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Howard Memorial Hospital Medical Clinics are using SHARE's Virtual Health Record for better care coordination

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:00 -- Whitney Mayo

Little Rock, Arkansas   September 2019      The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) announce that Howard Memorial Hospital Medical Clinics is now using SHARE, one of the country’s largest and most robust health information exchanges (HIE). Their care teams now have access to clinical information across participating entities for patients who have authorized sharing their medical information. This allows them to have the most accurate laboratory results, discharge summaries, progress notes, demographics and vitals for their patients that range from children to adults.

In Arkansas, where many large and small health systems use different electronic health record (EHR) systems, this is a particularly important milestone because the single interface to SHARE enables Howard Memorial Hospital Medical Clinics to access the exchange to better coordinate with providers and patients throughout southwest Arkansas.

Accessing patient information through this secure exchange allows Howard Memorial Hospital Medical Clinics significant access to better coordination with hospitals, specialist and behavioral health providers across the state to see a more robust picture of their patient’s medical histories, engendering efficient and safe continuity of care.  By accessing the Virtual Health Record (VHR), it displays information as a traditional clinical chart, with tabs to separate patient information into groups for easy chart review. The VHR retrieves and shows all available data for a selected patient gathered from all participants within SHARE to enable a single, consolidated view of a patient’s health history.

Howard Memorial Hospital Medical Clinics can now view the following patient data through SHARE’s VHR:

  • Admission, Discharge and Transfer Reports
  • Allergies, Problems, Medications
  • Demographic and Insurance information
  • Laboratory results and Vitals
  • Radiology reports, image links
  • Discharge Summaries
  • Continuity of Care Documents and Progress Notes

Using SHARE VHR and Secure Messaging (SM), Howard Memorial Hospital Medical Clinics has an up-to-the-minute view of a patient’s health history at the point of care. This puts the power of information and collaboration in the hands of the health care team—enabling more accurate, faster and more effective treatment, and better outcomes for the patient.

About Howard Memorial Hospital

Howard Memorial Hospital (HMH) is a critical access hospital located in Nashville, Arkansas. It provides comprehensive patient-focused care in a variety of settings— emergency, surgical, inpatient and outpatient—delivered by skilled medical professionals. Their not-for-profit status ensures that all financial resources remaining after expenses are re-invested in the hospital to improve technology, the facility and patient services.  HMH is committed to bringing friendly service, quality care and state-of-the-art technology to the Nashville and surrounding communities, so our friends, families and neighbors can always have access to close-to-home care. The hospital is governed by an eight-member, volunteer board of directors, comprising a broad spectrum of professional, business and community leaders. The board is responsible for hospital compliance with legal requirements, maintenance of professional and ethical standards of health care and financial and operational management.

About their Primary Care Providers

Dr. Ngozi Wilkins

Dr. Wilkins is passionate about primary care, with a special interest in women’s care. Make an appointment with her to:

  • Learn wellness tips for long-term health
  • Diagnose and treat women's conditions
  • Find one doctor for the whole family

Call for an appointment: 870-845-8010

Dr. Brian Caldwell

There’s never a dull moment in family practice, which is what Dr. Caldwell loves about it. Make an appointment with Dr. Caldwell for:

  • Tips on staying healthy whatever your age or stage in life
  • Management of chronic diseases
  • Athletic health and training advice 

Call for an appointment: 870-845-6060

Alana Kaye Day, APRN, FNP-C

Alana is the newest member of the primary care team. With experience in everything from women’s health to pediatrics, Alana’s family practice interests include:

  • Children’s health and wellness
  • Respiratory care
  • Geriatric care

Learn more about Howard Memorial Hospital: https://www.howardmemorial.com/