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August 2019

Post date: 2019-08-30T08:00:00-05:00

Little Rock, Arkansas – August 2019  

Being a primary care physician means knowing the most current information regarding your patients. SHARE daily reports is helping Gray Family Practice Clinic do that. The daily reports make available to their health care team the most recent critical events of their patients within the last 24 hours regardless of their insurance payers.

The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), aggregates health data from many major health systems across the state of Arkansas. By doing this the health information exchange (HIE) is designed to reduce instances of redundant care by ensuring providers have a complete, holistic view of patient care when making clinical decisions.

The 24-hour daily reports are a data service that make updates available to Gray Family Practice Clinic’s team when a patient is:

  • Admitted to an emergency department
  • Discharged from an emergency department
  • Transferred from outpatient to inpatient
  • Discharged from an inpatient encounter

Access to this timely information can be used to:

  • Improve care management and coordination for patients or members;
  • Prevent hospital readmissions;
  • Improve disease management and inform quality improvement;
  • Help health care providers pinpoint areas for improving outcomes and assist in containing costs.

The Gray Family Practice Clinic’s care team is also accessing SHARE’s virtual health record (VHR), that aggregates patients records outside of their system of NexGen electronic medical record (EMR) system enabling more accurate diagnoses, faster and more effective treatment, and better outcomes for the patient.

The clinic can now view the following historical patient data through SHARE’s VHR:

  • Admission, discharge and transfer reports
  • Allergies, problems, medications, demographic and insurance information
  • Laboratory results, radiology reports, image links
  • Discharge summaries, continuity of care documents (CCDs), progress notes and vitals

About Gray Family Practice Clinic:

Gray Family Practice Clinic, PLLC officially opened on June 28, 2012.  Dr. Adam C. Gray is the owner and Medical Director.  Fern Sherrell, a life-long resident of Izard County, is the Nurse Practitioner on staff.  They evaluate and treat a wide variety of age groups, from infants to the elderly.  They also provide services for yearly wellness exams, such as annual Medicare preventative visits, pap smears, breast exams, and prostate checks.  Their clinic was built with on-site digital x-ray equipment as well as a CLIA waived lab.  Simple tests can be run in the Clinic, while more complex tests must be sent to a reference lab. Walk-ins are gladly accepted, but appointments are preferred.


Here is a short list of medical conditions that are treated on a regular basis in the clinic:

  • Diabetes (type 1 and 2)
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid problems
  • Anti-coagulation medication oversight
  • Weight management
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Depression 

Get to know their practitioners:

Dr. Gray graduated from Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1994. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and graduated in 1999.  His residency was completed at AHEC in Jonesboro.  He then moved to Melbourne and practiced for 10 years in a rural clinic before opening his own practice.  Since his time in residency, Dr. Gray has practiced emergency medicine at several hospitals in and around Izard County.  He currently works in the Emergency Department at Fulton County Hospital.  Dr. Gray has also served as the Medical Director of Pioneer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Melbourne and Kidspiration in Mountain Home.
 

Fern Sherrell began her career in nursing as an RN in 1990.  She worked as an RN for several years before becoming an LPN instructor at Ozarka College.  She taught at Ozarka College for 6 years and then decided to return to school.   She graduated in 2004 from Arkansas State University with a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Fern has worked in the health care field for over 23 years and has a variety of experience in the clinical setting, including family practice, pediatrics, and urgent care.  
 

Other staff members include:
Michelle Gray, CFO
April Smith, Clinic Manager
NiKole Owens, LPN/Clinical Coordinator
Sherry Morrow, LPN/Long Term Care Coordinator
Dawn Smith, LPN
Kristy Smith, LPN
Susan Walker, LPN/RT/Lab Technician
Loretta Miller, Clinic Assistant 
Regina Love, Clinic Assistant

 

Learn more about them at: http://www.grayfamilypractice.com/Home_Page.html


Post date: 2019-08-29T09:16:21-05:00

 

Little Rock, Arkansas – August 2019          

SHARE is excited announces a new partnership with 1st Choice HealthCare sharing continuity of care documents (CCDs) with connection to the eCW Arkansas HUB. 1st Choice Healthcare is a large group of six federally qualified health centers (FQHC), throughout Northeast Arkansas. They are now connected with the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE). SHARE is the only statewide health information exchange (HIE) in Arkansas that facilitates the secure exchange of patient health information among hospitals, physicians, clinicians and other members of the medical community.

