February 2021 Little Rock, Arkansas – Having rapid and secure access to previously unavailable patient information from the emergency departments, specialist and inpatient is critical in helping high risk patients. Autumn Road Family Practice, a leading family medicine provider in Arkansas, has gone live as a data provider with the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), with their Athena EMR system.
As the Arkansas’s only statewide health information exchange, SHARE is an electronic network for hospitals, physicians, medical providers, behavioral health, LTPAC facilities and others to safely exchange clinical results and reports. This data is securely stored in SHARE’s Community Health Record and shared as clinical care warrants.
“Including information from Autumn Road Family Practice in SHARE’s master patient index will help to create a more complete Community Health Record,” according to Anne Santifer, Director, Office of Health Information Technology.
In Arkansas, where many large and small health systems use disparate EMR systems, including in Central Arkansas, this is a particularly important milestone because the single interface to SHARE will allow the clinics’ providers and staff to access laboratory results, radiology reports, progress notes, discharge summaries from outside hospitals and specialty clinics in their Athena EMR System. The care team can now also view the following patient data through SHARE’s Athena interface and access historical patient health information through the SHARE Virtual Health Record (VHR) to include:
- Admission, Discharge and Transfer Data (ADT)
- Allergies, Problems, Medications, Vitals, Social History, Demographic, Insurance, and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
- Laboratory Results, Radiology Reports, Pathology Reports, Discharge Summaries, Continuity of Care Documents and Progress Notes
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 or faxed over. This enhanced functionality improves communication among providers who are caring for the same patients, but who use different electronic health record systems.
“We believe that coordinating and collaborating with other local health care providers will improve patient outcomes and help enhance people’s well-being and quality of life,” said Tabitha Childers MSN, RN, Practice Administrator, Autumn Road Family Practice. “We are pleased to be part of the health information exchange and provide critical patient information with SHARE to support better continuity of care for our patients.”, said Childers.
About Autumn Road Family Practice:
Autumn Road Family Practice has been in business for over 50 years – with more than 130 years of combined physician expertise. They are a family medical practice healthcare team with a heart of service providing Central Arkansas with excellent, comprehensive healthcare. They promote wellness and treating illness while empowering the patient to improve their overall health in a respectful, caring environment. They offer a seasoned team committed to caring for patients and their families.
Their unique qualities include taking time to listen to our patients’ concerns, offering extended hours, twenty-four-hour accessibility to one of our physicians at all times, flexible scheduling so that our patients can be seen the same day if needed and patient access to their medical record on-line. They aspire to become the Family Practice clinic of choice in greater Little Rock by striving for extraordinary care and exceptional medical insight. Their patients are partners in their care as we help support their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being.
Services include but not limited to:
- Wellness Visits
- Management of Chronic Conditions
- On-site Lab
- On-site Imaging Services
- Women’s Health
- Weight Loss
- ADHD Treatment
- Preventative Health
- DOT Physicals
- Interpreter Services
Visit https://autumnroadfamilypractice.com/ to learn more.