Little Rock, March 2022 Highlands Oncology Group (HOG), one of the largest oncology practices in the country, has connected with the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), the statewide health information exchange (HIE) that facilitates the secure exchange of patient health information among hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and other members of the medical community. Nationally recognized cancer care in Northwest Arkansas their clinics offer highly advanced treatment options.
“Highlands Oncology Group is committed to delivering high-quality care in a professional and caring environment to improve the health and well-being of our patients,” said Jeff Hunnicutt, Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Oncology. “By connecting with SHARE, we expect to further this commitment by exchanging information more efficiently with referring physicians and providing our doctors with the patient information they need at the point of care.” HOG is a nationally recognized cancer care in Northwest Arkansas that treats patients from Arkansas, northeast Oklahoma, and southern Missouri. Their clinic offers highly advanced treatment options, multi-disciplinary cancer teams, and industry leading clinical studies.
Highlands Oncology Group is sending admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) data and Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) to the HIE. HOG is also live with SHARE’s Virtual Health Record, which features a robust patient search functionality that lets providers and care teams quickly access patient health data from hospitals, physician practices, state health systems, and more. This includes records such as medical history, previous diagnoses, lab tests, medications, and allergies. Additionally, SHARE provides access to 24-hour Hospitalization reports (Inpatient and Emergency Department) discharges, COVID-19 Positive Reports, and COIVD -19 Vaccine status of their active oncology patients.
“We are pleased to welcome Highlands Oncology Group, one of the nation’s leading oncology practices, to SHARE,” said Anne Santifer, executive director of SHARE. “This connection helps facilitate the seamless and secure exchange of patient health information with Arkansas’s health systems, hospitals, and physicians. This delivers substantial benefits for patients, referring physicians, and the HOG practices.”
The SHARE network currently has more than 3 million unique patient records accessible to providers. SHARE is connected to the national eHealth Exchange and is also a member of DirectTrust, which enables its members to securely exchange information nationally with other providers who are using Direct.
About Highland Oncology Group: The mission of Highlands Oncology provides the highest quality of innovative care delivered with precision and compassion. With locations in Springdale, Fayetteville, and Rogers, they provide Northwest Arkansas with comprehensive cancer care. They offer state-of-the-art medical care, with a commitment to honoring and caring for every person that we have the privilege to serve with love, joy, compassion, and ultimate respect.
When it comes to the ongoing war against cancer and blood diseases, there’s no other entity in Northwest Arkansas that’s waging a more direct, powerful, full-range offensive against these killers than Highlands Oncology Group.
Highlands, which was formed in 1996 and now has clinics in Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers, has made its mission to provide comprehensive cancer care using the latest, most advanced technologies and research available. This departmentalized approach has spawned the creation of a cancer research team and the Center for Chest Care, which is a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Patient education, patient support groups, and research through clinical trials are also important services offered at Highlands Oncology Group.
Learn more: highlandsoncologygroup.com