1st Choice Healthcare is committed to delivering high-quality care in a professional and caring environment to improve the health and well-being of their patients. By connecting with SHARE, 1st Choice Healthcare expects to further this commitment by exchanging information more efficiently with referring physicians and providing their doctors, nurses and health care teams with the patient information they need at the point of care.

1st Choice Healthcare’s six locations are now live with SHARE, which features a robust patient search functionality that lets providers quickly query and response data. Their providers can also access patient health data from hospitals, physician practices, state health systems and more. This includes records such as CCDs, medical history, previous diagnoses, lab tests, vitals, progress report notes, medications and allergies.

Through this integration with their eClinicalWorks (eCW) electronic medical record (EMR) system, 1st Choice Healthcare queries SHARE for any patient data outside of their local EMR environment using xds.b protocol. Additionally, SHARE provides access to 24-hour daily reports on all their patients, regardless of insurance provider, when they are admitted and discharged from any connected hospital’s emergency department and inpatient discharges in real-time.

This new partnership will enable 1st Choice Healthcare to safely exchange patient medical records with any organization on the SHARE system. This will help improve care coordination and lead to better health outcomes. “Together, we will have the opportunity to turn health data into actionable information for providers. We aim to improve care quality throughout Arkansas,” said Anne Santifer, SHARE Executive Director.

Health care organizations are often siloed and face challenges such as faxing medical records and viewing limited or incomplete patient records. SHARE’s technology eliminates those challenges by securely exchanging data between participants. SHARE allows providers to have instantaneously access to patient medical records.

About 1st Choice Healthcare:

At 1st Choice Healthcare, they embrace and practice patient-centered care and strive to provide all their patients with the best possible medical care. They encourage each patient to take an active role in their health care. They believe that in addition to helping patients when they are sick, that they should help guide them in making healthy choices for preventive care.

1st Choice Healthcare centers are:

  • Open to all residents, regardless of insurance status
  • Provide reduced cost care based on ability to pay
  • Tailor services to fit the special needs and priorities of local communities
  • Provide services based on the advice of local-residents, businesses, churches, and other organizations
  • Offer services that help patients access health care, case management, health education, nutritional counseling, and chronic disease management.

1st Choice Healthcare is a non-profit, Joint Commission accredited, Federally Qualified Health Center. They welcome all members of the community, especially those unable to afford care. They are founded and governed by the community they serve. At least 51% of their Board of Directors are consumers of their services. Their board is made up of community friends and neighbors as well as members from other community agencies. They work closely with government and health and human services agencies to bring patients complete, high quality, and affordable health care.

Learn more about 1st Choice Healthcare: https://1stchoice-ar.org/

1st Choice Healthcare Locations

Post date: 2019-08-26T08:00:00-05:00

Little Rock, Arkansas- August 2019 The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), Arkansas’ only health information exchange (HIE) is connected to Saline Memorial Health System Specialty Clinics. Saline Memorial Health System Specialty Clinics is a group of primary care, urgent care and multi-specialty care clinics. These clinics are located in the Central Arkansas area. Saline Memorial Health System Specialty Clinics is part of the continued connection of independent and hospital-based practices to connect to the SHARE network.

SHARE aggregates health data from many major health systems across the state of Arkansas. The HIE is designed to reduce instances of redundant care by ensuring providers have a complete, holistic view of patient care when making clinical decisions.

The Saline Memorial Health System Specialty Clinics locations are sharing data through an interface with their Athena electronic health record (EHR) system, that allows their referral providers to quickly access patient health data in a secure, efficient manner. This includes patient records such as diagnosis, medical history, discharge summaries, social determinants of health (SDOH), lab results, medications, immunizations, vitals and allergies.

