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SHARE is Assisting Arkansas Hospitals in Lowering Readmissions

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:27 -- Whitney Mayo

 

SHARE is now sending real-time event notifications to over 50 Arkansas Hospitals on their patients that have been readmitted to another facility within 30 days.

  • Assisting in Lowering Readmission Rates
  • Identifying High Risk Patients
  • Assisting in Lowering Potential Payment Penalties

Little Rock, Arkansas – November, 2018   The only statewide HIE in Arkansas, State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), is now sending 30-day readmission notifications in real-time across the State to assist hospitals in combatting readmissions. The 30-day readmission notification project allows hospitals to receive a secure message notification when a patient that discharged from their facility, was readmitted into any SHARE participating hospital within a 30-day timeframe. This assists hospitals in lowering readmissions, identifying high risk patients which in turn could lover their potential payment penalties.

In order for a hospital to participate and receive 30-day readmission notifications they must send ADT (Admit, Discharge and Transfer) data to SHARE.  SHARE uses very specific message types in order for the facility to receive the information they want without a lot of outliers. 

ADT notifications are a way to ensure hospitals and providers have the information necessary to navigate occasionally rocky transitions of care and stay up-to-date on a patient’s status for post-hospital follow-up, if needed.

By keeping hospitals and providers aware of a patient’s condition as they move across the continuum of care, SHARE can enable better informed clinical decisions, reduce costs related to readmissions, and address potential health concerns or threats to patient safety as soon as possible.   Gaining access to clinical patient data at discharge via SHARE has the potential to reduce 30-day same-cause hospital readmissions and furthermore avert the potential costs of readmissions.

If your hospital is interested in receiving 30-day readmissions on your patients, contact SHARE today. 

About State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE):

SHARE’s Mission is to advance secure connectivity and serve as a sustainable, interoperable data exchange platform for health-related operations.

SHARE’s Vision is to provide a mechanism through which individuals, health care providers, and health organizations can electronically share health-related information to facilitate and strengthen the delivery of healthcare throughout Arkansas. This is designed to lead to improved patient care, informed individual health decisions, better public health outcomes, and cost-effective use of healthcare resources. SHARE is expected to achieve broad acceptance, credibility, and access by employing advanced technologies that ensure efficiency, privacy, and security and continuously evolve to serve Arkansans more effectively.