Family Ties: How Well Are Providers With The Same EMR Sharing Data?

From athenahealth to Epic, Kent Gale applies KLAS’ transparency lens to look at the success provider organizations have achieved in sharing records with others who have the same EHR vendor.

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Breaking Down Interoperability With Adam Gale, Part 1

KLAS’ Inaugural Interoperability Report
Partnering with CHIME
A new tactic — “This is one of the deepest studies we’ve ever done.”
Comparing private and public HIEs
“The low effort, high return we’re all hunting for.”
Data blocking — “We were curious to see if there’s a bad guy.”
Epic under the microscope

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Mike Canfield, VP of Operations & CIO, Firelands Regional Medical Center, Chapter 1

About Firelands Regional
Meditech 5.6.6 in acute, eClinicalWorks in practices
Looking to layer on analytics
Patient engagement struggles
MU final rule delays — “We just don’t have enough time to recover.”
Bracing for ICD-10
Ripping out the core EHR — “We’re going to have to be able to do more advanced analytics.”

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Joel Taylor, SVP & CIO, CarePoint Health System, Chapter 2

3 steps to coordinated care
Attesting to MU 2
Engaging with elderly patients — “It’s a struggle.”
Waiting on HIEs and ACOs — “There are a lot of decisions to be made before going down that path.”
IT staff of 130
Leadership strategy – “Hire the right people.”

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Joel Taylor, SVP & CIO, CarePoint Health System, Chapter 1

About CarePoint
Upgrading to the newest Meditech version — “Staying where you are is not a good business decision.”
eClinicalWorks in owned practices
Data-sharing hurdles — “They certainly don’t make it easy for us.”
Creating a defined risk management process
“Now it happens as a matter of our day-to-day business.”

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