The care coordinators at Saline Memorial Health System Specialty Clinics locations are accessing SHAREs’ Virtual Health Record that aggregates patients record outside of their system of EPIC enabling more accurate diagnoses, faster and more effective treatment, and better outcomes for the patient.  By having this connection, SHARE is assisting the clinics in meeting the Promoting Interoperability Program (formally Meaningful Use) requirements as well as Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

SHARE is connected to the following Saline Memorial Health System Specialty Clinics that include primary care, multi-specialty care and urgent care clinics throughout the Northcentral Arkansas. The following Saline Memorial Hospital and clinics are connected to SHARE sending Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) information, Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Progress Notes, Discharge Summaries, Vitals, Allergies, Diagnosis and Conditions of their patients in coordination of transitions of care.

The health IT solutions will enable providers to exchange sensitive and critical patient health information through the HIE for improved clinical efficiency and care quality. The EHR-integrated solution is part of the HIE’s efforts to ensure providers have access to relevant health information wherever they need it at the point of care.

About Saline Memorial Health System

Saline Memorial Health System is proud to serve Saline County and they are especially proud of their incredible team. You’ll find some of the best doctors, nurses and health care professionals in Arkansas. You’ll also find advanced services and strategic partnerships conveniently close to home.

Mission: Making their communities healthier

Vision: They want to create places where people choose to come for health care, physicians want to practice, and employees want to work.

For more information visit: http://www.salinememorial.org  

 

 

 

Post date: 2019-08-23T09:40:35-05:00

 

Little Rock, Arkansas – August 2019          SHARE, the state’s only statewide health information exchange (HIE), recently connected to Lawrence County Family Clinic in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), aggregates health data from many major health systems across the state of Arkansas. By doing this the HIE is designed to reduce instances of redundant care by ensuring providers have a complete, holistic view of patient care when making clinical decisions.

Through this interface connection with Athena electronic medical record (EMR) system, Lawrence County Family Clinic is now able to utilize the HIE infrastructure to securely transfer patient lab test results, diagnosis, allergies, conditions, medications, immunizations, progress notes to its network of healthcare providers. 

Electronic access to a patient’s results gives physicians, nurses and other health care providers in the patients’ chain of health care providers the results of lab tests, patient records such as diagnosis, medical history, discharge summaries, social determinants of health (SDOH), lab results, medications, immunizations, vitals and allergies faster to make better clinical decisions. Continued connections like this continues to aid in better diagnoses, reduces delays in treatment and eliminates redundant testing when a patient is referred to another health care provider.

Additionally, SHARE provides access to 24-hour daily reports delivered through SHARE’s Direct-Trust Secure Messaging, notifying Lawrence County Family Clinic’s care team when their Arkansas Medicaid patients are admitted and discharged from the emergency department and inpatient discharges in real time to assist in meeting their 72-hour follow-up metric. The clinics’ care team at Lawrence County Family Clinic is also accessing SHAREs’ Virtual Health Record (VHR), that aggregates patients record outside of their system of Athena EMR system enabling more accurate diagnoses, faster and more effective treatment, and better outcomes for the patient.

The clinic can now view the following historical patient data as well through SHARE’s VHR:

  • Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) reports
  • Allergies, Problems, Medications
  • Demographic and Insurance information
  • Laboratory results
  • Radiology reports, image links
  • Discharge Summaries
  • Continuity of Care Documents
  • Progress Notes and Vitals

This type of continued collaboration and innovations is what SHARE is working on by connecting family medicine practices, such as Lawrence County Family Clinic to the statewide HIE,” said HIT Policy Integrator Justin Villines.  “The healthcare ecosystem continues to need these types of interactions that can lead to some really innovative partnerships that help increase how we can better deliver health care to Arkansas patients.”

About Lawrence County Family Clinic:

The Lawrence County Family Clinic has been in operation in its present location since 1976.  The clinic offers a wide range of services for preventative care and health maintenance as well as for diagnosing and managing new medical problems.  They have a full-service lab and radiology in-house, as well as spirometry.  Their physicians are all trained to take care of patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.  Minor surgical procedures such as lesion removal and laceration repair can also be performed at their clinic.

Learn more about them at: http://lawrencedocs.com/

Post date: 2019-08-22T11:13:15-05:00

 

August 2019 --Little Rock, Arkansas        

The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is excited to announce that Autism in Motion Clinics is now using SHARE, one of the country’s largest and most robust health information exchanges (HIE). Autism in Motion Clinic’s care teams are now accessing clinical information across participating entities for patients who have authorized sharing their medical information. This allows them to have accurate supplies, equipment and products for their patients that range from children to young adults.

Accessing patient information through this secure exchange allows Autism in Motion Clinics significant access to better coordination with hospitals, family doctors and pediatricians across the state to see a more robust picture of their patients’ medical histories, producing efficient and safe continuity of care. They now have the ability to access the Virtual Health Record (VHR), which displays information as a traditional clinical chart, with tabs to separate patient information into groups for easy chart review. The VHR retrieves and shows all available data for a selected patient gathered from all participants within SHARE to enable a single, consolidated view of a patient’s health history.

Autism in Motion Clinics can now view the following patient data through SHARE’s VHR:

  • Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) reports
  • Allergies, Problems, Medications
  • Demographic and Insurance information
  • Laboratory results
  • Radiology reports, image links
  • Discharge Summaries
  • Continuity of Care Documents
  • Progress Notes
  • Immunizations
  • Vitals

In Arkansas, where many large and small health systems use different electronic health record (EHR) systems, this is a particularly important milestone because the single interface to SHARE enables Autism in Motion Clinics to better coordinate with providers and patients in Arkansas.

Using the VHR option, Autism in Motion Clinics have an up-to-the-minute view of a patient’s health history at the point of care. This puts the power of information and collaboration in the hands of the health care team—enabling more accurate, faster and more effective treatment, and better outcomes for the patient.

About Autism in Motion Clinics:

Autism in Motion Clinics practices therapy that is always one-on-one. Their patients range from toddlers to young adults. They also spend between 15-30 hours per week with each patient. Their mission is to ensure every child with autism has the opportunity to live a happy, fulfilling life. They believe intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy will give them that chance. ABA immerses children in a caring, positive environment, where they work one-on-one with a therapist on a treatment schedule specially tailored for them. They've brought ABA therapy to places it's never been available and transformed the story of autism for the kids and families they serve. They promote the statement that autism defines a disorder, not a person.

Autism in Motion Clinics was born out of a need for better autism care for children in Arkansas. They strive to provide the highest quality service and are constantly looking to bring life-changing therapy to more people in more places.

Bryant, Arkansas

Their Bryant clinic offers state-of-the-art facilities for children to have one-on-one time with therapists. They offer a spacious and accommodating waiting area for parents.

22461 I-30 Frontage Road, Suite 1100B
Bryant, AR 72022

501-574-3053

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Their Fayetteville Clinic was designed with kids, teens and parents in mind. They offer children a place to play and learn with state-of-the-art facilities, so they get the most out of their one-on-one time with therapists. Adults can relax or get some work done in their waiting room while kids can play or read.

2846 Garland Avenue,
Fayetteville, AR 72704
479-439-6906

 

Little Rock, Arkansas

They want their space to be as comfortable for parents as it is for children. Little Rock features kid-friendly therapy areas designed to keep children engaged and foster learning and interaction, and their spacious waiting area helps parents pass the time.

1210 Aldersgate Road,
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-574-3053

 

 

Norman, Oklahoma

They know parents need a space to relax or get some work done while their child is receiving care. At their Norman clinic, they have designed their waiting room with parents in mind, while children will have access to their state-of-the art amenities during their one-on-one sessions with therapists.

2240 36th Avenue NW, Suite 100,
Norman, OK 73072

405-253-0071

For more information visit: https://aimclinics.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post date: 2019-08-20T08:00:00-05:00

 

SHARE is working to facilitate Cabot Medical Care automated Immunization submissions to Arkansas WebIZ.

Little Rock, Arkansas ---August 2019   Beginning in fall of 2018, SHARE and Cabot Medical Care has worked together to bring a new feature to their clinic. They will soon be able to automatically submit immunization records to the Arkansas Immunization Information System (WEBIZ) through SHARE, Arkansas’ only statewide health information exchange (HIE).

SHARE has been connected to WEBIZ for the last few years, bringing immunization information to providers treating patients in 75 counties of Arkansas that make up our service area. WEBIZ was built to house complete, accurate, secure, real-time immunization records for the state, providers can access these records when treating their patients to have a comprehensive understanding of their health needs through SHARE. It was the natural connection to assist Cabot Medical Care, who is already contributing data to the HIE, to connect to WEBIZ through SHARE.

By implementing this direct connection, SHARE and Cabot Medical Care is eliminating the need for manual and duplicate entry, saving their providers and nurses time by automating a previously tedious task. Cabot Medical Care is part of one of central Arkansas’ largest family practice group, and through this advancement, their providers, their staff and their patients will reap the benefits.

Electronic access to a patient’s results gives physicians and other health care providers in the patients’ chain of health care providers the results they need. With the connection to their eMDs electronic medical record (EMR), Cabot Medical Care is contributing diagnosis, medications, procedures, vitals, demographics and immunizations of their patients to the HIE for their referral partners to access.

SHARE is also routing the Cabot Medical Care provider’s the results of their patients’ lab results, diagnosis, discharge summaries, medications from other facilities that are on a different EMR system into the patient’s chart in their eMDs system. This is also critical in their walk-in sick clinics that is open late and on Saturdays. This aids in making proper diagnoses, reduces delays in treatment, and eliminates redundant testing if a patient has been referred to another healthcare provider. Additionally, SHARE provides access to 24-hour daily reports notifying the primary care clinic providers and care coordinators when their Arkansas Medicaid patients are admitted and discharged from the emergency department and inpatient discharges in real time.

Not all technology improves patient care–that’s why SHARE focuses on providing only the data Cabot Medical Care needs and the right tools to integrate with your workflow and systems, meaning they save time and can focus on what matters most…the patient!

About Cabot Medical Care:  http://www.cabotmed.com/

 

Post date: 2019-08-14T09:02:12-05:00

 

Being connected to SHARE allows Baptist Health Physician Partners to:

  • Access patient information through this secure exchange allowing Baptist Health Physicians Partners to see a more robust picture of the medical histories from over 45 different electronic medical record (EMR Systems), engendering efficient and safe continuity of care
  • Access to 24-hour daily reports when patients that have been admitted/discharged from the Emergency Room and Inpatient Discharges
  • Access SHARE’s robust Provider and Hospital Directory that spans across the United States

 

August 2019 --Little Rock, Arkansas.  State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) announces that Baptist Health Physician Partners (BHPP), a clinically integrated network, is now using SHARE, one of the country’s largest and most robust health information exchanges.

A clinical integrated network (CIN) is defined as a collection of health providers, such as physicians, hospitals, and post-acute specialists that join to improve care and reduce costs. As a clinically integrated network, Baptist Health Physician Partners is working with patients, providers and hospitals across the state to improve the health of Arkansans. BHPP is supporting high quality, cost-effective and coordinated care delivered close to home. 

Baptist Health Physician Partners is a physician-driven, physician-led, and physician-managed care delivery strategy that is using SHARE to assist in achieving quality benchmarks such as 30-Day Readmissions, unnecessary use of the emergency room and potentially avoidable inpatient admissions. Through this partnership with SHARE, BHPP receives real-time reports when their patient population is admitted and discharged from the emergency room and inpatient discharged, potentially when their primary care provider’s clinic is open, from a cohort of hospitals that are using different EMR systems.  These daily reports assist in improving transitions of care as well as the quality of care to potential high-risk populations.

Also, through SHARE’s robust provider directory, BHPP has access to secure messaging that allows them to share clinical information— such as clinical care summaries, continuity of care documents (CCDs), referrals, transitions of care documents, immunization records, lab results and images—through secure, encrypted email exchange with other providers and care teams. Most importantly, other providers can send BHPP clinical information instantly.

SHARE continues to be in an intense period of onboarding hospitals, primary care, dentists, pharmacies, behavioral health, long-term care and specialty-care clinics that assist with true interoperability in Arkansas and the nation.

