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Post date: 2018-10-03T11:21:30-05:00

 

SHARE Value/Benefit to Hospitals

  • The hospital referral network is able to securely communicate between providers using SHAREs Direct Trust Secure Messaging to send Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs).

 

  • Hospitals use SHARE to send Immunizations, Syndromic Surveillance Data, Electronic Laboratory Reporting, Cancer Reporting to Arkansas Department of Health which assists with Interoperability Program Public Health Objective 6 (listed below). This allows hospitals to meet this objective and be eligible to receive $63,750 in total per Medicaid Eligible Professional (EP) or $43,480 in total per Medicare EP (depending on patient population) in 2018.

 

  • SHARE assists hospitals in meeting Health Information Exchange Interoperability Program Objective 5 (listed below) by providing a summary of care record (CCD) for hospital transition of care (TOC) or referral. This allows hospitals to meet this objective and be eligible to receive $63,750 in total per Medicaid EP or $43,480 in total per Medicare EP (depending on patient population) in 2018.

 

  • Hospital referral clinics connected to SHARE are able to see the longitudinal record of a patient that was seen by other facilities throughout the State.

 

  • Hospital providers are able to access a patient record through the Virtual Health record to view patient summaries and results (query based exchange) or query SHARE for your patients results- CCDs (Query and Response using xds.b or xca protocol).

 

  • Clinics throughout the State will receive a daily report from SHARE connected hospitals. The clinics participating in Arkansas Medicaid Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) receive daily reports when a patient is admitted and discharged from the Emergency Departments and/or an Inpatient admission. These daily reports are sent in real-time to clinic care coordinators in their email.

 

Data Types Sent/Receive: CCDs, Admission, Discharge and Transfers (ADT), Radiology Reports, Transcribed Documents, Laboratory Reports and Immunizations

 

SHARE Sending to Referral Partners: SHARE receives CCD/HL-7 messages from hospitals. CCD/HL-7 messages include ADT’s, Radiology Reports, Laboratory Reports, and Transcribed Documents. Transcribed documents include discharge summaries and progress notes and other reports that supports clinics around Arkansas.

Hospital Objectives and Measures for 2018

Updated: June 2018

 

Stages of Promoting Interoperability Programs: First Year Demonstrating Meaningful Use

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established the Promoting Interoperability Programs (formally named the EHR Incentive Programs) in 2011 to encourage eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to adopt, implement, upgrade and successfully demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT).

NOTE: The last year an EP, eligible hospital, or CAH could begin receiving Medicare incentive payments was 2015. The last year an EP, eligible hospital, or CAH could begin receiving Medicaid incentive payments was 2016. In 2016, Section 602 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 added subsection (d) hospitals in Puerto Rico as eligible hospitals under the Medicare program, and extended the participation timeline for these hospitals.

The Medicare and Medicaid PI Programs were designed to measure the use of CEHRT in three stages:

Stage 1 established requirements for the electronic capture of clinical data, including providing patients with electronic copies of health information.

Stage 2 expanded upon the Stage 1 criteria with a focus on advancing clinical processes and ensuring that the meaningful use of EHRs supported the aims and priorities of the National Quality Strategy. Stage 2 criteria encouraged use of CEHRT for continuous quality improvement at the point of care and the exchange of information in the most structured format possible.

In October 2015, CMS released the  Medicare and Medicaid Programs Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017 final rule, which modified Stage 2 requirements to streamline reporting requirements on measures that had become redundant, duplicative, or topped out.

Stage 3 was established in 2017 as a result of the 2015 final rule and focuses on using CEHRT to improve health outcomes. The table on the next page outlines the appropriate stages of the PI Programs based on providers’ first year demonstrating meaningful use.

Post date: 2018-09-26T08:00:16-05:00

Located in Batesville, Arkansas, White River Health System is dedicated to providing advanced healthcare in North Central Arkansas through inpatient and outpatient services as well as community outreach. With two hospital campuses, one in Batesville and one in Mountain View plus outpatient care centers and clinic offices throughout the region, WRHS uses SHARE to assist in improving the quality of care for their patients.  WRHS provides acute inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care services, behavioral health, cancer, cardiac, emergency, neurology, respiratory, recuperative, and women's health care; and nutrition counseling, pain management, pediatrics, radiology, surgery, therapy, rehabilitation, urology, weight reduction, wound healing, and mammography services, as well as services for ear, nose, and throat problems.

The Following Facilities EMR/EHR Systems are connected to SHARE sending Admission, Discharge and Transfers (ADT), Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Medications, Diagnosis, Progress Notes, Discharge Summaries for better coordination of care throughout nine counties in Arkansas, (Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Sharp, Stone and parts of Cleburne, Lawrence and Van Buren).  

 

Hospitals

White River Medical Center

Stone County Medical Center

 

Provider Practices:

Batesville Neurology Clinic

Batesville Oncology

Batesville Pulmonology

Cave City Medical Clinic

Diagnostic Clinic at WRMC

Drasco Medical Clinic

Melbourne Medical Clinic

Midway Medical Clinic

MPOC Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic

Newark Medical Clinic

Cedar Ridge School Based Health Center

Newport Diagnostic Medical Clinic

Pleasant Plains Medical Clinic

Stone County Medical Center

Stone County Primary Care Clinic

Strawberry Medical Clinic

The Children's Clinic 

The Women's Clinic

Tuckerman Medical Clinic

White River Diagnostic Clinic

White River Medical Center

WRHS Batesville Family Care Clinic

WRHS Batesville Pulmonology - Hospital Circle

WRHS Behavioral Health Clinic

WRHS Cardiology Associates

WRHS Emilio Tirado, M.D. Inside Mountain View Specialty Clinic

WRHS Pain Management Clinic

WRHS- Sugarloaf Medical Clinic

WRHS The Stepping Stone at White River Medical Center

WRHS White River Orthopedics and Sports Medicine ClinicLear

WRHS Wound Healing Center

WRHS Medical Complex Newport After Hours Clinic

WRMC Breast Care Center

WRMC Cancer Care Center

WRMC Cardiology

WRMC Family Practice

WRMC Family Practice (Location #2)

WRMC Grasse Memorial Clinic

WRMC Internal Medicine Clinic

WRMC Medical Complex Southside

WRMC Medical Complex-Hardy Medical Clinic

WRMC Primary Care Clinic

WRMC Rheumatology Clinic

WRMC Surgery Clinic

WRMC Surgery Clinic (Location #2)

Learn more about White River Health System at: https://www.whiteriverhealthsystem.com/

Post date: 2018-09-25T09:00:21-05:00

Piggott Community Hospital strives to maximize its technology to better serve patients. They have introduced a computerized system to insure that tests can be interpreted with results back to doctors quicker. Their partnerships with UAMS and Baptist Health of Little Rock allows them to consult with specialists through telemedicine. With specialized cameras and specially trained staff, visual evaluation of cases is possible. New methods of treatment — such as TPA for strokes — and the latest diagnostic capabilities for CT Scans with reduced radiation and sharper imaging are now available.

Piggott Community Hospital’s mission is to provide high quality, compassionate healing to the community through education, treatment and health services. 

 

Guiding Principles

  1. To serve our customers and community
  2. To provide high quality, compassionate, ethical care
  3. To value and respect co-workers
  4. To continuously improve quality and value

 

Learn More about Piggott Community Hospital: http://pch-health.com/

Post date: 2018-09-24T09:05:32-05:00

On behalf of the entire State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) team, we are proud that Saline Memorial Hospital and clinics are part of Arkansas’ only Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE). At Saline Memorial Hospital, their goal is to provide patients in central Arkansas with excellent care in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Part of their care for you includes providing you with clear information.  As a 177-bed hospital, Saline Memorial Hospital offers a wide variety of health care services. One of their main goals is to ensure quality health care is convenient and accessible to their community. Saline Memorial Hospital firmly believes that you don’t have to drive to a bigger city to find better care. At Saline Memorial Hospital, you’ll find the best services and some of the best physicians right in Saline County. Saline Memorial Hospital continues to expand and develop new services to meet the needs of their community.

The following Saline Memorial Hospital facilities/clinics are also connected to SHARE sending Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) information, Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Progress Notes, Discharge Summaries, Vitals, Allergies, Diagnosis and Conditions of their patients in coordination of transitions of care.

