Ohio's CliniSync and Michigan Health Connect Promote Patient Information Exchange
Columbus, OH/ Grand Rapids, MI - Patient care doesn't stop at state lines in the Midwest anymore.
Two of the nation's fastest-growing health information exchanges – Michigan Health Connect and Ohio's CliniSync – can now help physicians in both states securely exchange patient information using Direct.
The medical records of Michigan patients who receive care in Ohio can be sent securely through Direct, using encrypted email to the doctor who is providing treatment – and the same goes for Ohioans who cross the border for care in Michigan.
"With this connection to Michigan Health Connect, we're able to serve patients and physicians on one of the borders of our state," says Dan Paoletti, chief executive officer of the Ohio Health Information Partnership, which manages CliniSync, Ohio's statewide health information exchange. "This electronic communication shows how we're heading into the future where technology will allow providers to exchange information that follows patients, despite geography."
Hospital Collaboration Completed for West Central Ohio
Columbus/Lima – Lima Memorial Health System just closed the loop on the hospitals in the region that now are “live” on CliniSync, Ohio’s statewide information exchange (HIE).
The West Central Ohio region is the first to be fully connected to CliniSync, including Lima Memorial Health System, Grand Lake’s Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, Mercer County Community Hospital, St. Rita’s Medical Center, Van Wert County Hospital, Path Labs and Health Partners of Western Ohio under the umbrella of the West Central Ohio HIE.
“We are very excited to be part of this health information exchange initiative,” said Cheryl Homan, Administrative Director for Information Systems at Lima Memorial Health System. “This connection provides LMHS with the ability to electronically share patient information gathered at LMHS with other health care providers in the region that are treating our patients, making information readily available at the time it is needed. Connecting to Clinisync, positions LMHS to participate in current and future state and federal healthcare initiatives that support quality care, patient safety and reduced costs.”
West Central Ohio Wired Through CliniSync
Columbus – Both sides of the Grand Lake in West Central Ohio now have hospitals wired to electronically transmit health records and information throughout the region and state.
Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater and Grand Lake Health System’s Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys now are “live” on the statewide health information exchange – CliniSync.
They join other members of the West Central Health Information Exchange in committing to the regional and statewide sharing of electronic health records to improve patient care, including St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima and Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert. Lima Memorial Hospital also joined and is in the implementation stages.
Physicians in the area are directly receiving lab reports, test results and medical documents from the hospitals to their offices, making the sharing of information quicker and easier than traditional paper records. This is the first step in a growing process that will allow hospitals, physicians, labs and others involved in a patient’s care to exchange patient health information, no matter where they are located.
Cleveland hospital system commits to clinisync
Columbus – Physicians, specialists, hospitals and clinics in the Cleveland medical community and beyond will soon be able to share patient health records with one another after University Hospitals’ recent contract with Ohio’s statewide health information exchange – CliniSync.
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“We are pleased to join ClinicSync in order to enable our physicians to quickly and securely share clinical information about patients they have in common with health care providers outside of our system,” said John Foley, Chief Information Officer of University Hospitals.
Cohie board endorses clinisync
Central Ohio hospitals, health systems and physicians just got the green light to join CliniSync, the statewide health information exchange (HIE) based in Hilliard, Ohio.
The Board of Directors of the Central Ohio Health Information Exchange (COHIE) endorsed CliniSync today as the preferred HIE provider for the 14-county Central Ohio region served by COHIE.
"The benefits to having a fully operational HIE in a community can be enormous," said Tim Bangert, COHIE Interim Director. "Providers are able to access critical patient information not only to improve patient care, but also to avoid costly redundancies in testing and other treatments."
COHIE is one of seven regional partners in the state that is now assisting 1,368 primary care physicians at the practice level with the adoption of electronic health record systems under a federal grant program managed by the nonprofit Ohio Health Information Partnership (The Partnership). A total of 6,500 physicians have signed up for services through The Partnership and its regional partners since October 2011.
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