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Background & Problem Summary

Providing patients with the right care at the right time is a goal for all health care organizations. To meet that goal, health care professionals need a comprehensive view of a patient’s clinical history at their fingertips. With the Community Health Record, health care professionals can easily and securely access their patients’ clinical history, including lab results, reports, medication histories and clinical summaries, via the cloud-based application or directly from their EHR.

Clinicians have instant access to all previous encounters, which allows them see patient data based on episodes of care, or they can search for information related to a specific problem or condition. Users can filter data by date range, data type, inpatient/outpatient status, or simply use a search function to find what they need quickly. With a rich view into a patient’s health history, clinicians can easily identify what has been completed in order to avoid duplicate testing, and to streamline transitions of care. With the Community Health Record, health care professionals will spend less time tracking down patient records and more time focused on delivering better patient care.

Application Overview

Empower clinicians and authorized users with a comprehensive view of a patient’s clinical history, aggregated from multiple systems from across the community, so they can provide patients with the right care, at the right time.

The Community Health Record aggregates patient information from multiple sources to provide a longitudinal, comprehensive view into a given patient so clinicians can identify opportunities for improving the quality of care for an individual patient. The CHR aggregates a wide variety of data types including ADT, lab results, radiology results, cardiology results/reports, medications, immunizations, transcriptions, C-CDA/CCD care summaries, and more, giving clinicians a 360-degree view of their patients.

Interoperability: Organize eliminates the challenge of disparate clinical data gathered from across the community. Three modules with advanced “Interoperability 2.0” capabilities ensure quick and easy access to all the clinical insights providers need.

Benefits and Features

Reduce costs associated with duplicate testing

Provides access to recent diagnostic test and lab results performed anywhere in the community, so clinicians can avoid duplicate testing.

Improve quality of care

Provides a comprehensive view of a patient’s health history, so clinicians will spend less time tracking down patient records and more time focused on delivering better care to patients.

Provide vital information in emergency situations

Gives clinicians timely access to comprehensive patient information, so they can quickly get started on providing the needed patient care.

Support medication reconciliation

Helps facilitate medication reconciliation processes by providing insights into which prescriptions patients have filled and alerting clinicians to possible medication non-adherence or possible drug interactions.

Enable effective transitions of care

Gives clinicians access to both acute care and ambulatory patient information, aggregated from multiple systems from across the community, to help facilitate seamless transitions of care.

Use Cases

  • A new patient presents for care, and the specialist provider leverages the Community Health Record to view the most up-to-date clinical history for the new patient; to avoid duplicate testing and improve the quality of care.
  • Unconscious patient presents in the Emergency Department, and the ED provideraccesses the Community Health Record to determine the patient’s allergies and current medications before proceeding with treatment.
  • Patient is discharged and transferred to a skilled nursing facility. The referral coordinator leverages the patient’s longitudinal health record to view the patient’s results from their recent inpatient admission to help streamline the patient’s transition in care.
  • The payer case manager views results from the patient’s recent inpatient admission, to simplify payment reimbursement processes.
  • A high-risk patient is being treated by multiple providers in the community, and the patient’s care coordinator is able to monitor the treatment and effectively coordinate the care provided by all of the providers.