Little Rock, Arkansas – June, 2019 SHARE, the state’s only statewide health information exchange, recently connected to Bray Family Medicine in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.Through this interface connection with their Athena EMR, Bray Family Medicine is now able to utilize the technologically infrastructure to securely transfer patient lab test results, diagnosis, allergies, conditions, medications to its network of healthcare providers. Electronic access to a patient’s results gives physicians and other healthcare providers in the patients’ chain of healthcare 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 sound clinical decisions. This aids in making proper diagnoses, reduces delays in treatment, and eliminates redundant testing if a patient is referred to another healthcare provider.
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.
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. The care coordinators at Bray Family Medicine are accessing SHAREs’ Virtual Health Record as well, 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.
This is exactly the kind of collaboration SHARE had hoped would be happening by connecting innovative family medicine practices, such as Bray Family Medicine to the statewide HIE,” said HIT Policy Integrator Justin Villines. “The healthcare ecosystem is built to foster these types of interactions that might not happen elsewhere. It can lead to some really progressive partnerships that help increase our understanding of how we can better deliver health care,” said Villines.
About Bray Family Medicine:
MISSION: Their mission is to improve and deliver health care and overall well-being to the people of the community with superior patient service in a peaceful, warm environment that shares the love of Christ. They are committed to promoting health, well-being and disease prevention to all patients. They do not discriminate in the provision of excellence care and treat all patients with dignity and respect.
BRAY FAMILY MEDICINE SERVICES
The providers at Bray Family Medicine are committed to providing comprehensive medical care for your entire family. They take care of patients of all ages, from infants to seniors.
Management of acute illness
Management of chronic illness (diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, lung disease, etc.)
Adult wellness exams
Medicare wellness visits
Weight loss solutions
Full-time, on-site counseling services for individuals, families and groups
Comprehensive laboratory testing
X-rays in office
Dermatological procedures: Removal of skin cancers, moles, skin tags, cysts, boils/abscesses, and other bothersome skin lesions. Warts are destroyed using freezing treatments. Stitches, staples or glue is used to repair lacerations/cuts. They also assist with the management of post-surgical wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, wounds related to chronic swelling and many other skin issues.
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