  • Brizzolara Urology and Associates
  • Bryant Medical Clinic
  • Central Arkansas Cardiology Associates
  • Central Arkansas Family Practice
  • Central Arkansas Spine Specialists
  • Central Arkansas Women's Group – Benton
  • Central Arkansas Women’s Group – Bryant
  • Saline Physicians Services
  • Saline Memorial After Hours Clinic
  • Saline Internal Medicine Associates
  • Saline Memorial Breast Imaging Center
  • Saline Memorial Wound Healing Center
  • Saline Memorial Hospice
  • Saline Memorial Podiatry
  • Saline Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Saline Memorial Home Health
  • Saline Memorial Surgical Weight Loss Center
  • Saline Memorial Sleep Center
  • Saline Memorial Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Saline Memorial Ambulance Service
  • Saline Memorial Behavioral Health: Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Saline Surgical Associates
  • Saline Surgical Associates - (El Dorado)
  • Saline Surgical Associates - (Little Rock)
  • Saline Surgical Associates - (Russellville)

About Saline Memorial Hospital

Saline Memorial Hospital is proud to serve Saline County and they are especially proud of thier incredible team. At SMH, you’ll find some of the best doctors, nurses and health care professionals in Arkansas. You’ll also find advanced services and strategic partnerships conveniently close to home. 

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission:

Always exceed patient expectations by displaying compassion and commitment to performance excellence.

Vision:

Remain the preferred health care provider for Saline County and surrounding areas by developing new services and creating ways to make quality health care convenient.

Values:

Performance Excellence, Compassionate Care, Integrity and Diversity.

 Learn more about Saline Memorial Hospital at: http://www.salinememorial.org/about_us.aspx

Post date: 2018-09-21T08:00:41-05:00

SHARE is now collaborating with Summit Community Care BH PASSE (Provider-owned Arkansas Shared Saving Entity) in providing access to daily reports for Medicaid eligible residents of Arkansas when those patients are admitted and discharged from the Emergency Room and Inpatient Encounter Discharges in the last 24 hours.  Summit Community Care is a joint venture formed between the Arkansas Provider Coalition, LLC (APC) and Anthem Partnership Holding Company, LLC (Anthem). This collaboration joins APC’s local experience in serving Arkansans across the state with Anthem’s Medicaid programs and tools from across the nation. Together, SHARE is assisting to change health care for the better for the residents of Arkansas. 

The Arkansas Provider Coalition

Formed in early 2017 to build one of Arkansas’ provider-owned and run managed care organization, the APC consists of 70 provider groups. They have come together, bringing the skills and compassion providers have developed serving Arkansas’ most vulnerable residents. Many of Summit Community Care’s investors are not-for-profit groups and members of the APC. They have served Arkansans with behavioral health needs such as depression and substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities for decades. The APC is committed to offering a provider-led, person-centered spectrum of care across the state.

Learn more about The Arkansas Provider Coalition at: https://www.arkansasprovidercoalition.com/site/

Anthem Partnership Holding Company, LLC

Anthem Partnership Holding Company, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc.

With over 74 million served by its affiliated companies, including more than 40 million within its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health care companies. Their programs are tailored to help assure members’ have access to complete, integrated and patient-centered care. Their ongoing outreach encourages members to take an active part in their health care.

Learn more about Anthem at: https://www.antheminc.com/AboutAnthemInc/index.htm

The Summit Community Care BH PASSE Commitment

Using the combined strengths of its partners Summit Community Care has the ability to offer Arkansas health care solutions that will bring positive health results and savings through focus on quality care and program integrity.

Take a look at the Arkansas agencies and practitioners who have joined the APC and helped launch Summit Community Care. Together, these organizations are working to change health care for the better for the residents of Arkansas.

  1. Abilities Unlimited of Hot Springs, Inc.
  2. Abilities Unlimited of Jonesboro, Inc.
  3. Advantages of Southeast Arkansas, Inc.
  4. Arkansas Counseling and Psychodiagnostics, Inc.
  5. Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled
  6. BHC Pinnacle Pointe Hospital, Inc.
  7. Birch Tree Communities, Inc.
  8. Boone Co. Special Services
  9. Building Bridges Developmental and Community Services, Inc.
  10. Centers for Youth and Families
  11. Charles Corey Scott, MD
  12. Civitan Services
  13. Community School of Cleburne County, Inc.
  14. Counseling Associates, Inc.
  15. Counseling Clinic, Inc.
  16. Delta Counseling Associates, Inc.
  17. Easter Seals of Arkansas
  18. Evergreen Life Services
  19. Finnegan Health Services
  20. First Step, Inc.
  21. Focus, Inc.
  22. Franklin County Learning Center, Inc.
  23. Friendship Community Care
  24. Genoa Healthcare
  25. Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
  26. Group Living, Inc.
  27. Harbor House, Inc.
  28. Howard County Children's Center
  29. Independent Living, Inc.
  30. Integrity, Inc.
  31. Jenkins Memorial Center & Jenkins Industries, Inc.
  32. Jodie Partridge Center
  33. Lawrence County Cooperative School, Inc.
  34. Life Strategies of Arkansas
  35. Life Styles, Inc.
  36. Little Rock Community Mental Health
  37. Mid-South Health Systems, Inc.
  38. Milestones Services, Inc.
  39. Network of Community Options, Inc.
  40. Omega Home, Inc.
  41. Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness
  42. Ouachita Enrichment Centers, Inc.
  43. Ozark Guidance Center, Inc.
  44. Pathfinder, Inc.
  45. PNC, Inc.
  46. Polk County Developmental Centers, Inc.
  47. Quapaw House, Inc.
  48. Rainbow of Challenges, Inc.
  49. Recovery Centers of Arkansas
  50. South Arkansas Developmental Center for Children & Families
  51. South Arkansas Regional Health Center
  52. Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare System, Inc.
  53. Southwest Arkansas Counseling and Mental Health Center, Inc.
  54. St. Francis Area Developmental Center
  55. Stepping Stone School for Exceptional Children
  56. Sunshine School & Development Center
  57. The BridgeWay, LLC
  58. The Doni Martin Center for Developmental Services, Inc.
  59. The Learning Center of North Arkansas
  60. Treatment Homes, Inc.
  61. UHS of Benton, LLC
  62. UHS of Springwoods, LLC
  63. United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas, Inc.
  64. United Methodist Behavioral Health System, Inc.
  65. Western Arkansas Counseling & Guidance Center
  66. Woodridge of Forrest City, LLC
  67. Woodridge of West Memphis, LLC
  68. Youth Bridge, Inc.
  69. Youth Home, Inc.

Post date: 2018-09-14T09:07:02-05:00

On September 14, 2018 The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), attends the 2018 Fall Arkansas Association for Healthcare Quality (AAHQ) Educational Conference, held at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The mission of AAHQ is to promote and improve healthcare quality and patient safety in Arkansas and encourage professional growth. Founded in 1982, AAHQ works to emphasize the significant contribution of quality in the healthcare arena, increase the diversity of the profession, and enhance the leadership skills of tomorrow’s role models.

The 2018 fall conference will focus on improving clinically integrated networks and patient satisfaction throughout Arkansas. Participants will gain information on how to identify barriers and challenges that exist when implementing clinically integrated networks and identify outcomes and next steps after local implementation. Other topics include transitions of care, understanding Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), public reporting and participation in the Arkansas Children’s Care Network (ACCN).

Anne Santifer, HIT Director of SHARE explains how to maximize the connection to SHARE while improving interoperability in Arkansas. SHARE staff (Adrian Jones, Michelle Justus and Justin Villines) will also host an exhibit, informing participants about how SHARE services can benefit Arkansas hospitals, practices, and patients. 

Liz Jazwiec, RN, internationally renowned speaker, strategist and author is the keynote speaker for this conference. Other speakers include; Dr. Andrea Read, DO., Bruce Shepard, MBA.,Amy Stephenson, MSN., MHA., RN., CCM., Brandi Mikesell,MA., Jeannie Atkinson, ACO Coordinator and Pete Atkinson, SAMA Administrator 

About AAHQ:

AAHQ works to emphasize the significant contribution of quality in the healthcare arena, increase the diversity of the profession, and enhance the leadership skills of tomorrow’s role models. AAHQ’s intense dedication is exemplified by our unyielding pursuit for excellence, continued investment in our membership, first-class educational programs, and enthusiastic promotion of professional certification, Certified Profession in Healthcare Quality. It is with great pride that they invite Arkansas residents to join their organization and encourage them to capitalize on their vast pool of resources and stay informed about critical issues facing the healthcare quality community.

Learn more about AAHQ at: http://www.arkahq.org/

Post date: 2018-09-12T11:44:52-05:00

 

SHARE is now collaborating with Arkansas Total Care BH PASSE (Provider-owned Arkansas Shared Saving Entity) in providing access to daily reports for Medicaid eligible residents of Arkansas when those patients are admitted and discharged from the Emergency Room and Inpatient Encounter Discharges in the last 24 hours. At Arkansas Total Care, they are driven by a singular purpose, to transform the health of the community one person at a time. The experience their PASSE Partners bring offers a person-centered approach, designed to address whole-life needs, not just medical needs and SHARE is now assisting with this approach. By collaborating with the individuals they support, along with their families, caregivers, providers and guardians, their experience has demonstrated we can collectively improve quality of life of those we serve through access to community-based support, ultimately improving medical and behavioral outcomes.

