| OneHealthPort Partners with 3DGrid Health
Care Solutions to Provide HIPAA Compliance Software and Training
SEATTLE, WA -- January 11, 2005 -- 3DGrid,
a Seattle-based software firm that provides comprehensive,
cost-effective solutions for the healthcare industry, has
entered into a partnership with OneHealthPort to provide discounted
HIPAA compliance products and services to its subscribers.
OneHealthPort, a secure online portal that supports the
exchange of business and clinical information within the health
care community, will offer its subscribers 3DGrid's software
and online training workshops and seminars through its web
site at www.onehealthport.com.
Subscribing healthcare professionals, who register for their
OneHealthPort digital ID at no cost, will be eligible for
deep discounts off of 3DGrid’s software and training.
"Because our subscribers are concerned about being
HIPAA compliant, giving them easy, affordable access to 3DGrid's
products and workshops is a valuable service that we are pleased
to provide," said Rick Rubin, president and chief executive
officer of OneHealthPort. To date, OneHealthPort has more
than 10,000 individual subscribers from 4,400 organizations.
3DGrid, which focuses on providing comprehensive solutions
for small and medium sized practices, is recognized for its
HIPAA Checkup suite of products and services, which are designed
to help healthcare practices reach HIPAA compliance quickly
"We are excited to be working with OneHealthPort,"
said Tobin Arthur, president of 3DGrid, "It gives us
an opportunity to reach a network of providers whose membership
in OneHealthPort already identifies them as practices interested
in finding efficient solutions."
As part of a special education outreach program, 3DGrid
is inviting OneHealthPort subscribers to a series of free
webcasts about HIPAA compliance at noon on both January 11
and January 18, 2005. Presented by Bob Crimmins, 3DGrid's
vice president of product development, the webcasts will feature
an overview of the new HIPAA Security Rule including how the
Security Rule differs from the Privacy Rule, how Security
Rule enforcement works, and what tasks are necessary for compliance.
OneHealthPort subscribers can register for the webcasts at
OneHealthPort subscribers can directly access 3DGrid by going
and clicking on the 3DGrid link from the home page.
OneHealthPort was created by a coalition of health plans,
physicians and hospitals that joined together to build a trusted
community in which business and clinical information could
be shared securely and simply. Their goal: to improve the
efficiency and effectiveness of all parties by applying collaborative
information technology solutions. The consortium of founders
includes The Everett Clinic, First Choice Health Network,
Group Health Cooperative, Premera Blue Cross, Regence BlueShield,
The Sisters of Providence and Swedish Hospital.
OneHealthPort offers healthcare professionals an easy and
secure way to access the provider sites of major local health
plans, hospitals and other valuable online services. Rather
than placing time-consuming phone calls or logging into several
different web sites, OneHealthPort users can gain access to
information from all participating organizations using one
common security solution. In addition, all parties enter into
a common contractual framework that addresses HIPAA requirements
and other information sharing issues. OneHealthPort also serves
as a single source of training and promotion to adopt and
encourage online usage.
About 3DGrid Healthcare Solutions
3DGrid Healthcare Solutions is a privately funded Seattle-based
healthcare software development firm that provides comprehensive,
user-friendly software for small and medium-sized healthcare
providers, as well as workshops, web-based training and professional
consulting services. Workshops and web-based training programs,
however, are also designed for trade associations as well
as large hospital organizations ant multi-practice clinics.
3DGrid's flagship line of software is the HIPAA Checkup
family of products—a comprehensive and cost-effective
way to achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance. Offering step-by-step
solutions to help providers navigate the compliance hurdles
of HIPAA, all 3DGrid products are backed-up with strong customer
support and robust guarantees. More information is available