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Regional Family Medicine is collaborating with SHARE to automate immunizations and provide better care.

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 08:00 -- Whitney Mayo

 

SHARE is working to facilitate Regional Family Medicine automated submissions to Arkansas Immunization Registry (WebIZ).

Little Rock, Arkansas ---September 2019  Beginning in fall of 2018, SHARE and Regional Family Medicine have worked together to bring a new feature to their clinic. They can automatically submit immunization records to the Arkansas Immunization Information System (WEBIZ) through SHARE, the only statewide health information exchange (HIE).

By implementing this direct connection, SHARE and Regional Family Medicine are eliminating the need for manual and duplicate entry. They are saving their providers and nurses time by automating a previously tedious task. Regional Family Medicine has two locations in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Through this advancement, their providers, their staff and their patients are reaping the benefits.

SHARE has been connected to WEBIZ for the last few years, bringing immunization information to providers treating patients throughout Arkansas’ 75 counties that make up our service area. WEBIZ was built to house complete, accurate, secure, real-time immunization records for the state. Providers can access these records when treating their patients to have a comprehensive understanding of their health needs through SHARE. Regional Family Medicine, who was already contributing data to the HIE, is now also connected to Immunization Registry (WEBIZ) through SHARE.

 

 

 

 

SHARE is also routing the Regional Family Medicine providers at both clinics the results of their patient’s lab results, diagnosis, discharge summaries, medications from other facilities that are on a different electronic medical record (EMR) system. This information is routed into their patient’s chart in their eMDs system such as Baxter Regional Medical Center (BRMC), Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH), UAMS, North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) and soon hospitals in Missouri. This aids in making proper diagnoses, reduces delays in treatment, and eliminates redundant testing if a patient has been referred to another health care provider. The Main Clinic also has a Saturday urgent care clinic to better the needs of their patients.

SHARE provides them access to 24-hour daily reports which notifies primary care clinic providers and care coordinators when their Arkansas Medicaid patients are admitted and discharged from the emergency department and inpatient discharges in real time.  Electronic access to a patient’s results gives physicians and other health care providers in the patient’s chain of health care providers the results they need. Regional Family Medicine is also contributing diagnosis, medications, procedures, vitals, demographics and immunizations of their patients to the HIE for their referral partners to access.

Not all technology improves patient care, that’s why SHARE focuses on providing only the data Regional Family Medicine clinics need and the right tools to integrate with their workflow and systems, meaning they save time and can focus on what matters most…the patient!

About Regional Family Medicine

There's No Place Like Home...  At Regional Family Medicine (formerly Kerr Medical Clinic), they have recognized and practiced that principle since the 1960s. That's why they have always strived to be the home for health care for patients – the first-place patients go for medical attention. As health care evolves and they adapt to the change, they never lose sight of the fact that taking care of the whole patient is their most important goal. The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is the latest innovation in health care delivery, designed to make primary health care what it is supposed to be: the health care home that all patients need.

Located in Mountain Home Arkansas, their comprehensive medical clinic serves the health care & preventive needs of patients of all ages, from obstetrics and delivery through adult and geriatric care. As a family care practice, their medical staff has experience and training in many health care specialties.

They provide an in-house lab for blood work, X-rays, ultrasounds and allergy testing, as well as extensive services for women's health, including obstetrics, mammography, hormone replacement therapy, and bone density testing. New patients of all ages are always welcome.

They are currently in the comprehensive primary care plus (CPC+) program and designated as PCMH clinic.

Learn more about Regional Family Medicine and their services here: https://www.rfmmh.com/