Little Rock, Arkansas October 2019 – The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) announces a continued partnership with St. Bernards Five Rivers Medical Center in a groundbreaking move, allowing for secure sharing of patient medical records with other SHARE connected physicians and providers throughout Pocahontas, Arkansas and surrounding communities.
St. Bernards Five Rivers is the only one in the state of Arkansas to receive gold level quality for excellence in both stroke and heart attack according to Best Hospitals by U.S. News, 2019 rankings. Patients of St. Bernards Five Rivers Medical Center will benefit from a higher quality of care as a result of this connection. Now caregivers, family doctors, emergency room physicians, specialists, pharmacies and long-term care facilities can have secure, HIPAA-compliant access to patient records in real time as a SHARE participant.
SHARE is integrated with both hospitals’ electronic health record (EHR) system, MEDHOST. They are now sending admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) information and laboratory results to assist in better care coordination and transitions of care. SHARE is also assisting the hospital with their syndromic surveillance and electronic lab public health reporting to the Arkansas Department of Health Registries.
Also, SHARE is assisting in real-time 30-day readmissions. The 30-day readmission notification project allows St. Bernards Five Rivers Medical Center to receive a secure message notification when a patient discharged from their facility is readmitted into any SHARE participating hospital within a 30-day timeframe.
SHARE also alerts referral primary care providers when their patients have been to the emergency room or had an inpatient discharge in a real-time 24-hour daily report. SHARE also routes the laboratory results that have been performed at the hospital to their referral providers throughout their community. The hospital and clinics’ care teams also are accessing SHARE’s Virtual Health Record (VHR) which aggregates patients records outside of their system of Medhost and Athena EMR system enabling more accurate diagnoses, faster and more effective treatment, and better outcomes for the patient.
They can now view the following historical patient data through SHARE’s VHR:
- Admission, Discharge and Transfer reports
- Allergies, Problems, Medications, Demographic and Insurance Information
- Laboratory results, Radiology reports, image links
- Discharge Summaries, Continuity of Care Documents, Progress Notes and Vitals
SHARE’s continued mission is to provide better information to support high quality patient care for the State of Arkansas health care community. This is being accomplished by increasing patient results data in the health information exchange (HIE) that is provided in real-time when providers and care teams need it.
About St. Bernards Five Rivers Medical Center
Five Rivers Medical Center first opened its doors on October 23, 1950 as Randolph County Memorial Hospital. The idea for a hospital in the county, was born out of the Pocahontas Kiwanis Club and was fulfilled after the land was donated by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Baltz Sr. From 1950 until 1980, the hospital was located at the current location of Randolph County Nursing Home on Hospital Drive. The hospital opened with 32 beds which was outgrown quickly. In 1972, an additional 10 beds were added to aid with the rapid expansion of services provided.
The hospital’s current location was opened in 1980 and was licensed for 50 beds and the name was changed to Randolph County Medical Center. At that time, it included an OB and Nursery as well as three large surgical Suites. In August 1992, the Senior Care Unit went into operation. Television and Radio star Art Linkletter attended the opening ceremonies. Since opening, the Senior Care program has served over 4000 patients and conducted free screenings for over 6000. In December 2000, the four-bed emergency room was updated to a state-of-the-art seven-bed emergency department.
In 2007, the hospital’s name was changed to Five Rivers Medical Center due to new City Ownership. In 2011, the Arkansas Department of Health Trauma Section awarded the Emergency Room with a Level 4 Trauma Designation. Also, in 2011, the Emergency Room became affiliated with the UAMS AR Saves Stroke Care program. This program allows the ER to be connected with a Neurologist quickly via Telemedicine should a patient present with Stroke symptoms.
In 2019, Five Rivers Medical Center became St. Bernards Five Rivers after the health system began leasing the facility. St. Bernards Five Rivers currently offers acute inpatient care, intensive care, emergency services, diagnostics and radiology, surgery, and IV therapy, as well as rehabilitation services and senior behavioral health care in Pocahontas, Arkansas.
Learn more about St. Bernards Five Rivers Medical Center: https://www.stbernards.info/stbernards_five_rivers
- Connected to region’s first and only sub-specialty children’s hospital clinic, that offers easy access to complete pediatric healthcare in Northeast Arkansas
- Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) are being shared with referral providers ranging from Neurosurgery to Fetal Cardiology
October 2019 Little Rock, Arkansas. The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is proud to partner with Arkansas Children’s Hospital Jonesboro Clinic that is now sending data to Arkansas’ only Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE). Arkansas Children’s Hospital Jonesboro Clinic offers easy access to complete pediatric healthcare. Northeast Arkansas has the third-largest concentration of children in the state with approximately 36 children per square mile. Arkansas Children’s Hospital Jonesboro Clinic saves approximately 700,000 minutes of patient travel time to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock each year.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Jonesboro Clinic is sending Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) that include: Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) information, Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Pathology Reports, Progress Notes, Discharge Summaries, Vitals, Allergies, Diagnosis and Conditions to assist in better care coordination and transitions of care.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Jonesboro Clinic wants healthier kids in Northeast Arkansas. Their 18-specialty clinic offers a full-time neurologist and cardiologist, so patients have easy access to specialty care from doctors who are focused on caring for kids. This kind of dedicated, specialized pediatric care can make all the difference for you and your child. Stay close and let them play a little longer.
18+ Specialties in One Location
About Arkansas Children’s
Arkansas Children's, Inc. is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' 710,000 children and transforming the health of children throughout the region. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in five pediatric subspecialties (2019-2020): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology.
ACH is one of only five hospitals in the nation that have achieved Magnet Status, ACS Level 1 verification and a Beacon award from the American Association of Critical- Care Nurses. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, opened in Springdale in early 2018. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can fundamentally transform the health of children in Arkansas and beyond.
To learn more, visit www.archildrens.org