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Enhancing care coordination with solutions that drive interoperability

To achieve optimum care across all settings, every provider and patient should have access to the same health data. With shared access to healthcare data, each individual involved in a patient’s care journey can create and execute a comprehensive care plan. To attain this coordination, we need interoperability. 

In itself, interoperability is not a product, and no single solution will solve all the goals it hopes to achieve. Currently, interoperability in healthcare is still developing in terms of delivering on widespread data availability and exchange. However, MEDHOST believes that interoperability should be considered a core characteristic of electronic health record (EHR) platforms. By linking the challenges of interoperability with the wide-ranging potential of an EHR, we can come closer to delivering on the core promises of this worthy HIT endeavor. 

Our interoperable EHR platform including YourCareData™ offers a built-in solution that can facilitate improved care coordination that helps to fulfill the requirements of the healthcare legislation.

MEDHOST Cures 2023 Interoperability Solution

Cures Act is a key component of Promoting Interoperability. MEDHOST Cures 2023 Interoperability Solution provides a framework for the seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information for hospitals and their patients, empowering them with improved access across various healthcare settings. 

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MEDHOST Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) Solution

The MEDHOST Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) solution helps participating MEDHOST customers meet new CMS reporting requirements by enabling them to generate and transmit specified case reports for reportable conditions. 

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Patient Health Record Exchange

Our vision for higher interoperability standards supports the exchange of data in every care setting. MEDHOST supports these exchanges through:

  • CCDA 2.1 Support – MEDHOST supports the latest CCDA version and multiple document templates, which allow hospitals to optimize patient care coordination. The CCD viewer preference feature also enables users to customize the order in which CCD data is displayed. CCDs are generated during three key stages of the care transition process:  
    • Automatically at discharge 
    • Results finalized after discharge 
    • Chart finalization 

Users can also incorporate problems, medications, and allergies into medical records from CCDA documents sent by other facilities.  

  • Community Mail – Utilizing millions of endpoints on the Direct Trust™ Network, our Community Mail application supports the secure communication and bi-directional exchange of healthcare documents, provider-to-provider across organizations as well as provider-to-patient. 
  • Automated Transition of Care – By automating notifications to primary care physicians concerning their patient’s hospital visits, hospital staff can save time and reduce disruptions. Notifications include admission, discharge, and transfer. Functionality also enables the transmission of CCDAs at the end of an encounter. 
  • Query and Retrieve Across MEDHOST Platform – With patient consent, healthcare facilities can automate queries across hundreds of hospitals on the MEDHOST platform to locate and incorporate additional health records for their patients. 
  • CommonWell Integration Subject to patient consent, MEDHOST can query across thousands of facilities and care settings participating in the CommonWell network for patient records. MEDHOST can also share information via the CommonWell network to promote interoperability and efficiency in patient care.  
  • SureScripts Integration – Interoperability integration with the SureScripts network allows users to pull prescription history for patients as a part of their e-prescription and medical reconciliation workflow. This contributes to increased patient safety, lower costs, and improved quality of care. 

Connecting the Community

Through online portals like Clinical Gateway and YourCare Continuum™, MEDHOST can streamline the care coordination process between the clinic and hospital settings to ensure seamless scheduling and referrals of order services:

    • 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

  • MEDHOST FHIR APIs Developers seeking to use third-party applications to support improved patient access and services can do so with APIs that utilize OAuth 2 and SMART-on-FHIR. These integrations allow facilities to discover new ways patients can view and interact with their health records. Hospitals can also use this capability to specify applications providers can use to view patient data. All APIs comply with 2015 Cures Edition CEHRT standards and support single patient and population-level requests. 
  • Patient Exchange Designed to simplify access to health information, the YourCare Community® patient portal empowers patients to take a more active role in their care, increasing patient engagement and driving towards preferred outcomes. Patients can also use the platform to exchange their records with providers securely.
  • Integration of Fitness Data and External Health Apps – The Patient Engagement Platform allows patients to build upon their health record by consolidating health and activity data from apps and wearable devices like Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, or a glucometer.

Public Health Reporting 

In compliance with 2015 Cures Edition standards for four public health offerings, MEDHOST supports initiatives to further population health management by offering interfaces for: 

    • Immunization Reporting 
    • Syndromic Surveillance 
    • Electronic Lab Reporting 
    • Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) 

Managed Integration Services

A full-service cloud-based solution for managing the flow of electronic data. This service also supports an organization’s independent data exchange and interface requirements.

Memberships and Partnerships

MEDHOST is a proud partner of CommonWell Health Alliance®and the Center for Medical Interoperability®.

Interoperability Resource Center

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

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

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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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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 cycle 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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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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