PASSE PARTNERS 

Mercy Health – Mercy operates 7 acute care, specialty care and critical access hospitals in Arkansas, as well as neighboring states including Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  Mercy provides primary and physical health services as well as behavioral health and pharmacy services.

LifeShare – A licensed IDD and community-based provider in Arkansas, supporting people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and other people with complex needs.  For more than 20 years, LifeShare has created person-centered, empowering programs and now works with other providers in managed care settings to collaboratively build programs that empower the lives of the people we collectively support.

Arkansas Health & Wellness -  Arkansas Health & Wellness is operated locally.  Arkansas Health & Wellness has a history of providing products and services for under/uninsured populations, employers and the self-employed groups. Through its corporate parent Centene, Arkansas Health & Wellness also has over 30 years of experience supporting the community and those covered by Medicaid including people with IDD and Behavioral Health needs.

 

LOCAL APPROACH & PARTNERSHIPS FOR BETTER OUTCOMES 

Arkansas Total Care understands that the best support is close to home.  That’s why they are managed and staffed locally—with local participants and providers serving as our chief advisors.

Arkansas Total Care works closely with advocacy groups and providers to help them implement person-centered, outcomes based care programs, manage cost and improve the overall quality of care delivered to their participants. Their local staff helps participants access care, coordinates referrals to health and social services, and addresses participant concerns and questions.

HIGH-TOUCH INTEGRATED CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS 

When it comes to providing quality support to people who need it most, Arkansas Total Care doesn't believe in a one-size-fits-all model. They know that to best serve their participants, Arkansas Total Care need to understand them and their individual needs, with a quality-of-life focused, inclusive approach. In fact, their participants are the most important part of their own team. Their person-centered planning approach puts participants at the head of their care coordination and decisions. 

Arkansas Total Care embraces a whole-health approach to care management and service coordination. They use advanced technology to provide care teams and providers with a unified view of their participants’ medical, social and functional needs. Their integrated approach allows us to connect traditionally fragmented services while linking participants to appropriate medical and non-medical community resources.

Learn more about Arkansas Total Care at: https://www.arkansastotalcare.com/about-us.html

Post date: 2018-09-10T08:06:32-05:00

 

We are excited to announce that all of HealthStar clinics and physicians are part of SHARE. All HealthStar clinics from Hot Springs to Mena Arkansas are now sending laboratory results, immunizations, medications, allergies, radiology results, discharge summaries, progress notes, conditions and diagnosis to SHARE. Healthstar physicians and professional staff are board certified and dedicated to bring their patients the best of primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, women’s health and psychological counseling services. HealthStar understands the importance of good health & focuses on preventive health as well as managing chronic illnesses. HealthStar has been acknowledged for outstanding service provided through humanitarian efforts to charitable clinics, public education systems, law enforcement and various benevolent organizations.

About HealthStar Physicians of Hot Springs

When looking for Arkansas healthcare practice management look no further than HealthStar Physicians of Hot Springs. Healthstar was founded in 2000 and is an expanding outpatient health care system of experienced primary care and pediatric physicians organized for the sole purpose of delivering high quality clinical and social health care services. As premier Arkansas healthcare practice management, HealthStar providers and staff are highly respected and recognized as premier providers in our community.

As a premier Arkansas healthcare practice management company, our team of physicians, professional and administrative staff possess the experience necessary to provide quality healthcare and management services. For your convenience, HealthStar’s modern and innovative facilities are located in five locations including Hot Springs, Fountain Lake, Glenwood and a community based outpatient clinic for veteran patients in Mena. In addition to an Arkansas healthcare practice management company, each of our clinics utilize electronic medical records allowing us to share important medical information with outpatient facilities and specialist. Our patients are able to access their health record electronically to request appointments, medication refills and communicate with their provider & nurse or pay their bill.

HealthStar Clinics Connected to SHARE:

Learn more about HealthStar at: https://www.healthstarphysicians.com/

Post date: 2018-09-07T13:06:06-05:00

SHARE is assisting Empower PASSE (Provider- owned Arkansas Shared Saving Entity), in notifying care coordinators when they have a member that has been admitted, discharged or transferred to their local hospital in the last 24 hours by daily reports.  SHARE is sending Empower daily reports on their members to improve the coordination of care with You, your family/supports, and your providers to create a care plan to meet your care needs. Care coordination is increasingly important to Medicaid programs and has shown success in improving health outcomes of individuals while reducing costs and SHARE is assisting in notifying Empower when patients are admitted, discharged and transferred to their local hospitals.

 

About Empower:

Empower helps Arkansans with special needs live better lives and reach their full potential. We empower individuals to lead fuller, healthier lives at home and in their communities. This includes healthcare. Empower helps your doctors and other experts work together. We want you to have choices and be part of the treatment plan. If you have the best care, it is more likely you will reach your goals. As a member of Empower, you will work with a Care Coordinator who will help you with your treatment plan. Your Care Coordinator will make sure you are getting the most out of your services. This will ensure you are getting the best care.

Empower is run by six organizations working together:

  • Arkansas Community Health Network (ACHN). ACHN is composed of four health care systems: Baxter Regional Health SystemNorth Arkansas Medical SystemUnity Health, and White River Health System.
  • Beacon Health Options (Beacon). Beacon is the nation’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to assessing and addressing the clinical and social needs of individuals experiencing mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities. In Arkansas, since 2010, Beacon has had contracts with the Department of Human Services to assist in administering the behavioral health care delivery system.
  • Independent Case Management (ICM). ICM is a statewide premier provider of home and community-based supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Statera. Statera is an entity comprised of leaders and innovators committed to serving the long-term support services needs of Arkansans, including those with behavioral health and developmental disability diagnoses. Together, the representatives of Statera have vast health care experience, spanning home health, hospice, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent care facilities, institutional pharmacies, retail pharmacies, medical clinics, rural health clinics, non-emergency transportation services; and full-service rehabilitation therapy businesses throughout Arkansas. 
  • The Arkansas Healthcare Alliance, LLC. The Alliance is comprised of approximately 22 well-established inpatient and outpatient providers, who strive to provide quality behavioral health, substance use disorder, and intellectual and developmental disability services. Together, the Alliance offers individualized treatment to tens of thousands of Arkansas infants, children, adolescents, adults, and families.
  • Woodruff Health Group, LLC (ARcare/pharmacist). ARcare operates as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). In addition, ARcare is the statewide provider of medical and case management services for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program. Over the last 30 years, ARcare has created a health care home through a network of 36 primary care clinics, three pharmacies, and four wellness centers to serve underserved communities and provide access to quality health care.

Learn more about Empower here: https://www.getempowerhealth.com/

Post date: 2018-09-05T10:42:06-05:00

 

SHARE is assisting Forevercare PASSE (Provider-owned Arkansas Shared Saving Entity) in providing access to daily reports for Medicaid eligible residents of Arkansas when those patients are admitted and discharged from the Emergency Room and Inpatient Encounter Discharges in the last 24 hours. ForeverCare along with three other provider-led health plans, delivers access to healthcare through the PASSE model of care, which is unique to Arkansas and provides coordination of physical health, behavioral health and home and community services to vulnerable Arkansans who qualify for these services due to specific health conditions. Care coordination is increasingly important to Medicaid programs and has shown success in improving health outcomes of individuals while reducing costs and SHARE is assisting in allowing the PASSE to know when their patients are admitted, discharged and transferred to their local hospitals. ForeverCare is comprised of six partner organizations that represent over 300 years of combined experience and success in delivering high quality healthcare to deserving Arkansans.

What is a PASSE?

A PASSE is a Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity that will be certified to perform the administrative services of care coordination and claims management to support direct service providers throughout Arkansas as they care for individuals served under this program. A PASSE is owned by a group of providers that unite around a common set of principles to enhance the delivery system throughout Arkansas. This group of providers will partner with an insurance company or administrative services organization to fulfill requirements set forth by the State:

  • Ensuring every member has a medical home
  • Ensuring each member’s plan of care is being met
  • Organizing a formal network of providers
  • Ensuring every member receives the medically necessary services in his/her plan of care
  • Providing care coordination for every member
  • Sharing information and data with affiliated providers, members and family members, as appropriate
  • Reporting necessary data to ensure accountability and measure performance

ForeverCare Changing the Face of Healthcare

ForeverCare's goal is to nurture relationships where they are trusted by members and their families, caregivers, peers, providers, stakeholders, advocates, the community, and the State as a leader in administering innovative quality services while paying close attention to the responsibility of being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. The ultimate outcome of this it to improve the health and quality of life of our community and its residents.

