For Immediate Release
Little Rock, Arkansas. – July 9, 2021 –
SHARE, the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange, recently announced that Arkansas Surgical Hospital has successfully connected to its health information exchange (HIE) network. Arkansas’ statewide health information exchange and Arkansas Surgical Hospital, a physician-owned hospital, now offer patients and physicians with centralized medical information.
The connection of Arkansas Surgical Hospital’s MEDHOST 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 for orthopedic and spine surgery, or has a medical test performed at the Arkansas Surgical Hospital, important health information is electronically recorded and automatically available to the patient’s other care providers on the SHARE network. This can include laboratory results (including COVID-19), radiology results, transcription notes and vital information from admission and discharge.
This immediate communication will help the patient’s care team better address his or her medical needs, which can prevent repeat hospitalizations and redundant testing.
“Arkansas Surgical Hospital is excited to be a part of the SHARE network. Their vast health information system will eventually allow our patients to connect with the resources that they need,” says Trevor Bates, CIO, Arkansas Surgical Hospital. “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.”
About Arkansas Surgical Hospital:
Their skilled physicians and caring staff provide exceptional healthcare to all their patients. This includes keeping their patients safe while they are in the hospital. Some of the ways they keep their patients safe include:
Infection rate of less than 0.5% compared to national average of 3%.
Assigning fewer patients to each nurse, giving staff more time to focus on patient needs.
Rounding hourly on patients by care team.
Learn More: https://www.arksurgicalhospital.com/about-us/
5201 Northshore Drive * North Little Rock * Arkansas * 72118 * 501-748-8000