Stella has years of extensive experience building and deploying Health Information Exchange (HIE) platforms, and offer end-to-end consulting services to clients.
Founded and headquartered in Silicon Valley since 2012, Stella is comprised of a team of seasoned professionals who have designed, built, procured, implemented and run over 60 of America’s leading statewide, regional and private HIE initiatives for the past 22 years. The core Stella team comes from Axolotl, another San Francisco Bay Area company credited with pioneering the HIE space, including the foundational architectures, concepts and technologies that have become industry standard today.
Stella has built and implemented 60+ Health Information Exchanges (HIE) globally, and brings years of interoperability and systems integration experience as a result. Today, Stella offers end-to-end consulting services to clients focused on four main areas:
Strategy and Planning
Technology Evaluation and Procurement
Onboarding and Implementation
Our team has worked with a dozen states to design their interoperability standards and platforms, as well as implement centralized or federated HIEs that connect the entire state.
Our proven experience allows us to provide unique perspectives on best practices, lessons learned and a practical understanding of real-world barriers and concerns participating stakeholders often have.
The Stella team has conducted extensive work with federal agencies such as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and its various initiatives, including the Standards & Interoperability Framework focusing on standards for Provider Directory and patient records query; the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) for interoperability standards; and the Direct Project where Stella contributed in defining the specifications.
The Stella team also participates in HL7 and IHE Connectathons where healthcare industry solution providers test their systems’ interoperability capabilities and compliance with established exchange standards such as IHE profiles or FHIR.
Stella’s work with the State of New York in implementing the Statewide Health Information Network of NY (SHIN-NY), or the development of the Interoperability Testing Tool (ITT) which is used by the ConCert by HIMSS vendor certification program, are some examples of the company’s expertise not only in healthcare interoperability standards, but also in developing enterprise technologies to solve complex clinical data integration challenges.
Stella Technology maintains a significant knowledge base in interoperability standards, including: