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Kirkland Family Medical Center is now integrated with SHARE

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 08:00 -- Whitney Mayo

Little Rock, Arkansas – September 2019     The State Health Alliance for Health Exchange (SHARE), Arkansas’ only statewide health information exchange (HIE) is connected to Kirkland Family Medical Center, Dr. Allan Kirkland MD in Dardanelle, Arkansas.

Through this interface connection with Amazing Charts electronic medical record (EMR) system, Kirkland Family Medical Center is now able to utilize the HIE infrastructure to securely bring outside patient’s laboratory test results, diagnosis, allergies, conditions, medications, immunizations, progress notes into their local environment of Amazing Charts. 

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.

Electronic access to a patient’s results gives physicians, nurses and other providers in the patient’s 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.

SHARE provides access to 24-hour daily reports delivered through SHARE’s DirectTrust Secure Messaging service, which notifies Kirkland Family Medical Center care team when their 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 clinic’s care team at Kirkland Family Medical Center is also accessing SHARE’s Virtual Health Record, that aggregates patients records outside of their system of Amazing Charts EMR system enabling more accurate diagnoses, faster and more effective treatment, and better outcomes for the patient.

“Together, we will have the opportunity to turn health data into actionable information for providers. We aim to improve care quality in Arkansas,” said Anne Santifer, SHARE Executive Director.

About Kirkland Family Medical Center:

Kirkland Family Medical Center's goal is to provide excellent customer service and care.

Services:  wellness exams, school physicals, daily family medical needs

Learn more about Kirkland Family Medical Center: http://kirklandfamilymedical.com/