MEDHOST and Interoperability

To achieve optimum care, every care taker and patient in each care setting, should be enabled access to the same health data so they can create and execute on a comprehensive care plan. To attain this coordination, you need Interoperability. Interoperability in healthcare today, is still in infancy in terms of delivering on widespread data availability and exchange.

Interoperability itself is not a product and no single solution will solve all the goals of interoperability. In today’s marketplace, it should be considered a core characteristic of Electronic Health Record platforms offering a wide range of solutions to deliver on interoperability’s promise.

MEDHOST’s interoperability EHR platform includes solutions that facilitate improved care coordination while complying with legislative requirements.

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Patient Health Record Exchange

Our vision for higher interoperability standards supports the exchange of data between the care settings. MEDHOST supports these exchanges through:

  • CCDA 2.1 Support – MEDHOST supports the latest CCDA version and multiple document templates allowing the hospital to facilitate care coordination for the patient.
  • Direct Messaging – Utilizing the millions of end points on the Direct Trust Network, our Community Mail application allows secure communication and bi-directional exchange of healthcare documents between providers across organizations and between patients and their providers.
  • Automated transition of care – MEDHOST supports automated Transitions of Care by enabling the Primary Care Physician to be kept abreast of their patient’s visits to the Hospital without putting additional workflow burdens on the hospital.
  • Query and Retrieve across MEDHOST’s platform – With patient consent provided, MEDHOST can perform automated queries across hundreds of hospitals on the MEDHOST platform to attempt to locate and incorporate additional health records for a patient presenting in your facility.
  • SureScripts Integration – Our EHR interoperability integrates with the SureScripts network, allowing users to pull prescription history for the patient as a part of the E-Prescribing and Medical Reconciliation workflow. This contributes to increased patient safety, lower costs, and improved quality of care.

Connecting the Community

MEDHOST can streamline the care coordination process between the Clinic and the Hospital ensuring the seamless scheduling and referrals of order services through Clinical Gateway and Community Bridge:

  • Cloud based scheduling solution that ensures you capture revenue opportunities from referring clinics.
  • Electronic bi-directional transfer of laboratory and radiology orders and results.

Patient Access and Engagement

  • FHIR APIs – Our APIs, utilizing OAuth 2, are available to developers to support third-party applications efforts to provide access and services to patients so they can have additional ways to view and interact with their health record.
  • Patient Portal – Designed to improve availability of health information, our YourCareCommunity® patient portal enables patients to easily manage their own health. With the health record in their control, they can securely transmit, download, and distribute their records as needed.
  • Integration of Fitness Data and External Health Apps – MEDHOST’s Patient Engagement Platform, allows patients to build upon their health record by consolidating health and activity data from their apps and devices or wearables like Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, or a glucometer.

Public Health Reporting

  • Certified Public Health and Clinical Data Registry reporting – MEDHOST supports federal and state initiatives to further population health management by offering 2015 edition CEHRT interfaces for:
    • Immunization reporting
    • Syndromic surveillance
    • Electronic lab reporting
    • Public health surveys
  • Managed Integration ServicesMEDHOST provides a cloud-based, managed service for the electronic flow of data, and supports an organization’s independent data exchange and interface requirements.

Interoperability Resource Center

Video: Intro to Interoperability – What It Is and Why Participation is Key

MEDHOST’s Director of Interoperability gives a quick breakdown on one of the most critical challenges facing the healthcare IT sector, especially EHR providers. In this video, Laskaris talks about what interoperability is, how it has evolved, what it will take to achieve, and why full-on participation is important for its success.

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Infographic: Under the Microscope: Sequencing the DNA of Interoperability EHR

Infographic: Under the Microscope: Sequencing the DNA of Interoperability

In today’s consumer-driven healthcare market, improved coordination across the entire care continuum is essential to optimizing population health management. Similar to Meaningful Use and EHR adoption, Interoperability needs to be a priority for healthcare organizations nationwide.

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The Value of CCDs on the Road Toward Interoperability EHR

The Value of CCDs on the Road Toward Interoperability

The continuity of care document is instrumental in facilitating communication about the patient between providers. Learn how it can help your healthcare facility be even more interoperable.

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Why Participation Is Key to Promoting Interoperability EHR

Why Participation is Key to Promoting Interoperability

Find out how along with TEFCA’s guiding principles, participation and collaboration can help healthcare promote interoperability.

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Memberships and Partnerships

MEDHOST is proud to partner with these interoperability organizations.

CommonWell Health Alliance

As a CommonWell Health Alliance member, MEDHOST is committed to developing, deploying and promoting interoperability for the common good. CommonWell is committed to helping solve the longstanding problem of interoperability in the health care industry. We welcome all organizations – suppliers, providers, health-focused associations – who share in this vision to join us in banding together for Interoperability for the Common Good.

The Center for Medical Interoperability

The Center for Medical Interoperability is a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development lab founded by health systems to simplify and advance data sharing among medical technologies and systems. We provide a centralized, vendor-neutral approach to performing technical work that enables person-centered care, testing and certifying devices and systems, and promoting the adoption of scalable solutions.

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