How ForeverCare Came to Be

In an effort to improve the quality of care and spend tax dollars appropriately, Arkansas explored multiple alternatives to the current Medicaid Fee for Service model. Under Act 775, Risk Based Provider Organizations will become responsible for integrating the physical healthcare services, behavioral health services, and specialized home and community based services for a group of Medicaid recipients. This lead to the creation of PASSE (Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity) and ForeverCare.

See more about ForeverCare at: http://www.forevercare.com/About-Us

Post date: 2018-09-04T11:04:10-05:00

 

The Arkansas Children’s Care Network is working with pediatric practices across the State by improving the health of children by enabling high quality, cost-effective, and coordinated care delivered close to home. SHARE is assisting The Arkansas Children’s Care Network (ACCN) to connect to all doctors treating the same child, which includes a child’s main doctor and any specialists.  SHARE (Arkansas’ Only Statewide Health Information Exchange) is also assisting care coordinators and providers in improving following up with patients that have been admitted/discharged from the Emergency Room and Inpatient Discharges in real-time by daily reports. These daily reports are assisting in improving transitions of care as well as assisting in the quality of care our pediatric population throughout Arkansas needs and deserves.

 

About Arkansas Children’s Care Network:

The Arkansas Children’s Care Network will fundamentally transform healthcare delivery for the children of Arkansas through a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) comprised of health care professionals who provide coordinated and accountable pediatric care supported by a sustainable financial model. This network will improve quality, access, patient/family experience, and affordability of health care while also increasing physician engagement and satisfaction. ACCN will be the nation’s first statewide pediatric CIN, promoting collaboration among primary care and specialty providers who treat children across Arkansas. ACCN will enable its partners to work together in a clinically integrated manner, using common health protocols and pathways so that each child receives quality care at the most appropriate location.

See more about The Arkansas Children's Care Network at: https://www.accnconnect.org/arkansas-childrens-care-network/arkansas-childrens-care-network-home

Post date: 2018-08-28T10:11:01-05:00

19 Access Medical Clinics throughout Arkansas connects to SHARE. All clinics are sending Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Progress Notes, and Discharge Summaries.

About Access Medical Clinic

Access Medical Clinics are leading family practice clinics that provide a complete complement of care and treatment options for patients from Ash Flat, Marked Tree, Bono, and Black Rock, and throughout Arkansas. This dedicated team of physicians, family nurse practitioners, nurses and other healthcare providers and support staff, Access Medical Clinic is committed to helping every member of your family stay as healthy as possible at every age and every stage of life. The clinics offer an array of Medical Care Services, including routine and school physicals, Chronic Care Management, Urgent Care and Walk-ins, Medicare Annual Wellness visits, Women’s Health Services, and other Preventive Care.

Arkansas Clinics Connected to SHARE

Post date: 2018-08-24T13:10:59-05:00

 

Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale joins SHARE. Arkansas Children's Northwest, Arkansas Childen's Hospital and Arkansas Children’s primary care/specialty care clinics are sending Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT), Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Progress Notes, Continuity of Care Documents (CCD's) and Discharge Summaries.

Arkansas Children’s Northwest

The 200,000 children of Northwest Arkansas now have quick, easy access to comprehensive pediatric medical care 24/7 at Arkansas Children's Northwest (ACNW), the region’s first and only children’s hospital and pediatric emergency room. This milestone marks the first time that pediatric emergency medical services have been available where Northwest Arkansas children live, learn and play. Arkansas Children’s Northwest is designed, staffed and equipped just for children. As the region’s only comprehensive pediatric health center, Arkansas Children’s Northwest also offers families:

  • 24 inpatient rooms for overnight stays
  • A primary care clinic and a wide variety of sub-specialty services
  • A state-of-the-art pediatric surgery unit with 5 operating rooms
  • A full range of ancillary and diagnostic services, child life, social work and pastoral care programs
  • 233,613 square feet of wellness space designed to maximize children’s discovery & delight
  • Outdoor gardens, nature trails and interactive features designed specifically for children
  • A helipad and refueling station supporting Angel One, one of the nation’s leading pediatric intensive care transport services

See more about Arkansas Children’s Northwest at: www.archildrens.org/northwest-arkansas-expansion

 

About Arkansas Children’s

Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.

Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) is a pediatric hospital with a level 1 trauma center, that’s located in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is among the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States and serves children from birth to age 21. ACH is affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is a teaching hospital with the UAMS College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics.

 

Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values:  safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Children’s.

For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our system includes two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.

See more about Arkansas Children’s here: https://www.archildrens.org/

Post date: 2018-08-22T11:13:57-05:00

 

Saint Mary’s Regional Health System (SMRHS) is live with SHARE, sending Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT), Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Progress Notes, Continuity of Care Documents (CCD's) and Discharge Summaries.

Saint Mary’s Regional Health System is a 170-bed full-service hospital located in Russellville, Arkansas, they provide a comprehensive range of medical services and high quality care. SMRHS is a forward thinking, innovative hospital where trust, teamwork and technology come together to make a positive difference in the health of their community and region. SMRHS Joint Commission accreditation powerfully demonstrates our commitment to meet the highest national standards for quality and safety. But our most important mission here is to serve you and your family. So we combine the medical and technological resources of a regional center for healthcare with the warm, friendly and personal touch of a caring, compassionate staff.

Hospital Information

  • 170 licensed beds
  • 625 hospital employees (900+ including off-site/contract)
  • 77 Active Physicians
  • 43 Consulting Physicians
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission
  • Millard-Henry Clinic (5 locations)
  • Valley Health Services
  • Outpatient Therapy Center
  • Saint Mary’s Wellness Fitness Center

 

Post date: 2018-08-22T11:11:47-05:00

 

National Park Medical Center (NPMC) is live with SHARE, sending Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT), Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Progress Notes, Continuity of Care Documents (CCD's) and Discharge Summaries.

National Park Medical Center’s is proud to be a community health leader in Hot Springs and the surrounding communities. As a 166-bed full-service hospital, they provide a comprehensive range of medical services and high quality care. NPMC is a forward thinking, innovative hospital where trust, teamwork and technology come together to make a positive difference in the health of their community and region. NPMC Joint Commission accreditation powerfully demonstrates their commitment to meet the highest national standards for quality and safety. But their most important mission is to serve you and your family. So they combine the medical and technological resources of a regional center for healthcare with the warm, friendly and personal touch of a caring, compassionate staff.

To download a printable fact sheet, please click on the following link. National Park Medical Center Printable Fact Sheet

Post date: 2018-08-20T12:39:17-05:00

 

Despite widespread support for organ donation, a severe shortage in the number of organs donated exists. More than 118,000 Americans are on a waiting list for a kidney, heart, liver or other vital organ, and another person is added to that list every 16 minutes. Statistics reveal an average of 18 individuals will die each day while waiting for an available organ. Estimates indicate that more than 25,000 Americans die each year under circumstances that would allow them to become organ donors, but an average of only about 5,000 a year actually donate.

However, knowing this shortage, ARORA uses SHARE (Arkansas’ Statewide Health Information Exchange) to access patient’s information in real time from hospitals and clinics across the State of Arkansas. This allows real-time decisions on if a patient is eligible for organ donation based on their diagnosis, laboratory results, progress notes as well as many other factors. Before having access to SHARE, Paul Coulter, Donation Development Liaison stated “ARORA staff had to drive to hospitals and review the patient’s medical chart before we could deem the patient a candidate for organ donation. This would take many hours,” he said.

During this summer Paul stated “SHARE simply helped restore the life of someone on the waiting list by allowing our providers to have real-time access to a medical history to determine if donation was possible.  We had a family who mentioned their loved one had a cancer diagnosis, but didn’t know all the details.  We researched the patient’s medical records and didn’t find the cancer diagnosis. We then checked SHARE where we found the complete story regarding the cancer, which resulted in the patient becoming a tissue donor. Because of SHARE’s ability to display multiple hospitals’ visits, we were easily able to find the information needed. Without SHARE, this patient would not have been able to enhance the lives of others due to the lack of information.  Donation provides hope and healing for donor families as they know their loved ones helped others in a time of great need.

Paul stated that “Research indicates the primary reason for not donating is lack of education about the subject. A single, multi-organ donor can provide as many as seven organs—heart, liver, two kidneys, two lungs pancreas, and intestine for transplantation—as well as tissue, including corneas, heart valves, skin and bone. Less than one per cent of all deaths are potential organ donors, which also greatly limits the number of organs available for transplant.”

As part of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), ARORA is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). There are three organ transplant centers in Arkansas: Arkansas Children's Hospital, Baptist Health Medical Center and UAMS, all located in Little Rock. Arkansas Children’s Hospital performs heart and kidney transplants; Baptist Medical Center performs heart transplants; and UAMS performs kidney and liver transplants. Surgical centers throughout the state perform tissue transplants, including bone, skin, and cornea grafts.

