As part of the Allscripts Population Health University held August 8 – 10, 2017 at Chicago’s McCormick Center, Strategic Interests president, Al Kinel, led a presentation explaining the improvement of care transitions using information technology. As seasoned implementation agents for Allscripts dbMotion product, SI understands first hand how the timely exchange of pertinent information positively impacts transitions of care from clinical, technical and strategic angles.
Kinel was joined by two SI clients who discussed their experience with interoperability and transitions of care: Erik Jacob, Manager of IT Interoperability at Rochester Regional Health, discussed the projects in Rochester from the Community Diabetes Collaborative through the merger of multiple hospitals and practices. Brian Henderson, Director of Physician IT Services at Sarasota Memorial Hospital presented the project connecting ambulatory community providers to the hospital’s health information exchange, SMHxchange. Finishing the talk, Strategic Interest’s Director of Clinical Services, Brett Kinsler, DC presented the methodology used to identify gaps and prioritize data elements to be exchanged to facilitate a Medicaid DSRIP program.
Overall, the team defined the value of Health Information Exchange (HIE) with specific use case examples and described how innovative solutions can impact organizations and practices, increase care quality, decrease duplication of services, prevent unnecessary readmissions, and enable innovative payment models while attaining strategic objectives and enhancing partnerships among hospitals, LTPACs and community providers.
We appreciate being invited by Allscripts to present a topic we are so passionate about and are grateful to our client partners from RRH and SMH for bringing real life examples and experience to the discussion.