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SHARE is now Integrated with UAMS Family Medical Centers’ Virence Health’s Centricity EMR System across Arkansas

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 08:00 -- Whitney Mayo

Little Rock, Arkansas – July, 2019 SHARE, the state’s only statewide health information exchange, recently connected to all eleven UAMS Family Medical Center clinics under UAMS Regional Programs that facilitate patient care using Virence Health’s Centricity EMR System in the following cities across Arkansas: Fayetteville, Springdale, Helena, Texarkana, Pine Bluff, Fort Smith, Batesville, Jonesboro, Magnolia.

State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE), aggregates health data from many major health systems across the state of Arkansas. By doing this the HIE is designed to reduce instances of redundant care by ensuring providers have a complete, holistic view of patient care when making clinical decisions.

Through this interface connection with their Virence Health’s Centricity EMR System, UAMS Family Medical Center Clinics’ are now able to utilize the technologically infrastructure to securely transfer patient lab test results, diagnosis, allergies, conditions, medications to its network of healthcare providers.  Electronic access to a patient’s results gives physicians and other healthcare providers in the patients’ chain of healthcare providers the results of lab tests, patient records such as diagnosis, medical history, discharge summaries, social determinants of health (SDOH), lab results, medications, immunizations, vitals and allergies faster to make sound clinical decisions. This aids in making proper diagnoses, reduces delays in treatment and eliminates redundant testing if a patient is referred to another healthcare provider.

Additionally, SHARE provides access to 24-hour daily reports notifying the clinic providers and care coordinators when their Arkansas Medicaid patients are admitted and discharged from the emergency department and inpatient discharges in real time to assist in meeting the 72-hour follow-up metric. The care coordinators the UAMS Family Medical Centers across Arkansas are also accessing SHAREs’ Virtual Health Record as well, that aggregates patients record outside of their Centricity EMR System enabling more accurate diagnoses, faster and more effective treatment, historical history of a patients’ health that assist in better outcomes for the patient.

About UAMS Family Medical Centers Across Arkansas and UAMS Regional Programs

History of Regional Programs

UAMS Regional Programs, formerly Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), were founded in 1973, through combined efforts of the Governor, the State Legislature, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), as a means to encourage UAMS medical school graduates to remain in Arkansas and help address the state’s shortage and uneven distribution of primary care physicians. UAMS Regional Programs serve as an educational outreach network for UAMS and the principal means to decentralize medical and other health professions education throughout the state. Eight teaching centers in Fayetteville/Springdale, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, Magnolia, Helena-West Helena, and Batesville expose future health professionals to underserved communities and provide more varied hands-on experiences than they might receive in a traditional urban, academic environment. What began with medical and residency training 45 years ago now also encompasses nursing, pharmacy, mid-level and allied health professions training, as well as a statewide network for health career pipeline programs, continuing professional education, library resources, patient-centered quality care initiatives, and telehealth connections to cutting-edge medicine. Each center serves a multiple county region.

 Fayetteville Family Medical Center

The UAMS Family Medical Center, Fayetteville provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. They not only offer treatment for acute medical conditions but also ongoing treatment for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. They cover all stages of life from pediatric conditions to senior health care. They also offer gynecology and obstetrics services. The clinic provides convenient ancillary and support services on site. They are also able to perform minor office surgical procedures in clinic. They offer many tests in house including, pregnancy, strep, flu, mononucleosis and TB skin. Their clinic also provides quality training experiences to ensure that medical staff members are educated to serve residents of Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas in the future. Their caring and compassionate staff serves a six-county region that includes Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Washington.

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/fayetteville-family-medical-center/

Fayetteville Outpatient Therapy Clinic

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Outpatient Therapy Clinic, opened in fall 2014, offers comprehensive rehabilitation therapy — including physical, occupational and speech. Experienced therapists, access to top-of-the-line therapeutic devices and a newly renovated 2,735-square-foot clinic space improve access to therapy services for older patients, veterans, athletes, those with chronic conditions or patient recovering from injuries affecting mobility or speech. The clinic is conveniently located in the heart of Fayetteville on the regional campus of UAMS, the state’s only academic health sciences center. The clinic’s goal is to provide effective, evidence-based outpatient therapy for patients with a variety of diagnoses, including functional deficits due to neurological disease (including post-stroke, Parkinson’s disease or vestibular dysfunction), neck and back pain, injury or amputations.

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/fayetteville-outpatient-therapy-clinic/

Fort Smith Family Medical Center

The UAMS Family Medical Center, Fort Smith provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. They not only offer treatment for acute medical conditions but also on-going treatment for chronic conditions such as asthmadiabetes, hypertension and arthritis. The clinics’ services also extend to annual physicals and wellness visits including well woman and well child visits. They cover pediatric conditions to senior health care with both child and adult immunizations. They also offer women’s health and maternity care services. Their highly-trained doctors in Fort Smith provide care for women before, during and after pregnancy. They also provide cancer screenings from colonoscopies for colon cancer to cervical cancer screenings. The center contains 48 examination rooms. They have convenient walk-in visits for their patients. Their facility in Fort Smith also includes a minor surgical suite and gynecology procedure rooms. Conveniently, they have an in-house laboratory and digital x-ray services. The clinic has an electro cardiographic monitoring system, OB ultrasound, fetal monitor and radio surgical and cryotherapy units.