Since 1988, more than 336,000 kidney transplants have been performed annually across the United States with a success rate of 95 percent. In 2012 there were more than 28,000 organ transplants and more than 450,000 tissue transplants. Each transplant procedure, over the past several years, has shown an increase in not only the number of cases performed each year, but in the success rate as well.

Simply put, having access to SHARE has saved our agency time and resources while making every effort to provide organs and tissues for life-saving and life-enhancing transplantations.

 About Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA)

 

The Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA) was established in 1987 as a non-profit, independent organ procurement agency. ARORA is headquartered in Little Rock, with a satellite office in northwest Arkansas located in Fayetteville. Serving 64 counties in the state, ARORA is managed by an executive director who reports to a board of directors. ARORA is also served by an Advisory Council, consisting of transplant surgeons, related physicians, donor family members, transplant recipients, hospital administrators and public representatives.

 

ARORA’s mission is to restore lives through the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant.

Post date: 2018-08-16T11:23:15-05:00

 

The Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) Mainline Health Systems in Southeastern Arkansas which has thirteen clinics that cover 4 counties have increased their mammogram rates by using SHARE (Arkansas Statewide Health Information Exchange).

Despite gains in recent decades, breast cancer screening rates in the United States remain relatively low, especially among the nation’s most vulnerable populations. Providers and nurses across the Mainline Health System have devised strategies to boost screening rates among the economically disadvantaged patients and patients from underserved racial and ethnic groups, as well as among the general population in the Delta Region in Arkansas.

Mainline Health Systems new effort seeks to increase breast cancer screening rates by eliminating barrier for many women, especially those in vulnerable populations.

If a patient has identified they have received the mammogram at their local hospital, designated staff can log in to SHARE’s Virtual Health Record and pull down the results in real-time.


In order to boost screening rates, Mainline Health System clinics are revisiting its methods for reaching out to patients who are overdue for a mammogram. The traditional approach is to send reminders through the mail, but changes in technology, and in how we use technology, suggest a more fitting option: Simply using SHARE to access real-time information on their patients from around the State of Arkansas regardless of the electronic health records other hospitals or specialist use. Hoping to increase screening participation, Mainline Health System is developing SHARE in its workflow and has proven more effective in getting real-time mammogram results on their patients. This could be especially true for economically disadvantaged patients.

Having access to patient mammograms, labs, and progress notes in real-time has dramatically improved health outcomes in each of their clinics since using SHARE, improving the lives of patients while continuing to increase mammograms in our patients.

 

About Mainline Health Systems

 

Mainline Health Systems, a non-profit organization, has provided affordable medical care for the residents of Southeast Arkansas since 1978. From their first office in Portland all those years ago, Mainline Health Systems has grown to thirteen locations serving Arkansas residents in Ashley, Chicot, Drew, and Lincoln counties. Every year, Mainline Health Systems' healthcare professionals treat thousands of patients who either have no insurance or not enough insurance to cover essential health services. We will never deny care to those in need. Mainline Health Systems' mission is to provide compassionate, quality care for everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Mainline Health Systems' financial assistance programs ensure that everyone in the communities who require medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare can receive it. For more information, visit www.mainlinehealth.net

 

About SHARE

The Arkansas State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) has over 74 hospitals connected/connecting in Arkansas and 61 hospitals in Oklahoma, 14 hospitals in Missouri and over 1,400 facilities/practices connected. SHARE is a secure, electronic system that allows health care providers, health services professionals and public health authorities in Arkansas to exchange accurate patient medical information in real-time. For more information, visit www.SHAREArkansas.com.

 

Post date: 2018-03-12T11:01:30-05:00

SHARE is now integrated with Arkansas Urology at all locations:

  • Benton
  • Clinton
  • Conway
  • Eldorado
  • Heber Springs
  • Little Rock
  • North Little Rock
  • Russellville

About Arkansas Urology:

Arkansas Urology provides the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to its patients through eight Centers of Excellence in urological specialties. The physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the region. Arkansas Urology treats approximately 70,000 patients a year at eight facilities in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Searcy, Pine Bluff and Russellville as well as in the Advanced Prostate Cancer Center. In 2014, Arkansas Urology expanded its services by acquiring Epoch Men’s Health, with clinics in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway and Benton. In 2018 Arkansas Urology developed and opened the Centerview Surgery Center, an accredited, state-of-the-art urological outpatient surgery center.  Arkansas Urology is made up of 17 physicians, eight physician extenders, and 200 clinical and business staff employees.

About SHARE:

The Arkansas State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) has over 74 hospitals connected/connecting in Arkansas and 46 hospitals in Oklahoma and over 1,400 facilities/practices connected. SHARE is a secure, electronic system that allows health care providers, health services professionals and public health authorities in Arkansas to exchange accurate patient medical information in real-time. Organizations that participate in SHARE serve more than 2.9+ million unique patients in Arkansas. For more information, visit www.SHAREArkansas.com.

 

 

Post date: 2018-02-27T09:19:30-06:00

SHARE has been integrated with Howard Memorial Hospital and we are proud to be connected in Nashville, Arkansas!

About Howard Memorial Hospital (HMH):

Howard Memorial Hospital is a 20-bed critical access hospital, established over 60 years ago, serving Howard and surrounding counties.  HMH provides comprehensive patient-focused services that are managed and delivered by a skilled staff of medical professionals.  Howard Memorial Hospital is fully accredited by the Arkansas Department of Health, an assortment of programs designed to meet patients' needs. Their advanced medical facility can offer patients the technology they need.

At Howard Memorial Hospital, they treat patients with the compassion, respect, and dignity they deserve. HMH understands that when patients and their families need medical care, peace of mind is essential.  Howard Memorial Hospital’s nurses, doctors, and other health care professionals look forward to treating patients with the best knowledge, medicine and technology available. They are committed to continually improving programs and services.

Howard Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital located in Nashville, Arkansas. The facility's not-for-profit status ensures that all financial resources remaining after expenses are legally committed to improving the technology, patient services, and the facility.

For more information, vist: https://www.howardmemorial.com/

About SHARE

The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is a secure, electronic system that allows authorized health care providers, health services professionals and public health authorities in Arkansas to exchange accurate patient medical information in real time. The Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT), created by Act 891 of 2011, has implemented SHARE in a series of phases, beginning with Secure Messaging to help providers meet meaningful use requirements, and a fully-functional health information exchange (HIE) that gives health care providers access to hospital discharge summaries, lab results, immunization records and other vital information. For more information, visit www.SHAREArkansas.com.

    

Post date: 2017-12-06T10:01:06-06:00

On Dec. 6, 2017, The Little Rock Embassy Suite welcome healthcare professionals from all across the state of Arkansas for the annual Arkansas Medicaid Educational Conference. This conference is centered around topics such as; Behavioral Health, Medical Management Information Systems (MMIS), Arkansas Works, and Patient-Centered Medical Home Case Studies.

 The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) team had the opportunity to attend this event and inform doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals on the benefits and services SHARE provides. This conference is hosted by the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), A nonprofit whose mission is to promote excellence in health and healthcare through education and evaluation.

Since 1965 Arkansas Medicaid has made healthcare accessible to over 900,000 Arkansans. As a result of Medicaid, lower income families have access to laboratory X-rays, family planning, prescription medication, and much more. During this conference Arkansas Medicaid awarded more the $3.3 million in performance bonus payments to 15 Arkansas hospitals as a part of the annual inpatient Quality Incentive (IQI) program.

 Arkansas Medicaid also announced at the conference that 53 Arkansas private, primary-care practices will receive a combined $12.5 million as a part of the Arkansas Payment Improvement initiative.

About SHARE

The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is a secure, electronic system that allows authorized health care providers, health services professionals and public health authorities in Arkansas to exchange accurate patient medical information in real time. The Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT), created by Act 891 of 2011, has implemented SHARE in a series of phases, beginning with Secure Messaging to help providers meet meaningful use requirements, and a fully-functional health information exchange (HIE) that gives health care providers access to hospital discharge summaries, lab results, immunization records and other vital information. For more information, visit www.SHAREArkansas.com.

 

 

Post date: 2017-10-21T00:00:00-05:00

SHARE attends the Arkansas Senior Expo

Over 500 Arkansan baby boomers and seniors ages 55 and up made their way to the state house convention center in downtown Little Rock for the Senior Expo held on Oct. 21, 2017. This event is centered around health care, wellness, as well as health products and services. The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) team was out front and center informing participants on how they can benefit from SHARE services.

