Oklahoma Spine Hospital plans to complete a CPSI Evident EHR implementation by the end of 2019.
Oklahoma Spine Hospital recently made the decision to launch a CPSI Evident EHR implementation as part of an effort to streamline care delivery across its surgical center.
The specialty surgical hospital will go live with Evident’s Thrive EHR solution. The cloud-based EHR system will replace Oklahoma Spine Hospital’s existing system through a Software-as-a-Service payment model.
Oklahoma Spine Hospital began its EHR selection process after being told their existing EHR vendor did not have the necessary certification to meet the requirements of the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program.
Healthcare executives at the surgical hospital plan to meet PI program requirements in the 2019 reporting period. The PI program incentivizes health data exchange and interoperability and requires that providers use 2015 edition certified EHR technology starting this year.
Requiring providers to use the most-recently updated version of CEHRT aligns with CMS’ mission to promote the use of application programming interfaces to streamline the flow of clinical information between providers, patients, and healthcare facilities.
“Meeting important regulatory requirements such as Promoting Interoperability shouldn’t be a distraction for healthcare organizations like Oklahoma Spine Hospital,” said CPSI President and CEO Boyd Douglas.
“We take input from our clients very seriously to ensure that our solutions not only check those mandatory boxes from a regulatory perspective, but also to ensure that the patient and provider are not forgotten along the way,” Douglas added.
The Evident Thrive EHR solution will enable Oklahoma Spine Hospital to achieve external and internal interoperability with providers both outside and within their network. Engaging in electronic health data exchange will help providers cut down on paperwork and focus more attention on direct patient care delivery.
Oklahoma Spine Hospital’s sister facility, Black Hills Surgical Hospital, already uses Evident Thrive EHR and attested to the quality of the system during the EHR selection process.
“While finding a certified EHR that would allow us to meet the 2019 reporting year requirements for the Promoting Interoperability Program instigated our search, we are gaining much more than that with Evident,” said Gary McCool, technology director of Oklahoma Spine Hospital. “We believe the functionality of the Thrive EHR will also lead to higher levels of patient satisfaction.”
“The deciding factor for us was being able to see the success that a similar specialty hospital is experiencing using Thrive,” added McCool. “We are very happy with our decision and look forward to partnering with Evident for a long time to come.”
Last month, CPSI acquired patient engagement solutions vendor Get Real Health in an $11 million deal.
Get Real Health has collaborated with healthcare organizations including TELUS Health, the University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, and the Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE.) The patient engagement solutions vendor also provides patient engagement tools to public, federal, and private healthcare organizations in Europe, Canada, Australia, and the US.
CPSI will offer three new comprehensive patient engagement and empowerment solutions to its users through the acquisition. Ellie, a chronic care management solution, helps patients invest in their own healthcare and promotes effective communication between patients and their care providers.
Instant PHR functions as a patient portal designed to streamline collaboration between care providers and patients. Finally, CHBase offers patients a complete view of their own health history by combining clinical and personal health data into a single view.
“Helping our customers secure the future of community healthcare is what we focus on each and every day,” Douglas continued. “By acquiring Get Real Health, we can continue this effort as providers evolve to a value-based care delivery model.”
Date: May 07, 2019
Source: EHR Intelligence