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SHARE and Ozark Health Medical Center continue advancing interoperability of health information while caring for their community

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 08:00 -- Whitney Mayo

 

Little Rock, AR July 2019.    Health care providers in Van Buren County and surrounding north central communities continue to securely access patient health records from Ozark Health Medical Center located in Clinton, Arkansas through SHARE, Arkansas’ only statewide health information exchange (HIE). The data sharing builds a more complete medical record for communities and individuals. With the connection to the HIE, it results in fewer repeated tests, better diagnosis and monitoring of chronic conditions and a more comprehensive patient health record.

The continued collaboration with partners such as Ozark Health Medical Center reflects that coordinated care is expanding across a much wider spectrum of facilities.  Ozark Health Medical Center, that serves north central Arkansas and surrounding communities is committed to delivering efficient and effective healthcare. SHARE supports the physician-patient relationship while providing critical, timely clinical data that promotes quality health care, identification of health disparities, health care transparency and health care access to support patient care and physician-patient relationships.

Ozark Health Medical Center is home to Ozark Health Specialty Clinic, a nursing and therapy center that serves the growing needs of their community. Sharing timely clinical patient information, such as admission, discharge and transfer information, lab results, radiology results, progress notes, medications, immunizations and discharge summaries among physicians outside of the hospital with disparate EHRs relies upon a connection to an HIE. Through the connection with Ozark Health Medical Center, HIE participants can access patient data where the patient received care. Sharing of this timely information will improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies and improve patient safety.

SHARE’s mission is to provide better information to support high quality patient care for the state’s health care community. By increasing data in the health information exchange (HIE), SHARE supplies a more comprehensive health care picture to a patient’s treating physician and care team.

SHARE’s approach uniquely positions it to help physicians, other healthcare providers, integrated delivery networks, accountable care organizations, and others seeking to improve patient outcomes. Patients benefit from fewer repeated tests, missing records and errors, while receiving more informed care during office visits and emergencies.

About Ozark Health Medical Center:

Ozark Health is a fully operational, professionally staffed hospital and nursing home located in Clinton, Arkansas. The 100,000 sq. ft., complex offers:

  • A 25 bed critical access hospital
  • A 132 bed long-term care nursing home
  • 2 state-of-the-art surgical theaters
  • A 7 bed, ultra-modern 24/7 emergency room with full triage
  • The very latest in state-of-the-art medical technology and equipment including MRI, digital radiology, CT scan, ultrasound and mammography. Ozark Health is committed to providing the very best health care possible to the residents of North Central Arkansas Ozark Health is a non-profit organization consisting of a hospital, and a nursing center attached to the hospital.

Ozark Health is a locally owned and operated health system providing hospital, long-term care & home health services. To provide the best healthcare their team of healthcare professionals are guided by the Ozark Health mission and values.

Mission – Always provide outstanding healthcare

Values – Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Service, Professionalism, Education, Compassion and Teamwork

Learn more about OHMC: https://www.ozarkhealth.net