Every year hundreds of seniors look forward to this event. Arkansans that attend this event not only gain great knowledge about healthcare they are able to make new friends and have fun. This event is sponsored by The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

About SHARE

The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is a secure, electronic system that allows authorized health care providers, health services professionals and public health authorities in Arkansas to exchange accurate patient medical information in real time. The Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT), created by Act 891 of 2011, has implemented SHARE in a series of phases, beginning with Secure Messaging to help providers meet meaningful use requirements, and a fully-functional health information exchange (HIE) that gives health care providers access to hospital discharge summaries, lab results, immunization records and other vital information. For more information, visit www.SHAREArkansas.com.

 

Post date: 2016-03-20T00:00:00-05:00

 

 SHARE a Key Component to Transitions of Care (TOC) Access to real time patient data when you need it

Post date: 2015-07-15T00:00:00-05:00
Post date: 2014-10-07T16:19:47-05:00

Physicians and providers all over the state can now access immediately and securely exchange current, updated electronic health records (EHRs) for thousands of Arkansas children, thanks to the contributions of Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), which is now pushing data through SHARE, the Statewide Health Information Exchange.  

SHARE enables providers at different medical facilities across Arkansas to exchange medical records for patients they have in common. Using SHARE, a pediatrician can connect to a patient’s most current and comprehensive health information, including that patient’s health data from other facilities connected to SHARE.

For example, if six-year-old Josephina from Batesville is admitted to Children’s Hospital, her SHARE-connected pediatrician back home can securely access her health data from her stay in the hospital.  Her pediatrician can then update her progress using SHARE, so that Josephina’s other SHARE-connected physicians can also stay informed about her care.

From a hospital’s perspective, if a child arrives in the Emergency Room for the first time after a car wreck, the ER staff is now able to pull up his record in SHARE, see his current medical condition and medications, and make better-informed decisions about his care on the spot.  

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Darrell Leonhard said the hospital was excited to be able to offer this level of care coordination for its patients. “We want the best experience possible for the kids we treat, and we see SHARE as a way to improve the already excellent care provided by the staff at ACH.”

ACH is one of 26 hospitals signed on to participate in SHARE. Arkansas Health Information Technology Coordinator Ray Scott said ACH’s participation marks a turning point for SHARE.

“We are very excited to have Arkansas Children’s Hospital as part of our SHARE network. Every time a new practice or hospital in the state joins SHARE, the network is that much more useful to its participants. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the one that other providers in SHARE have been clamoring for—being able to access electronic records and communicate more easily with ACH makes SHARE significantly more powerful and relevant to all hospitals, physicians, therapists, and parents,” Scott said.

Scott said that research shows that patients whose health records are available via a secure health information exchange with their other physicians receive better care and have fewer duplicate tests and procedures ordered by the different physicians.

“SHARE makes health care better for all of us,” Scott said. “National studies show that the average patient in the U.S. sees 18 different providers. Think about that. Haven’t you ever wished your doctors could communicate your health information with each other so that the next provider you see knows what the previous one did for you? That’s what this linkage between ACH and SHARE makes possible.”

About SHARE

The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is a secure, electronic system that allows authorized health care providers, health services professionals and public health authorities in Arkansas to exchange accurate patient medical information in real time. The Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT), created by Act 891 of 2011, has implemented SHARE in a series of phases, beginning with Secure Messaging to help providers meet meaningful use requirements, and a fully-functional health information exchange (HIE) that gives health care providers access to hospital discharge summaries, lab results, immunization records and other vital information. For more information, visit www.SHAREArkansas.com.

About ACH

Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States serving children from birth to age 21. Over the past century, ACH has grown to span 29 city blocks and house 370 beds, a staff of approximately 500 physicians, 95 residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties and more than 4,000 employees. The private, nonprofit healthcare facility boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking medical research - all dedicated to fulfilling our mission of enhancing, sustaining and restoring children's health and development. For more information, visit www.archildrens.org.

 

Post date: 2014-08-21T14:31:24-05:00

Two Arkansas Critical Access Hospitals receive grants for health IT connectivity

 

Awards from DRA and OHIT to link hospitals to state system

LITTLE ROCK, AR– Thanks in part to the Delta Regional Authority federal/state partnership with the Office of Health Information Technology, providers at Ashley County Medical Center and McGehee-Desha County Hospital now securely and privately can share their patients’ electronic health records with other authorized, SHARE-particpating physicians who are also caring for that patient, even when the doctors work outside of their systems.
 
Through the joint SHARE Connectivity Program, the Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) and the Delta Regional Authority awarded Ashley County Medical Center $5,000 in funds to connect the hospital to the statewide electronic Health Information Exchange, known as SHARE (State Health Alliance for Records Exchange).
 
The Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) expect to reap concrete benefits of SHARE implementation, in the form of improved patient outcomes, as well as long-term savings in both time and money as SHARE’s efficiencies reduce costs and improve workflow.
 
Small hospitals across the state have transitioned from paper records to an electronic medical record (EMR) system. However, these hospitals may not be able to efficiently exchange patient information with larger hospital systems outside of their local communities and with other health care providers throughout Arkansas without connecting to SHARE.
 
Another benefit of SHARE is that information entered into the system is updated immediately for all SHARE-connected providers, decreasing time lost to transferring and transcribing medical records, and decreasing medical errors from having insufficient or outdated patient information.
 
“SHARE saves families money,” Arkansas Health Information Technology Coordinator Ray Scott said. “Getting providers to access the same master patient health record can result in fewer duplicate tests or procedures ordered by multiple providers, and very often helps improve patient health.”
 
Providers must join SHARE to have access to these benefits. Scott said the SHARE access is exciting for these small hospitals, but not limited to them. He added, “Every new hospital or provider we connect to SHARE makes both SHARE and Arkansas health care that much stronger.”
 
The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is Arkansas’ statewide health information exchange (HIE) that allows health care providers, related health services professionals, and public health authorities in Arkansas to access and exchange with each other real-time, secure, electronic patient information that is protected by privacy and security laws. Through its implementation and use, SHARE will reduce medical errors and duplicate testing, promote improved management of chronic diseases, and improve patient care coordination among unaffiliated health care providers.
Post date: 2014-07-28T14:42:09-05:00

Allscripts connects to State of Arkansas' HIE, SHARE
Connection to  SHARE will enable the exchange and use of critical patient data to improve outcomes for practices using Allscripts EHR

CHICAGO AND LITTLE ROCK, AR– July 24, 2014 – Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) and the State of Arkansas have announced that Allscripts electronic health record (EHR) solutions are now fully connected to the state’s healthcare information exchange (HIE) for more efficient and effective exchange of critical patient information to improve the quality and delivery of care.

The State of Arkansas HIE organization, known as the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), is an interoperable database managed by the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT), the agency responsible for establishing and coordinating healthcare information technology (HIT) activities across the state.

The goal of OHIT and SHARE is to promote the effective use of HIT to increase the value attained through the delivery of healthcare services while improving the care and health of Arkansans. Establishing a connection to Allscripts-based systems will facilitate the exchange and use of patient data for thousands of patients.

“We are very pleased that SHARE-based Allscripts clients will be able to connect their patient data,” said Ray Scott, Arkansas HIT Coordinator at OHIT. “Allscripts patient information will enrich the depth and breadth of the SHARE database and will help enable providers—especially those in rural regions—to maintain the health of and improve the quality of care for patients.”

Allscripts comprehensive population health-enabled EHR solutions provide innovative, integrated and interoperable management of the complex medical needs of patients across settings, including ambulatory, acute and home care. Allscripts solutions are architected with integrated population health capabilities. This proprietary, community aware population health framework aggregates and organizes critical patient data, delivering it seamlessly into the clinicians’ workflow for superior decision-making power.

“Allscripts is committed to helping governments and their agencies meet their objectives to improve quality of care,” said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “By connecting to SHARE, we will help providers with critical access to information to improve the quality of care for many Arkansans, including those in rural areas.”

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.

Post date: 2013-12-20T17:02:50-06:00

As 2013 draws to a close, we are taking this opportunity to reflect on a year of tremendous progress made in the implementation of the statewide health information exchange. These are the major milestones we've achieved thanks to the efforts of our OHIT staff, vendor partnerships and support of the health care community:

  • 148 health care sites and 498,454 patient records are on-boarded to SHARE.
  • OHIT and Delta Regional Authority partnered to offer $10,000 grants to Critical Access and Small Rural Hospitals to connect to SHARE. Grants will be awarded to 12 hospitals in January 2014.
  • OHIT is helping make SHARE more affordable to the provider community by negotiating statewide contracts with EMR vendors that reduce or eliminate the vendor’s one-time interface fee to connect to SHARE. The average savings for providers is $10,000.
  • OHIT is building interfaces to the Arkansas Department of Health, including a gateway for Immunizations and connectivity for ELR and Syndromic Surveillance to automate public health reporting through SHARE.
  • For the Arkansas PCMH project, effective January 2014, Medicaid is requiring Practices to use SHARE to transmit admission/discharge data between unaffiliated participants.

