Health Information Exchange
SHARE gathers your patients’ clinical data from all participating health care providers to instantly give you a holistic view of their health history, treatment and progress. That’s powerful information that can transform the way you plan, deliver and coordinate health care.
HIE Integrated Services
Electronic Health Record (EMR), Electronic Health Record (EHR), Hospital Information System (HIS) CCD/A Integration
Direct Secure Messaging Integration (XDR) with EMR/EHR/HIS
Public Health Reporting (Syndromic, Electronic Lab Results, Registries)
Immunization Registry Reporting
Results Delivery directly into the electronic medical records system
Admit and Discharge
Patient Information is shared through SHARE
Clinical Care Summaries
SHARE follows all HIPAA guidelines
SHARE complies with all Federal and state privacy laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Arkansas Personal Information Protections Act, which are designed to protect your health information. These laws require that your information be kept secure both while it is being e-mailed or sent through a computer, and while it is at your health provider’s office.
Continuity of Care Documents (CCD's)
CCDs are a type of electronic document that summarize patient information and help providers communicate clinical information during transitions of care. Ask a SHARE expert how to start CCDs?
With the rise of electronic health record usage, the need for a standardized way to exchange comprehensive clinical documents between providers -- beyond individual results and reports -- became clear. Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) were developed to meet this need and their usage is being bolstered by Promoting Interoperability Program (formally meaningful use). As the technology evolves and health systems become more interoperable, document exchange will be seen more and more. Here are some frequently asked questions on CCDs, and the C-CDA framework those documents are a part of, to help you understand them better.
What is a CCD?
CCD is a generic term for an electronically generated, patient-specific clinical summary document. As a result, CCDs are sometimes called a few different names – Continuity of Care Document, Summary of Care Document, Summarization of Episode Note – just to name a few. For this explanation, we will use Continuity of Care Document or CCD. The purpose of a CCD is to improve communication between health care providers during a transition of care – when a patient is being referred to another provider or coming back to their normal provider after a hospital stay, for example. CCDs are generated out of a provider’s electronic health record (EHR) system and include care summary information.
View a sample CCD here.
What information is in a CCD?
Data typically shared in a CCD includes:
- Patient demographics
- Patient history
- Problem lists
- Lab results
- Health risk factors
CCDs can also include advance directives, family history, social history and insurance information. For Promoting Interoperability Program (formally Meaningful use), there are more required data elements, including smoking status, vital signs, care plans and more.
What are the potential benefits of CCD exchange?
When done optimally, CCD exchange can reduce staff time spent gathering patient clinical information during transitions of care. And CCDs generally expand the clinical information available to community providers and give them more details on the care patients received at outside facilities. Combined with existing medication, imaging and lab data being shared from hospitals and labs, CCDs may give providers the additional clinical data needed at the point of care.
Is SHARE currently helping providers exchange CCDs?
Yes, we have started to receive CCDs into SHARE from hospitals and providers ------ we are analyzing how best to deploy CCD exchange more broadly across SHARE.