Lahey Health System and Tufts Medical Center will integrate new cloud-based health data exchange and EHR alert solutions through the eLINC HIE.
Massachusetts-based Lahey Health System and Tufts Medical Center will integrate a cloud-based health data exchange solution with its EHR technology through the eLINC health information exchange.
Integrating with eLINC will enable Lahey and Tufts providers to utilize EHR alerts and advanced health data exchange capabilities for improved communication between providers and across care settings.
The healthcare organizations will use data exchange technology from Secure Exchange Solutions to connect providers and pave the way for more patient-centered care.
Providers will utilize Direct exchange to communicate across care settings, and leverage SES’s Notify solution to send and receive EHR alerts. These alerts will enable providers to intervene in a timely manner if a patient is readmitted to the hospital after surgery.
Notify creates EHR alerts through a subscriber registration system, which allows users to send notifications to primary care providers, specialists, and other care managers.
“Our partnership with Secure Exchange is significant, as the Direct and Notify capabilities give our physicians access to critical patient events immediately, so they can act quickly,” said Normand Tanguay, MD, at Lahey Health System. “Healthcare demands the latest technologies for decisions around care delivery that give providers the information they need in a timely way to deliver the best quality care.”
Direct and Notify enable providers to engage with patients to improve care quality and streamlines provider collaboration across the continuum of care. The health IT solution integrates directly into providers’ existing clinical workflows and is easily customized based on provider preferences for data delivery.
Lahey Health uses Epic EHR, while Tufts uses an eClinicalWorks system.
Healthcare organizations having difficulties sharing data across health IT systems due to problems with EHR interoperability can use the health IT solution to facilitate seamless data exchange.
“Thousands of providers leverage our secure communication and notifications platform to exchange critical clinical information,” said SES CEO Dan Kazzaz. “Our SaaS solutions enable Dr. Tanguay and his team to provide better patient management and improved transitions of care to meet the demands of value-based care.”
SES utilizes industry standards to advance patient-centered care among several nationwide payers, 1,500 hospitals, 225,000 endpoints, and 2 million DirectTrust network participants.
DirectTrust is currently working to advance health data exchange standards using Direct exchange and trust frameworks by earning accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI.)
“DirectTrust and the Direct Project have always had a consensus approach to standards development,” said DirectTrust President and CEO Scott Stuewe. “We’re thrilled to achieve this milestone of ANSI accreditation to ensure standards we establish to foster interoperability are consistent with the ANSI goals of transparency and balance.”
DirectTrust began the ANSI application process in 2018 and earned accreditation late last month. ANSI facilitates and promotes the development of voluntary consensus standards used by healthcare organizations, government agencies, and healthcare consumers nationally and around the world.
Achieving ANSI accreditation will help DirectTrust advance its mission to connect healthcare organizations, providers, and patients for improved transitions of care, clinical efficiency, and care coordination.
“In 2010 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT initiated the Direct Project as a new option for the secure exchange of electronic health information,” said National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker, MD. “DirectTrust’s accreditation by ANSI is an important step forward for this decade-long public-private effort to advance interoperability nationwide.”
Date: May 07, 2019
Source: EHR Intelligence