Little Rock, Arkansas August 2020
Apache Drive Children’s Clinic healthcare team now have safe and secure access to the medical information they need to make timely, informed treatment decisions of the children they see. The availability of this critical information through the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) supports the continuity of a patient’s care and can help prevent stressful, costly readmissions.
Apache Drive Children’s Clinic is now delivering medical results and reports to SHARE’s community health record, which ensures safe and secure delivery of this information to other healthcare providers. The health information exchange allows for the patient’s “home” healthcare team to have direct access to the results of any tests or procedures conducted by the care team’s such as Arkansas Children’s Clinic- Jonesboro , NEA Baptist Clinic, UAMS Health, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, ADH Local Health Unit- Jonesboro, etc.- helping to create a more complete health record.
Sharing this information across health systems helps to reduce costs, save time, and improve care by reducing the number of unnecessary and duplicative tests. The SHARE system also provides a robust platform for care teams to better coordinate care plans on their shared patients.
Immediate access to a patient’s medical history is invaluable, particularly in an emergency. Apache Drive Children’s Clinic collaboration with SHARE is an integral part of our ongoing commitment to provide safe, high-quality health and wellness services to children of Arkansas. This includes the Arkansas Children’s Care Network (ACCN), a statewide pediatric clinically integrated network (CIN).
Additionally, SHARE currently receives high-level data – admission, discharge, and transfer summaries – for Arkansas patients and sends Apache Drive Children’s Clinic 24-hour daily reports when their patients have an ED and Inpatient Discharge from Arkansas Children’s, St. Bernard’s, Arkansas Methodist, CHI St. Vincent, St. Bernard’s Fiver Rivers, South Mississippi County Health System, UAMS Health, Baptist Health, etc. SHARE also is alerting the clinic if any of their patients have a positive COVID-19 test results in daily reports.
“The seamless communication achieved through partnerships like these is key to improving care and reducing healthcare costs,” said Chris Applegate, LPN, Practice Manager. “Patients who do not receive timely post-treatment care are at an increased risk of a return visit to the hospital sooner rather than later.
About Apache Drive Children’s Clinic
Apache Drive Children’s Clinic is staffed by kid-friendly health experts who provide quality care to children of all ages. You’re welcome to learn more about Dr. Lowery Beck, nurse Jessica Counts and our clinic!
Lowery Beck, MD: Dr. Beck served his medical internship and residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Jessica Counts, APN: Nurse practitioner Jessica Counts knew she always wanted to work with children. She earned both her BS and MS degrees in nursing at Arkansas State University. Today, she is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Tanika Jarret, APRN: Tanika Jarrett joined the Apache Drive Children’s Clinic team in September 2019. She earned her BS in nursing from Arkansas State University and her MS in nursing from Walden University. She is also certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credential Center.
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.