LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is proud to welcome CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas with its 35+ clinics located across Arkansas to the statewide health information exchange network. The network electronically connects Arkansas hospitals, physicians, and clinicians to exchange patient health information safely and securely. Connecting to SHARE allows CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas to further augment its integration footprint while improving access to a patient’s information for diagnosis and treatment. CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas has integrated SHARE into its Health Information Exchange (HIE) application—GEMMS EMR System—to help improve patient safety and minimize any potential medication or medical errors while securely sharing clinical results statewide. Heart Clinic Arkansas now has access to Admission, Discharge and Transfers (ADT); laboratory results; radiology reports; medication; diagnosis; procedures; allergies; plan of care; and discharge summary information.
“CHI St. Vincent participation in the statewide health information exchange network will allow us to become a more integrated health system and our patients’ primary care providers and local hospitals will have the latest plan of care for our cardiology patients,” said Chad Aduddell, CEO of CHI St. Vincent.
“Through SHARE, providers at CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas can improve both direct care delivery and coordination by having ever-present access to clinical information, such as medical history, previous diagnoses, lab tests, medications, and allergies”, said Jason Evans, director of operations at CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas. Additionally, access is available to historical medical data on patients using SHARE’s virtual health records allows for gap closures and reduction in potential readmissions.
SHARE is helping transform the quality of care for Arkansans and has successfully connected members, which are comprised of, hospital systems, physician groups, specialists, and individual practitioners. The network currently reaches counties across the entire state and has millions of patient records accessible to providers.
About CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas
The CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute is the state’s largest and most diverse network of heart specialists. They are close to home with services in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs, Searcy, and Conway and more than 25 community locations.
Latest Treatments and Technology for Heart Disease
They use the latest treatments for all forms of heart disease -from common problems to rare or life-threatening conditions. Whether you’ve been referred for diagnostic testing, cardiac treatment or disease management, your best interests are at the heart of every medical recommendation we make and care option we provide.
With access to 10 cath lab procedure rooms, 6 CV operating rooms, 40 dedicated cardiology critical care beds and over 60 telemetry beds the CHI St Vincent Heart Institute has the resources to care for a variety of patients. Their support team includes advanced practice providers, perfusionists, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, social workers, and dietitians. With this breadth of specialties, their patients get comprehensive care tailored their individual health concerns and wellbeing. Their group of more than 50 heart specialist bring the diversity necessary to treat each patient’s specific condition. The cardiac cath labs at CHI St Vincent Infirmary and CHI St Vincent North are the first 2 ACE accredited cath labs in the state of Arkansas, with the cath lab at the Infirmary also holding chest pain accreditation.
They bring together the state’s largest group of cardiologists with cardiothoracic surgeons and critical care intensivists to provide comprehensive care to their patients.