For the full report, download the 2013 Year-End Summary [PDF]

Post date: 2013-10-31T09:59:56-05:00

Delta Regional Authority, Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology awards to link critical access hospitals to state system

Chairman Masingill: “Arkansas’ rural communities will be better connected to cutting-edge and cost-effective health care.”

Rural communities throughout the state of Arkansas will have the opportunity to receive funding to connect their hospitals to the state’s electronic health records database, Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill and Office of Health Information Technology Director Ray Scott announced today.

The SHARE Connectivity Program will make available awards to designated Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Small Rural Hospitals (SRHs) in eleven Delta counties as well as in seven counties with such facilities outside the Delta to help with the costs of connecting the hospitals’ electronic health record (EHR) systems with the statewide health information exchange known as SHARE (State Health Alliance for Records Exchange).  The awards of up to $10,000 per facility will assist with implementation costs. Currently, EHR vendor costs of $6,000 to more than $20,000 for implementation are a barrier to some hospitals in the state.

“Providing our communities with quality health care options and supporting a healthy workforce is crucial to economic development in the Delta,” Chairman Chris Masingill said. “Because of this investment, Arkansas’s rural communities will be better connected to cutting-edge and cost-effective health care.”

CAHs and SRHs across the state have transitioned from paper records to electronic medical record systems. However, these hospitals may not be able to efficiently exchange patient information with larger hospital systems and other treating health care providers without connecting to SHARE.

“These small hospital systems are a critical part of the Arkansas health care network,” Scott said. “Having them connect to SHARE will give them access to more complete health information about their patients, and improve their ability to coordinate their patients’ care with other providers.”

The Delta Regional Authority was notified by Governor Beebe’s office that funding was needed, and the project was approved by the DRA last month.  The Authority will contribute $125,300 in total investment that will support program awards directed to twelve eligible CAHs and SRHs in the Delta region, in addition to $70,000 in funds committed by the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology to support vouchers for seven eligible hospitals located outside the Delta. The twelve eligible CAHs and SRHs serve eleven Delta counties: Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Clay, Dallas Desha, Drew, Fulton, Izard, and Randolph.

“The SHARE Connectivity Program is an important step in bringing our state’s rural hospitals to the next level of health care delivery,” Governor Mike Beebe said. “Connecting these hospitals to our state’s network of electronic health records will provide much needed coordinated health care to Arkansas families and communities.”

“Today’s announcement is great news for Arkansas hospitals and families. This critical funding will allow for better coordination among our hospitals and improved patient care,” U.S. Senator Mark Pryor said. “As the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet (CTI), I’ll keep working to ensure all Arkansas hospitals and businesses have access to affordable online tools so they can operate more efficiently and save money. “

“This is an important investment in the health of rural Arkansans that will provide more opportunities to connect with health care providers and seek the care they depend on,” U.S. Senator John Boozman said. “This is a great step to containing health care costs and improving access to physicians for citizens in the Delta.”

“The demand for local access to superior healthcare far outweighs available resources in Arkansas.  That’s why utilizing technology is so important in meeting this need by making patient records available electronically.  Today’s announcement is a patient-centered solution that will lower costs and improve Arkansans’ access to quality health care, U.S. Representative Tim Griffin said.”

“The SHARE connectivity program is an excellent way to improve coordination across geographical lines that will improve quality of care in rural Arkansas, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford said. “This creative approach is exactly the type of innovation we need to support rural families, and I applaud the Delta Regional Authority and Office of Health Information Technology for their involvement in this issue.”  

The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership that is congressionally mandated to help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives in the 252 counties and parishes of the Delta. In twelve project cycles, the Authority is helping to create and retain nearly 41,000 jobs and has leveraged $2.7 billion in other public and private investments in the Delta region.

The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is Arkansas’ statewide health information exchange (HIE) that allows health care providers, related health services professionals, and public health authorities in Arkansas to access and exchange with each other real-time, secure, electronic patient information that is protected by privacy and security laws. Through its implementation and use, SHARE will reduce medical errors and duplicate testing, promote improved management of chronic diseases, and improve patient care coordination among unaffiliated health care providers.
 

Contacts:  DRA Press Office
501-416-3789, [email protected]

Christy Williams, OHIT
501-978-3944, [email protected]
 

Post date: 2013-10-29T16:42:16-05:00

We are pleased to welcome the following new participants to SHARE:

These providers join a growing network of 116 hospitals, community health centers and practices that are signing up to participate in SHARE. As of August 2013, 8 hospitals, 47 CHCs, 3 behavioral health entity and 58 physician practices are using or implementing SHARE.

View a complete list of all participating health care providers >>

Post date: 2013-10-29T16:37:05-05:00

Health care providers may question why they should partcipate in a Health Information Exchange (HIE) when they already use an EHR system that is capable of sharing patient data with other providers. But what does it actually take for that EMR/EHR system to exchange data with the myriad hospitals, specialists, labs, pharmacies, public health registries and other organizations that need it? With the average cost of an interface ranging from $10,000 to $50,000, according to the Pacific Health Journal, achieving interoperability with numerous EHR interfaces can cost providers a lot of time and money. HIEs like SHARE offer a more coordinated approach to data sharing.

SHARE explored this topic in an article published in partnership with the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care in the October issue of the Arkansas Medical Society Journal. Check it out to learn about how HIEs like SHARE offer a more coordinated and potentially less expensive approach to data sharing than one-to-one EHR interfaces.

SHARE: Bridging the Interoperability Gap between EHRs

Post date: 2013-09-18T13:55:06-05:00

In the spirit of National Health IT Week, we've teamed up with Get Real Health and produced a fun infographic that shows what Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are and why they're important to providers and patients alike.

Please help spread the word about HIEs like SHARE by tweeting, sharing and forwarding this to your colleagues, friends and anyone who may not know about HIEs.

Also, be sure to check out SHARE's guest blog for a personal take on why we need HIEs.

 

Post date: 2013-09-11T16:11:57-05:00

As a partner in the advancement of health information technology to help improve healthcare, SHARE is joining approximately 200 public and private sector organizations to participate in the 8th Annual National Health IT Week (September 16-20, 2013).  National Health IT Week 2013 is the premier event offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health information technology (IT) brings to U.S. healthcare. “One Voice, One Vision.”

Comprehensive health care reform is not possible without system-wide adoption of health information technology, which improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.

With Meaningful Use now providing the way forward, eligible providers across the country increasingly understand the benefits for themselves and their patients, and are adopting Meaningful Use compliant electronic health records.

Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Health IT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for using health IT as part of the overall solution to improve America’s healthcare as a bipartisan, federally led, market driven initiative.

The Week consists of events in Washington DC and across the country, including National Health IT Week 2013 participants —vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— all working together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT.

Visit www.HealthITWeek.org for a full list of partners and updates on the Week’s national activities. Working together with our growing coalition of stakeholders, SHARE is helping to transform healthcare for Arkansans and for all.
 

Post date: 2013-08-16T16:57:52-05:00

Say hello to the new SHARE! We are excited to announce the launch of a fresh new SHARE logo and website. The new branding marks a season of explosive growth as we have successfully moved from Phase I into Phase II of the statewide health information exchange (HIE) and are currently connecting more than 100 health care entities to SHARE.

Our new logo symbolizes two-way data sharing and represents a vibrant future of health information exchange in Arkansas. You’ll see four brightly colored arrows pointing inward—these signify different health care providers sending clinical information to SHARE. The four white arrows pointing outward represent SHARE gathering these disconnected health records and pushing them out to providers when and where they're needed.  

This bold new look carries over into the SHARE website, where you’ll find updated information and new interactive features packaged in a repsonsive design, making the site easy to use on your mobile phone, tablet and desktop computer.

As we advance to this critical stage of growth, our new bright colors, dynamic logo and new website align SHARE's image with the ground-breaking and important work we are doing for the Arkansas health care community and the patients it serves.

If you use the SHARE logo in any marketing materials, please Contact Us and request a new logo. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think about the new SHARE logo and website.

Post date: 2013-08-12T12:12:33-05:00

In 2012, the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) issued a Patient Portal Request for Information (RFI) and explored offering a statewide patient portal for participating SHARE health care providers. Due to resource limitations, a patient portal will not be subsidized by OHIT at this time.

However, we have negotiated tiered, statewide pricing for providers contracting with Get Real Health, which will offer a patient portal solution directly to providers that allows them to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for patient engagement. OHIT is not managing or implementing this solution.

We will work with Get Real Health to determine the viability of using SHARE as a communications pathway for third-party patient portals. If Get Real Health’s e-commerce solution works as planned, OHIT will work with other existing patient portal vendors to ensure their patients have access to the same levels of health information through the statewide HIE.

We thank all the vendors who participated in the RFI for their interest and participation the process.

