HIE-Bridge, a Minnesota state-certified health information organization that operates a patient records locator system throughout Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, is using software from ApeniMED to automate data exchange with the Social Security Administration.

The Minneapolis-based vendor's NHIN Platform enables the transmission of a Continuity of Care Document to the SSA when the agency requests information to verify disability claims. SSA requests more than 15 million records nationally each year and processes more than 3 million claims annually.

Most records are sent via the mail or fax, but SSA is working with several health information exchanges and other vendors to automate the process.

More information is available at apenimed.com and hiebridge.org.


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