About Baptist Health Physicians Partners

During 2011-2012, Baptist Health worked with a group of 27 Arkansas physicians from across the health system to create a physician led and managed subsidiary, Baptist Health Physician Partners. BHPP is a clinical integration program based on the promise that by working differently with physicians, they can improve clinical outcomes and become more efficient in the ways they deliver care. This idea of physician partnerships was revolutionary in the state of Arkansas.

From 2012 to October of 2016, Baptist Health Physician Partners has grown to 1,000 providers and counting. BHPP has expanded far outside of the system and across the entire state. These 1,000 physicians are working toward one common goal: to improve the quality and lower the cost of healthcare for all Arkansans.

Baptist Health Physician Partners is a physician-driven, physician-led, and physician-managed care delivery strategy. Through partnership with BHPP, physicians have the opportunity to contract collectively with fee-for-service payers and employers for financial incentives based on achievement of quality benchmarks. This quality data is provided by the BHPP IT system: Crimson Analytics.

Crimson Analytics has over 400,000 users and 1,200 hospitals in the United States. This incredible program is of no cost to the physician partners and provides web-based access to quality data. Crimson Analytics provides a continuum of care across all levels of patient care providing quality and efficiency reporting. Crimson Analytics also provides a population risk management tool designed to look in depth at better care for specific patient populations – such as the Baptist Health employee plan.

Everyone in Arkansas can benefit from Baptist Health Physician Partners

Patients

Patients receive consistent, well-rounded, and high-quality care delivered from a trusted source through better and more efficient communication among physicians. 

Physicians

Physicians will be a part of a supportive network of peers and are given the ability to engage in joint contracting with fee-for-service payers for financial incentives based on achievements of quality measures. Physicians have personal access to quality, business intelligence information technology which contains data across the full continuum of care, thus, allowing an opportunity to provide the best possible care to their patients. 

Hospitals

BHPP’s Clinical Integration program will give hospitals the ability to;

  • Demonstrate their quality to current and future patients
  • Enlist physician support for hospital initiatives
  • Reduce costs
  • Avoid readmission and other clinical quality related regulatory penalties
  • Improve performance on hospital pay-for-performance measures.

Learn More about BHPP: https://www.bhpp.net

Post date: 2019-08-09T08:00:00-05:00

SHARE gathers patients’ clinical data from all participating health care providers to instantly give providers a holistic view of their patients’ health history, treatment and progress.  SHARE allows care teams to coordinate patient care with other providers and provides critical information about patients to the entire care coordination team across all stages of care.

Meaningful Use and the shift to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Since the introduction of MACRA, meaningful use was transitioned into becoming one of four components of MIPS.

MIPS harmonizes existing Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality programs (including meaningful use), the Physician Quality Reporting System, and Value-Based Payment Modifiers. MIPS consolidates multiple, quality programs into a single program to improve quality care.

To increase Promoting Interoperability Performance category score (Formerly the Advancing Care Information Performance Category, ACI):

Join SHARE and send data to the Arkansas immunization registry, which can help health care facilities earn the full 10% for this performance measure. The immunization registry reporting measure is the only yes/no performance score measure. 

Measure description: 

The MIPS-eligible clinician is in active engagement with a public health agency to submit immunization data and receive immunization forecasts and histories from the public health immunization registry/immunization information system (IIS).

To increase Improvement Activities category score:

Send care summaries, or continuity of care documents (CCDs), into the SHARE health information exchange, which counts as medium weight activity for the Improvement Activities category (small practices need 2 medium-weighted activities or 1 high-weighted activity). Providers can also sign up for Direct Messaging from SHARE to send care summaries as part of referrals to other direct-enabled providers. 

Measure description: The MIPS-eligible clinician that transitions or refers their patient to another setting of care or health care clinician (1) uses Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) to create a summary of care record; and (2) electronically transmits the summary to a receiving health care clinician for at least one transition of care or referral.

To increase providers' Cost category score:

Join SHARE and receive clinical results on your patients to improve your overall costs and utilization by educating patients on hospital utilization. (The cost category will measure the Medicare Part A and Part B costs of care related to inpatient hospital visits.) Next year, the weight of the cost category will account for 10% of overall MIPS score, so getting started now will be important to prepare for this shift. 

