12 May 2021, Little Rock, Arkansas “Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic PA is excited to expand connection of integration and be part of the SHARE network. Their vast health information exchange network will allow our patients to connect with the resources that they need,” says Lyndi Turner, Practice Administrator, Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic PA. “A core tenet of our mission is to achieve the best outcomes for our patients, and we are confident that this partnership advances that priority”. “SHARE also allows us to meet the patient centered medical homes (PCMH) program and our clinically integrated network, Arkansas Children’s Care Network (ACCN) metrics as we track high-priority beneficiaries, following up with patients within 10 days and knowing high utilizers of the ED, whether it is at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, National Park Medical Center, CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, UAMS or Baptist Health ”, added Lyndi Turner.
In Arkansas, where many large and small health systems use disparate EHR systems, including in the Hot Springs region, this is a particularly important milestone because the single interface to SHARE will allow providers at both clinic locations and staff to access laboratory results, radiology reports, progress notes, discharge summaries from outside hospitals and specialty clinics. The clinics referral network care teams can now also view the patient data, as data is flowing from Greenway EMR interface to SHARE. Also, access to real-time and historical patient health information through the SHARE Virtual Health Record (VHR) includes:
- Admission, Discharge and Transfer Data (ADTs)
- Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) to include Allergies, BMI, Problems, Medications, Vitals, Social History, Demographic, Insurance, and Past Provider Information, Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Pathology Reports, Discharge Summaries and Progress Notes
“This project marks an exciting milestone for Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic PA and we are thrilled to continue our partnership to make these results available to the healthcare community in Arkansas to the patients’ care team,” says Justin Villines, HIT Policy Integrator, SHARE HIE.
Now that Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic PA healthcare team can access the real-time clinical patient results outside of The Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic PA Greenway EMR system, crucial time will be saved in clinical decision-making. There will no longer be a need to log into a separate system for the information or call other facilities to have the medical records physically sent. This enhanced functionality improves communication among providers who are caring for the same patients, but who use different electronic health record systems.
About Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic PA: A Premier Pediatric Care from Birth to College in Hot Springs
Their clinic is well established and well known for their expertise and experience in pediatric care. Their caring attitude toward all patients is the reason why we've been so successful! Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic, P.A. is conveniently located next to the National Park Medical Center, close to Hot Springs' historical downtown, and just a few minutes from Martin Luther King Jr. bypass. You can rest assured that they will care for your children & adolescents like they were their own! Here at Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic, P.A., helping support the health and well-being of your child is their primary focus. From providing well childcare to being there when your child is ill, you can count on them to work with you in addressing any health issue. All their pediatricians are certified through the American Board of Pediatrics
For more Information about Hot Springs Pediatric Clinic PA visit: https://www.hotspringspediatric.com
About Arkansas Children's Care Network (ACCN): 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.
So, what is interoperability and why is it important in Healthcare? “Interoperability” is the ability for Healthcare technology systems and devices to exchange, interpret, and store data using common standards
SHARE is Prepared to Help Hospital Systems Comply with CMS, ONC Final Interoperability Rule
2020: CMS and ONC issued final interoperability, Information Blocking and the ONC Health IT final rules March 9; majority of the regulations are effective Spring 2021. Deadlines were recently rolled back to allow more time, as resources are targeted into COVID-19 pandemic response (CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule).
Comply with “ Final Interoperability” Rules: State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) is here for you, ready to support health care providers who administer care to Arkansas residents. SHARE is prepared to help participants comply and implement our health information exchange (HIE) data exchange to make protected patient health information more accessible. SHARE is offering incentives to offset costs to hospitals and health systems for participating in the SHARE network to comply with the CMS, ONC Final Interoperability Rule.
➢ The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) finalized rules March 9, 2020, requiring major changes for payers and hospitals to provide patients unprecedented safe access to their own health information.