For more information, see the Get Real Health announcement.
 

Post date: 2013-08-12T12:03:50-05:00

PrimeSUITE EHR Users: Don't miss this webinar!

SHARE has partnered with Greenway to offer practices that use Greenway’s PrimeSUITE electronic Health Record (EHR) system a significant discount to join SHARE.

We’ve waived the one-time HIE connection fee and negotiated Greenway fees on your behalf so that instead of paying $12,000+ to interface your EMR system with SHARE, your one-time connection cost is now $0 with a low monthly per-provider support fee.

Join us for a webinar Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to learn more about this opportunity.  We will provide an overview of SHARE, details on the steeply discounted connection fee we have negotiated with Greenway, and specifics about how to get started with SHARE.

​Who Should Participate?

CIOs, office managers, physicians, nurses, assistants and anyone involved in the management of a Greenway PrimeSUITE EHR system at an Arkansas provider practice.

Length

30 minute presentation with Q&A to follow.

How to Attend the Webinar

Click this link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4988543981097662464
Once you have registered, you will receive a follow-up email and a reminder email with details about how to join the webinar.

If you are unable to participate, please call 501.410.1999 for more information.
 

Post date: 2013-07-18T13:41:37-05:00

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a July 11 news release highlighting the efforts of 10 state health information exchange (HIE) programs that have set up infrastructure to enable the exchange of health information among providers caring for patients who are displaced from their homes in natural disasters. SHARE is currently building an interstate Direct connection that will allow Arkansas to connect with the 10 states that have already announced their partnership in the HHS program.

See the news release below.
 


States prepare for seamless exchange of health records after disasters

Ten state HIE programs have established infrastructure for secure exchange of health information

As part of an effort to help make sure their residents’ health information is available after a hurricane or other wide-spread disaster, four Gulf states have partnered with six states in the East and Midwest to help patients and providers access critical health information when they are unable to visit their regular doctors or hospitals.

Working with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), health information exchange (HIE) programs in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and West Virginia today announced their partnership to allow for the exchange of health information among providers caring for patients who are displaced from their homes.

All of the state HIE programs participating in the initiative currently have established at least one operational interstate connection and are working with other states including Arkansas and Mississippi. The 10-state initiative is being made possible through information technology infrastructure provided through Direct. Direct is a tool developed by an ONC-led collaboration with broad health information technology (IT) industry participation that allows for the secure exchange of health information over the Internet.

“Through disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy and large tornadoes in Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, in 2011 and more recently in Moore, Oklahoma, we have learned the importance of protecting patients’ health records through electronic tools like health information exchanges,” said Farzad Mostashari, M.D., national coordinator for health IT. “Patients are better off when states and health information exchange organizations work together to ensure that health information can follow patients when they need it the most.”

A guidebook, published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, can also help primary care clinicians connect their patients’ electronic health records to a local HIE hub and regional health information organizations. The guide, Regional Health e-Decisions: A Guide to Connect Health Information Exchange in Primary Care, is available at www.healthit.ahrq.gov/RegionalHealtheDecisionsGuide.pdf.

The Southeast Regional Health IT and Health Information Exchange Collaboration (SERCH) is leading the collaborative effort. SERCH was funded through ONC’s State Health Policy Consortium and its members include Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Since SERCH began in April 2010, similar collaborations, using a variety of methods, have helped to resolve cross-border barriers toward facilitating the multi-state exchange of health information.

In 2012, SERCH completed an analysis of barriers to health information exchange and issued recommendations for developing HIE infrastructure to support disaster preparedness and response. In their final report, SERCH recommended a phased approach to use existing data sources such as health plans and state agencies to overcome barriers to HIE across states. The report can be found at http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/SERCH-White-Paper.pdf

 “The SERCH effort will enable health care providers to contact a patient’s health plans and available health care providers for information about the patient’s medical history when it is most needed,” said Nicole Lurie, M.D., assistant secretary for Preparedness and Response.  “But patients can help protect their own information and that of their children by saving it electronically.”

Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Post date: 2013-07-16T17:02:49-05:00

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Eligible professionals can receive up to $44,000 through the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and up to $63,750 through the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. SHARE will help providers satisfy several meaningful use requirements in stages one and two.

Below are the most current EHR Incentive Program payments made to Arkansas health care providers since 2011:

EHR Incentive Payments made to Arkansas Health Care Providers, May and June 2013

Post date: 2013-07-16T16:38:41-05:00

SHARE has partnered with three electronic health record system (EHR) vendors – eClinicalWorks, Greenway and GE Centricity – and negotiated vendor fees to save providers that use these EHR systems tens of thousands of dollars to interface their EHR systems with SHARE.

Through one connection to SHARE, eClinicalWorks, Greenway and GE Centricity EHR practices will be able to receive clinical data from any participating hospital or lab, automate reporting to the Arkansas Department of Health, and exchange health information with other participating providers. This is a major change from when a practice had to buy, build and maintain multiple EHR interfaces to connect to different data partners.

We conducted an informational webinar in June for practices that use the eClinicalWorks EHR, and we will soon announce details about the Greenway and GE Centricity connections and what it means for practices using those EHR systems.

As part of the SHARE Connection program, we are reaching out to all EHR vendors with a presence in Arkansas and negotiating statewide contracts like what we’ve arranged with these vendors.
 

Post date: 2013-07-16T16:20:00-05:00

We are pleased to announce that ARcare has signed a SHARE participation agreement and has committed to joining SHARE. ARcare is the first community health center to join the Arkansas health information exchange (HIE). The following 24 locations will be participating:

Augusta Bald Knob
Carlisle Cabot
England Cotton Plant
Jonesboro South Conway
Parkin Cherry Valley
Des Arc Independence
Hazen Batesville Southside
Newport McCrory
Jonesboro North Wynne
Lake City Brinkley
Searcy Kensett
Heber Springs Swifton

ARcare is connecting its electronic health record (EHR) system to SHARE and should begin exchanging patient health information through SHARE within the coming months.

The statewide HIE will allow ARcare health care providers to electronically access and share patient health information with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) in Harrison, Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) in Pine Bluff and other providers that use SHARE.

For example, if an ARcare patient is treated at the UAMS Emergency Room, ARcare will receive an automatic notification and details of the treatment for follow-up. SHARE provides access to critical patient health information that can improve the quality of care and health outcomes.

We will follow up with another announcement when ARcare is fully "live" and using SHARE.

ARcare joins a growing network of hospitals and practices that are signing up to participate. As of July 2013, 5 hospitals, 39 community health centers, one behavioral health entity and 10 physician practices are using or implementing SHARE.

Post date: 2013-04-29T13:05:18-05:00

David Miller, Chair of the HIE Council for OHIT and Vice Chancellor for Information Technology / Chief Information Officer at UAMS, has accepted a seat on the HIMSS HIE Committee. The committee comprises the top health IT leaders in the nation who have substantial experience with health information exchange. Miller’s two-year term begins July 1, 2013 and will end June 30, 2015.

The HIMSS HIE Committee plans national HIE activities, defines the role HIE plays in Meaningful Use, provides support for State Level HIE activities, expands key HIE audience stakeholders, and assists HIMSS membership and the health care industry at large with the journey toward HIE deployment and use.

In addition to his new role with the HIMSS HIE Committee, Miller also serves as chair of the HIE Council for the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology, as chair-elect of the American Association of Medical College’s Group on Information Resources, as President-elect and HIE Chair of the Arkansas HIMSS Chapter, as well as other council memberships nationally. He is a Fellow with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote the best use of information technology and management systems in the health care industry. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members and is among the most prestigious membership organizations for health care information professionals.

 

Post date: 2013-03-26T13:08:16-05:00

SHARE made the cover of the latest Arkansas Hospitals magazine. Check out pages 12 and 13 for the story about North Arkansas Regional Medical Center becoming the first hospital in Arkansas to launch the Health Information Exchange.

Post date: 2013-02-25T10:26:25-06:00

Read about SHARE and the exciting progress Arkansas hospitals are making toward exchanging electronic health records in an Arkansas Business article published today. Hospitals Move Toward Electronic Records Exchange

Post date: 2013-02-11T12:09:05-06:00

We are pleased to announce that Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) in Pine Bluff has signed a SHARE participation agreement and is the third hospital to join SHARE. JRMC is a 471-bed acute care hospital with 11 off-campus clinics and affiliated centers, and is the largest regional hospital system to join the Arkansas health information exchange (HIE).

JRMC will begin the process of connecting its electronic health record (EHR) system to SHARE and should begin exchanging patient health information through SHARE within the coming months.

The statewide HIE will allow JRMC health care providers to electronically access and share patient health information with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) in Harrison, and other providers that will use SHARE.

 

Post date: 2012-09-10T00:00:00-05:00

 

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