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Unity Health Participation in HIE Enhances Patient Care for Arkansas Residents

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 16:01 -- Whitney Mayo

 

Little Rock, AR – October 2020

SHARE, the State Health Alliance for Records Exchange, announced today that Unity Health has successfully connected to its health information exchange (HIE) network. As the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, Unity Health associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. The Unity Health System offer a combined total of 571 licensed beds and a medical staff of more than 160 physicians who specialize in various areas of healthcare.

The connection of Unity Health’s CPSI electronic medical record system with SHARE’s HIE greatly expands its capabilities to coordinate patient care quickly and efficiently with community providers throughout Arkansas. When a patient is hospitalized or has a medical test performed at the Unity Health, important health information is electronically recorded and automatically available to the patient’s care providers on the SHARE network, admission, discharge and transfer (ADT), laboratory results, radiology results, discharge summaries, allergies, transcription notes and vital information from admission and discharge.

This immediate communication helps the patient’s care team better track his or her medical needs, which can prevent repeat hospitalizations and redundant testing.

“Unity Health’s vital role in the community as leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area and major care provider for Arkansas residents makes this a very important partnership for SHARE,” says Justin Villines, SHARE HIT Policy Integrator. “We are thrilled to include these important clinical data in the HIE, especially during this pandemic when transparency and good communication is so important.”

“Unity Health is excited to be a part of the SHARE network. Their vast health information system will allow our patients to connect with the resources that they need,” says Phil Miller, Assistant Vice President/Chief Information Officer, Unity Health. “A core tenet of our mission is to achieve the best outcomes for our patients, and we are confident that this partnership advances that priority.” 

About Unity Health

Unity Health - White County Medical Center

As the leading healthcare provider in an eight-county area, Unity Health associates strive to improve the quality of health and well-being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. Unity Health is the largest employer in the eight-county area with more than 2,350 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare. This facility is located in Searcy, Arkansas.

Services: Cardiac rehabilitation, Critical care, Emergency medicine, Home health, Maternity, Physical therapy, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Sleep medicine, and many more.

Unity Health - Harris Medical Center

Unity Health - Harris Medical Center is your community healthcare provider; a 133-bed facility with complete inpatient and outpatient care. We believe in the power of people to create great care. We are more than 250 healthcare professionals strong. We work hard every day to be a place of healing, caring, and connection for patients and families in the community we call home. This facility is located in Newport, Arkansas.

Services: Behavioral health services, Cosmetics, Emergency medicine, Family practice, General surgery, Obstetrics, and gynecology, Orthopaedics, Physical therapy, Podiatry, Radiology

Unity Health – Specialty Care and Advanced Care Hospital

Services: Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation, Inpatient Behavioral Health Service (adolescent, adult, and geriatric), Dialysis, Laboratory, Long-term acute care, Long-term antibiotic therapy, Nutritional support, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Radiology, Respiratory therapy, Speech therapy, Ventilator management and weaning, Wound management. This facility is located in Searcy, Arkansas.

Learn More: www.unity-health.org