➢ The rules address interoperability, information blocking, patient access to data and electronic health record (EHR)
certification. In most cases, compliance calls for implementing significant data transparency requirements. CMS mandates hospitals and health systems to send admissions, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications as soon as possible.
➢ Effective Spring 2021, hospitals must electronically send admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) alerts to community providers when patients are seen in the emergency department or admitted to, discharged, and/or transferred from the hospital to another community provider or practitioner. ADT alerts improve care quality and reduce readmissions.
✓SHARE ADT Notifications further help primary care providers keep track of patients during public health crises, most notably the COVID-19 pandemic.
✓CMS is now requiring these hospitalization alerts as a condition of participation in Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, other time-sensitive requirements include: By May 1, 2021, hospitals must start sending ADT notifications to patients’ physicians. Payers have until July 1, 2021 to comply.
✓In late-2021, CMS will start publicly reporting the identity of clinicians, hospitals and critical access hospitals practicing information blocking (broadly defined as practices that are likely to interfere with, prevent, or materially discourage the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information).
Condition of Participation/Admission, Discharge & Transfer (ADT) Notifications: This rule requires hospitals, including psychiatric hospitals and critical access hospitals, to send notifications that must include at least a patient name, treating practitioner name and sending institution name. The health system will send notification at the time of registration at the emergency department; admission to the hospital’s inpatient services; the patient’s discharge or transfer from hospital’s emergency department; the patient’s discharge or transfer from hospital’s inpatient services. This requirement is effective May 1, 2021. SHARE already offers event notification services to its participants. This federal regulation is achieved by SHARE participants sending their ADT information to SHARE and SHARE delivering event notification service through (NexGen Healthcare Solutions, Mirth Connect).
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April 2, 2021, Little Rock, Arkansas Magnolia Regional Medical Center located in Magnolia, Arkansas expands connection to the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) , the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Arkansas hospitals, physicians and clinicians to safely and securely exchange patient health information. Connecting to SHARE allows Magnolia Regional Medical Center to further augment its continuity of care (CCDs) while improving access to a patient’s information for diagnosis and treatment. Magnolia Regional Medical Center has integrated SHARE into its Health Information Exchange (HIE) application—CPSI EMR System—to help improve patient safety and reduce potential medication and medical errors.
Stephen Collier, CIO of Magnolia Regional Medical Center, stated “Magnolia Regional Medical Center participation in the statewide health information exchange network will allow us exchange CCDAs with primary care providers within our community,” said Collier.
Through SHARE, providers at Magnolia Regional Medical Center can improve both direct care delivery and coordination by having ever-present access to clinical information, such as medical history, previous diagnoses, lab tests, medications, and allergies. Additionally, access is available to historical medical data on patients using the SHARE virtual health records allows for gap closures and reduction in potential readmissions. SHARE provides Magnolia Regional Medical Center 24-hour daily reports on all readmissions.
The 30-day readmission notification allows Magnolia Regional Medical Center to receive a secure message notification when a patient that discharged from their facility, was readmitted into any SHARE participating hospital within a 30-day timeframe. Magnolia Regional Medical Center clinics’ also receives SHARE daily reports that make available to healthcare providers the most recent critical events, such as emergency department discharge and inpatient discharges, with patients within the last 24 hours regardless of insurance, COVID 19 positive reports and COVID 19 vaccine reports. This allows the hospital and clinic to assist patients’ with transitions of care and timely follow-up.
“Magnolia Regional Medical Center is part of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (ARHP) comprised of 14 rural hospital members and two Federally Qualified Health Centers spanning across South Arkansas, said Rex Jones, CEO of Magnolia Regional Medical Center. “Together we continue to expand, nurture, and provide programs throughout the Partnership’s individual communities and the Arkansas Delta region. As part of the ARHP, Magnolia Regional Medical Center received a grant from Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield to integrate their EMR system to SHARE to improve quality in Columbia County as well as patients from Lafayette, Nevada, Ouachita, and Union counties and well as residents of Northern Louisiana”, said Jones.