Post date: 2019-08-08T15:25:35-05:00

August 2019 --Little Rock, Arkansas        

The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) announce that general surgeon, Dr. Jay Jeffrey MD’s is now using SHARE, one of the country’s largest and most robust health information exchanges (HIE). Dr. Jay Jeffrey MD and his care team now access clinical information across participating entities for patients who have authorized sharing their medical information. This allows them to have accurate patient results from local hospitals that are on different electronic medical record (EMR) systems.

In Arkansas, where many large and small health systems use disparate EMR systems, this is a particularly important milestone because the single interface to SHARE enables surgeon Dr. Jay Jeffrey MD to access laboratory results, radiology reports, progress notes, discharge summaries from outside hospitals using his Sevocity EMR System. Dr. Jay Jeffrey MD and his care team can now view the following patient data through SHARE Interface:

  • Admission, Discharge and Transfer Data
  • Allergies, Problems, Medications
  • Demographic and Insurance Information
  • Laboratory Results
  • Radiology Reports
  • Discharge Summaries
  • Continuity of Care Documents
  • Progress Notes

About Surgeon Dr. Jay R. Jeffrey, MD, FACS:

Dr. Jay Jeffrey is a general surgeon in Batesville, Arkansas and is affiliated with White River Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Louisville School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. His new office is conveniently located on the White River Medical Center campus right behind the hospital at 253 Virginia Drive Batesville, Arkansas. His goal is to provide personalized care to every patient.

Post date: 2019-08-07T08:00:00-05:00

Little Rock, Arkansas – August 2019 The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), Arkansas’ only statewide health information exchange (HIE) is connected to King Medical Clinic in Ashdown, Arkansas.

Through this interface connection with SHARE, King Medical Clinic is now able to utilize this technological infrastructure to securely transfer patient lab tests, diagnosis, medical history, discharge summaries, social determinants of health (SDOH), lab results, medications, immunizations, vitals and allergies to its network of healthcare providers. This aids in making proper diagnoses, reduces delays in treatment and eliminates redundant testing if a patient is referred to another health care provider.

SHARE is also routing the King Medical Clinic the results of their patients’ lab results, diagnosis, discharge summaries, medications from other facilities, such as Arkansas Children’s Hospital, UAMS, Howard Memorial Hospital, CHI St. Vincent, Arkansas Urology that are on a different electronic medical record (EMR) system into the patient’s chart in their eMDs system.

SHARE aggregates health data from many major health systems and provider practices across the state of Arkansas. The HIE is designed to reduce instances of redundant care by ensuring providers have a complete, holistic view of patient care when making clinical decisions.

King Medical Clinic is also now able to automatically submit immunization records to the Arkansas Immunization Information System (WEBIZ) through SHARE. By having this connection, duplicate entry of immunizations is eliminated, allowing for the care team to focus on the patient.  The care coordinators at King Medical Clinic are accessing SHAREs’ Virtual Health Record (VHR) as well. The SHARE VHR aggregates patients records outside of their eMDs EMR system enabling more accurate diagnoses, faster and more effective treatment, and better outcomes for the patient.

Additionally, SHARE provides access to 24-hour daily reports notifying the primary care clinic providers and care coordinators when their Arkansas Medicaid patients are admitted and discharged from the emergency department and inpatient discharges in real time to assist in meeting the 72-hour follow-up metric.

About King Medical Clinic:

The goal of the King Medical Clinic is to promote the health of their patients by providing innovative, high-quality, comprehensive, personalized health care. They strive to create a comfortable, compassionate atmosphere that allows patients to feel empowered to address their medical needs and concerns.

Services:

  • Well Childs In-House Immunizations
  • (typical schedule below)
  • 2 days
  • 2 weeks
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • Annually

Adult Wellness and Lab Work

  • Male
  • Female (pap smears as well)

Other Visit Types

  • Sick Visits
  • Acute Visits
  • Drug Testing
  • Lab
  • X-ray
  • Physicals/Sports Physicals

For more information visit: http://www.kingmd.org/