Little Rock, Arkansas – July 2022 – The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) announced that Kids for the Future Pediatric Day Clinics and Outpatient Behavioral Clinics has integrated and accessing secure clinical data in SHARE’s health information exchange (HIE), the statewide HIE in Arkansas.
The data exchange service gives Kids for the Future Pediatric Day Clinics and Kids for the Future Outpatient Behavioral Clinics, which includes (3) pediatric day clinics and (5) outpatient behavioral clinic locations in the Arkansas Delta region, secure access to important information such as hospitalization reports, COVID-19 positive reports, updated patient records and demographic information. This ensures every care provider in a patient’s chain of care has consistent and current information, and that their records are more secure and accessible than with paper files.
“With access to the SHARE exchange, we’ll see the big picture with our patients. If they’ve been to the hospital or seen a specialist since our last visit, updated test results and notes will be right there in their records,” said Kids for the Future Chief Executive Officer Bess Ginty. “The parents of our patients won’t have to worry about remembering every detail of a recent hospitalization or trip to the primary care provider, because having access to SHARE HIE assists us in improving efficiency.”
With SHARE integrating with deTASO and Credible EMR, the patients’ behavioral diagnosis and condition, clinical cognitive, fine motor skill, gross motor, speech, and language tests that are performed are available to their other providers in real time. This is simply what interoperability means. SHARE HIE provides the capability to electronically move clinical information among disparate healthcare information systems and maintain the meaning of the information being exchanged. Founded over 20 years ago and comprising more 500 employees serving approximately 1400 children, Kids for the Future join other major health care providers in Arkansas in connecting to the SHARE network.
SHARE HIT Policy Director Justin Villines cited the partnership as the latest example of both groups’ innovation to improve patient outcomes by providing fast, secure communication among the developmental delay providers. “Care providers in our network enjoy seamless access to patients’ health data. Patients know their information is secure and available to their primary care doctors, specialists, and hospitals, so they don’t have to undergo unnecessary tests or worry that something will get lost in translation from one care provider to another,” Villines said.
About Kids for the Future Pediatric Day Clinics:
Kids for the Future believes in providing quality early intervention services for children with developmental delays as well as therapeutic services for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health issues.
Kids for the Future is a family-owned and operated business located in 5 counties in northeast Arkansas. For over 20 years, they have served tens of thousands of families, addressing each of their individual needs. Their focus is helping your child grow, all within a nurturing environment. Kids for the Future pediatric day clinics operate as Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT) clinics for the State of Arkansas. We serve developmentally delayed children from approximately 6 months of age to five years (until they enter Kindergarten).
A child must have delays in two domains in the Battelle Developmental Inventory and a criterion-referenced test as well as one delay in the following four areas to be admitted to our clinics:
- fine motor skill
- gross motor
- speech and language
About Kids for the Future Outpatient Behavioral Clinics:
Kids for the Future, Inc. behavioral health clinics operate as Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (OBHS) clinics. Kids, Inc. employs psychiatrists, nurses, mastered level therapists, bachelor-level qualified behavioral health professionals, and rehabilitative day treatment professionals. They offer the following services for children and adolescents (ages 4-21) the following services in offices, schools, and homes in Northeast Arkansas:
- individual therapy
- family therapy
- group therapy
- case management service
- crisis interventions
- diagnostic evaluations
- medication management
They have approximately 500 employees serving approximately 1400 children. Kids for the Future also has an extensive van system that can transport your child to and from their facilities.
Learn more: kidsforthefuture.com