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/fort-smith-family-medical-center/

Jonesboro Family Medical Center

The UAMS Family Medical Center, Jonesboro provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. They not only offer treatment for acute medical conditions but also ongoing treatment for chronic conditions such as asthmadiabetes, hypertension and arthritis. They cover all stages of life from pediatric conditions to senior health care. They also offer gynecology and obstetric services. The clinic provides convenient diagnostic and support services on site. They are also able to perform minor office surgical procedures in clinic. They offer routine adult and pediatric immunizations. Their caring and compassionate staff serves an 11-county region that includes: Clay, Craighead, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph and Woodruff.

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/jonesboro-family-medical-center/

Magnolia Family Medical Center

The UAMS Family Medical Center, Magnolia provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. They not only offer treatment for acute medical conditions but also ongoing treatment for chronic conditions such as asthmadiabetes, hypertension and arthritis. They also offer gynecology and obstetrics services. Whether you are getting ready to expand your family or just need an annual exam, their doctors can help. Their clinic in Magnolia brings world-class medicine to you locally. Their highly-trained doctors and nurses can treat the entire family. They cover all stages of life from pediatric conditions to senior health care. Their caring and compassionate staff serves a seven-county region that includes: Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, Ouachita and Union.

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/magnolia-family-medical-center/

 North Central Family Medical Center

The UAMS North Central Family Medicine Center provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. They not only offer treatment for acute medical conditions but also ongoing treatment for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. They cover all stages of life from pediatric conditions to senior health care. The clinic provides convenient diagnostic and support services on site. They are also able to perform minor office surgical procedures in clinic. They offer routine adult and pediatric immunizations. Their caring and compassionate staff serves an 11-county region that includes: Marion, Baxter, Fulton, Sharp, Searcy, Van Buren, Stone, Cleburne, Izard, Independence, and White.

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/north-central-family-medical-center/

Pine Bluff Family Medical Center

The UAMS Family Medical Center, Pine Bluff provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. They not only offer treatment for acute medical conditions but also ongoing treatment for chronic conditions such as asthmadiabetes, hypertension and arthritis. They cover all stages of life from pediatric conditions to senior health care. UAMS South Central offers two family medicine clinics, the UAMS South Central Family Medical Center and UAMS Justiss-Lindsey Family Clinic. The clinics provide convenient diagnostic and support services on site. They can perform minor office surgical procedures. In addition, this clinic offers a variety of tests in house. They also focus on preventive care to help patients before they need complex testing or procedures. Their caring and compassionate staff serves an 11-county region that includes: Arkansas, Cleveland, Drew, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lonoke, Prairie and Saline.

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/pine-bluff-family-medical-center/

Springdale Family Medical Center

The UAMS Family Medical Center, Springdale provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. They not only offer treatment for acute medical conditions but also ongoing treatment for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. They cover all stages of life from pediatric conditions to senior health care. They also offer gynecology and obstetric services. The clinic provides convenient ancillary and support services on site. They are also able to perform minor office surgical procedures in clinic. They offer many tests in house including, pregnancy, strep, flu, mononucleosis and TB skin. Their clinic also provides quality training experiences to ensure that medical staff members are educated to serve residents of Springdale and Northwest Arkansas in the future. Their caring and compassionate staff serves a six-county region.

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/springdale-family-medical-center/

Texarkana All for Kids Pediatric Clinic

At the UAMS Southwest “All for Kids” Pediatrics Clinic in Texarkana, they understand the importance of having some place you trust to take your kids. And they know patients are looking for the best medical care, and that’s why their staff provides personalized treatment for all their patients. Their Family doctors are trained in all areas of medicine to provide medical care to patients of all ages. Their doctors know your family’s medical history and how it can affect you. Family doctors are also trained in preventive medicine to help you be proactive in taking care of your health. Their clinic provides primary care medical services and chronic disease management for your children. They also provide quality training experiences to ensure that medical staff members are educated to serve residents of Texarkana and Southwest Arkansas in the future. Their caring and compassionate medical staff serves a nine-county region: Clark, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Pike and Sevier.

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/texarkana-all-for-kids-pediatric-clinic/

Texarkana Family Medical Center

The UAMS Family Medical Center, Texarkana provides primary care medical services to patients of all ages. They not only offer treatment for acute medical conditions but also ongoing treatment for chronic conditions such as asthmadiabetes, hypertension and arthritis. They cover all stages of life from pediatric conditions to senior health care. They also offer gynecology and obstetric services. The clinic provides convenient diagnostic and support They offer minor office surgical procedures, pulmonary function testing, joint injections and electrocardiograms. Their clinic also handles routine adult and pediatric immunizations and physicals. Their family doctors are also trained in preventive medicine to help patients be proactive in taking care of your health. They have a Community Outreach and Education Department that works to help educate patients about their health care and alleviate barriers, concentrating on specific health risks and steps they can take to avoid or reduce them. Their caring and compassionate medical staff serves a nine-county region: Clark, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Pike and Sevier.

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/texarkana-family-medical-center/

UAMS East Family Medical Center

The UAMS East Family Medical Center provides many services for all ages.  They treat acute and chronic conditions, including asthma, diabetes, hypertension and arthritis.  Their providers are educated on the latest treatments available and will provide personalized care to you and your family members. They can perform minor surgical procedures in clinic and provide adult and pediatric immunizations. Their clinic uses a local diagnostic lab and other support services. COUNTIES COVERED: Phillips, Lee, Monroe, St. Francis, Crittenden, Chicot, and Desha. Patients from Mississippi are welcome!

Learn more about them at: http://uamsfamilymedcenters.com/clinic/uams-east-family-medical-center/