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Session Description: If you could access essential health information electronically from any participating site of care, send and receive standard documents for consultation, evaluation in the emergency department (ED), and transfer to a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) or Home Health Agency (HHA), you would be using the new tools of electronic health information exchange (HIE). This session will discuss the building blocks for HIE including available networks, standardized vocabulary and document types, and software that permits low cost access to and from the information highway. These components can be recombined to support the exchange of longitudinal care plans, standardized documents for requests for admission screening, pre transfer planning, transfer checklists, transfer of care, and automatic messaging when your patient leaves the hospital, arrives in your facility, arrives in the ED, or after your skilled nursing facility nurse writes a change of status SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation). This is the beginning of new ways to connect and of yet to be imagined ways to make our work better, safer and more efficient.
Describe the origins and current status of incentives for adoption, exchangeable content and access to electronic health information exchange and how they might apply to your setting
Explain how electronic health information exchange impacts referral management, transitions of care, change in condition and other notifications, and the exchange of a longitudinal care plan
Discuss the implications of these changes on practice and post-acute care organization through efficient re-use of data generated while providing good care
Describe how to leverage these standards to improve patient safety, quality of care and efficiency
Speaker(s): Terrence O'Malley, MD, CMD William Russell, MD
Reference(s): O'Malley, Terrence A; Derr, John F. "Adopting Care Bundles and Electronically Transmitted Quality Measures." Journal of AHIMA 83, no. 11 (November-December 2012): 60-63. O'Malley, Terrence A., Larry Garber, Russell Leftwich. Bridging the Healthcare Safety Chasm: The 2013 Consolidated CDA Update. HL7 Journal January 2014, 8-9.