also securely stores and provides access to health information records and is connected to both the Florida HIE and the eHealth Exchange. The VHN currently stores health information on approximately 500,000 unique patients and exchanges in excess of 100,000 records per day.

Cogon is a Florida-based health information technology and consulting firm that facilitates healthcare connectedness. "We are excited to congratulate and support Cogon as it takes another positive step toward our shared goal of developing community-wide health information ecosystems that will value-enable health care and eventually assist in managing our Country’s increasing health care cost challenge," stated Smartronix’ CEO John Parris.