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Harvey Pediatrics is changing medicine in Northwest Arkansas using SHARE

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 09:00 -- Whitney Mayo

“Connectivity to SHARE required little effort from our practice and will assist us in following up on our patients after an unfortunate ED or Inpatient visit by one of our Children.”  –Dr. Bryan Harvey, MD

July 2020 Rogers, Arkansas

Harvey Pediatrics in Rogers has experienced first-hand the value of using the Arkansas Health Information Exchange known as SHARE - the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange. This pediatric practice provides medical care for children ranging in age from birth to 21. The staff of four physicians, two nurse practitioners, two licensed clinical social workers and a support staff provides care for a patient population of over 8,000 pediatric patients in northwest Arkansas.

After joining SHARE the clinic began to use the web-based portal which allows the medical professionals to view their patients’ health records and direct-trust secure messaging which allows the clinic to communicate securely with other health care providers including Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW).  Harvey Pediatrics has also integrated their EMR system with SHARE and send Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT), diagnosis, allergies, medications, procedures, vitals, and continuity of care documents (CCDs) improving continuity of care in northwest Arkansas.

According to Misty Ross, CPPM, CMA (AAMA), Clinic Administrator “Having the pertinent details of active patient problems, labs, and medications without having to search through individual patient notes via fax as we did in the past, improves patient care and illustrates how SHARE can be used meaningfully.”  Misty said the connectivity to SHARE with our Office Practicum EMR system required little effort from the practice and has provided the clinic with the capability of using the key clinical information provided by SHARE to update their patients’ current problem list and document recent diagnoses that occur at connected hospitals and specialist.

 “Once appropriate details about the diagnosis or problem are recorded, such as quality, duration, timing, and complicating factors, the provider adds this to our Electronic Health Record. This allows the details and the diagnosis to be maintained at Harvey Pediatrics in the patients’ chart,” said Dr. Harvey who added that the clinic will continue to use SHARE to better coordinate patient care with other providers through our EMR interface with SHARE.

“SHARE has assisted us by identifying emergency department visits and inpatient stays of our patients that then trigger us to bring the children in within 10 days for follow-up, allowing us to meet the metric for the value-based incentive programs our clinic is part of as well as the Arkansas Children’s Care Network (ACCN), which the clinic is part of the statewide pediatric clinically integrated network (CIN),” said Dr. Harvey.  

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About Harvey Pediatrics

At Harvey Pediatrics, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring, and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care your child deserves.

Learn More: https://www.harveypediatrics.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.

Learn More: https://www.accnconnect.org/arkansas-childrens-care-network/arkansas-childrens-care-network-home