How HIEs Can Prepare Clients for the ONC Interoperability Rule
The CMS rule will require all providers to send a notification to a patient’s provider after the patient is admitted, discharged, or transferred from another healthcare facility. HIEs can help enable this by embedding their own ADT notifications structure within the HIE service.
The California-based HIE currently offers real-time ADT notifications to its connected healthcare organizations and up to seven years of searchable patient medical history to improve clinical decision making, patient care delivery, and hospital savings.
“The great thing about an infrastructure like MX is we do the heavy lifting of going to the ambulatory providers, getting their patient panels, and setting up the panel,” Claudia Williams, Manifest MedEx CEO, said in an interview with EHRIntelligence.
If a provider is connected to an HIE, then it is likely connected to ambulatory providers, which Williams said should allow the provider to comply with the rules.
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