SHARE is helping to transform the quality of care for—and the health of—Arkansans and has successfully connected members, which are comprised of other state HIEs, hospital systems, physician groups, various specialist, and individual practitioners. The Network currently reaches counties across the entire state and has millions of patient records accessible to providers.
About Magnolia Regional Medical Center (MRMC):
Magnolia Regional Medical Center is a non-profit Acute Care Hospital. The hospital has been in continuous operation since 1939 and is licensed to operate 49 beds. In February 2010, a new facility opened replacing the original 1939 building and additions. The hospital continues to serve a diverse population in Columbia County and a large part of Southwest Arkansas including neonatal, pediatric, obstetric, adult, and geriatric patients.
Magnolia Regional Medical Center is located near the center of the City of Magnolia, eighteen miles from the Louisiana border, in the southwest corner of the state. It serves as the sole community provider of medical care for a thirty-five-mile radius. The primary service area is Columbia County but receives patients from Lafayette, Nevada, Ouachita, and Union counties, as well as residents of Northern Louisiana.
Learn more about MRMC: https://magnoliarmc.org
Unifying Care, Transforming Communities.
Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (ARHP) is a public nonprofit comprised of 14 rural hospital members & 2 FQHC's spanning south Arkansas. Together it continues to expand, nurture and provide programs throughout the Partnership’s individual communities.
Over the past decade, ARHP has grown from 5 to 14-member hospitals, obtained over $12M in grant funding, and successfully implemented and sustained 52 grant-funded programs across the 22-county rural service area.
ARHP has become a reference point and model for rural health innovation and collaboration across the state and nation. ARHP’s outreach programs and services address the needs of our local communities. They are a direct result of listening to the communities and member organizations. Community health needs assessments conducted for each community hospital function as a foundation for all ARHP programs and services.
Learn more about ARHP+: https://www.arruralhealth.org
COVID-19 Vaccine Notifications
The Arkansas Department of Health/SHARE COVID-19 Vaccine Notifications service brings alerts of patients/members that have received dose (1) or dose (2) of the COVID-19 Vaccine. The report includes manufacturer, date, and vaccine given location. The qualified participants that are currently receiving the SHARE 24-hour daily reports of ED and Inpatient Discharges will also get the COVID-19 Vaccine Notifications.
Through direct secure messaging, we can also notify you when patients have tested positive for COVID-19.
Access to this timely information can be used to;
- Improve disease management during COVID-19 pandemic
- Improve care management and coordination for patients or members of given Vaccine
- Inform quality improvement and vaccinated patient groups
- Help healthcare providers pinpoint areas for improving outcomes
COVID-19 Vaccine Report Example:
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NEA Baptist Health System and Baptist Memorial Hospital- Crittenden is now LIVE with SHARE sending Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT), Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Discharge Summaries (MDM) and soon Continuty of Care Documents (CCDAs). SHARE offers reliable, secure method of data exchange
Little Rock, Arkansas – March 2021 – SHARE, the Arkansas statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) announced today that Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation Facilities in Arkansas has successfully connected to its health information exchange (HIE) network. As Arkansas’s primary safety-net institution in northeast Arkansas, Baptist Memorial treats 20% of Arkansas’s population annually, seeing thousands of patient visits annually. Serving Arkansas, NEA Baptist Health System provides a wide range of medical care services and treatments using high quality diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. The hospital is well equipped to serve the needs of their patients with 228 beds with expansion space for 300 beds.
The connection of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation’s EPIC electronic medical record system with SHARE’s HIE greatly expands its capabilities to coordinate patient care quickly and efficiently with community providers throughout Arkansas. When a patient is hospitalized or has a medical test performed at Baptist Memorial, Arkansas based hospitals and clinics, important health information is electronically recorded and automatically available to the patient’s care providers on the SHARE network, including laboratory results (including COVID-19), radiology results , transcription notes and vital information from admission and discharge.