Top 5 Benefits of Joining an HIE
To track and securely share patients’ complete medical histories, an ever-growing number of health care providers are participating in health information exchange (HIE). HIE facilitates the transfer of complete patient information via electronic health records (EHRs), which help prevent errors by ensuring that everyone involved in a patient’s care has access to the same information. There are countless benefits to HIE, including the opportunity for providers to enable automatic appointment reminders or follow-up instructions sent directly to patients, prescriptions sent directly to pharmacies, reduced time that patients must spend filling out paperwork, and the potentiality for reduced costs.
HIE is growing among health providers because the need for data sharing is undeniable, especially during a worldwide pandemic like COVID-19. Although the benefits to joining an HIE are endless, here is a quick breakdown of our top 5:
- Ease of access
- HIE offers providers the capability to electronically access clinical information from various EHRs to track their patients’ care and medical status.
- Strengthened cooperation
- HIE facilitates the efforts of physicians and clinicians to meet high standards of patient care by ensuring a smooth and streamlined workflow.
- Improved communication
- HIE improves the communication between multiple providers caring for the same patients by ensuring that all involved have accurate and up-to-date information.
- Greater precision
- HIE improves the quality and safety of all patient care delivered by reducing the potentiality for medication and medical errors.
- HIE provides a basic although imperative level of interoperability among EHRs maintained by individual physicians and organizations.
IEHIO is partnered with California’s largest HIE, Manifest MedEx (MX). Manifest MX is currently offering up to $10,000 in incentives for ambulatory clinics in the Inland Empire to join before the end of 2020, although all providers are encouraged to join if they haven’t already. These incentives will change January 1st, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Contact us at email@example.com for more information about Manifest MX, to see if your practice qualifies for a monetary incentive, and to start streamlining your workflow immediately!
RCMA Members Invited to Join the Local Health Information Exchange – Manifest MedEx.
RCMA Members are invited to join, at no cost, our local Health Information Exchange – Manifest MedEx. IEHIO partners with Manifest MedEx (MX), which facilitates information sharing across 400+ healthcare organizations, including the majority of all hospitals in the Inland Empire, medical groups, and five health plans. MX, a non-profit organization, provides real-time health data to help practices and clinics:
- More accurately identify high-risk patients for care coordination
- Quickly resolve care gaps
- Be notified immediately when one a patient is admitted to or discharged from the hospital
- Provide better care to patients with multiple chronic conditions
- Know the health history of new patients
MX’s goal is to have every doctor, medical group, hospital, ACO, and managed care organization have access to complete patient information. We want every patient encounter with an ED visit to be noticed. We want the sickest patients to get the support they need to live healthier lives. We believe you want this too!
Access these features and more:
- Longitudinal health records for individual patients across the largest network in California
- Real-time health data to help practices and clinics provide better care
- Population dashboards and risk scoring
- Data feeds and downloads of patient data that connects to your electronic health record (EHR) system
MX is endorsed by Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA). Participation in MX is FREE to physicians and ambulatory providers.
State Funding for Interoperability Available
This year California is investing $50 million to help hospitals and providers participate in health information exchanges (HIEs). It’s called the California Medi-Cal HIE Onboarding Program (Cal-HOP).
This is great news for all MX participants and HIO partners who are supporting health information sharing through MX. This program will help us grow our network and deepen the data and value we offer to you.
In order for MX to be qualified to support our participation in the Cal-HOP program, they need your letter of intent by May 28, 2019 . MX will submit these to DHCS on or before June 1 (the deadline).
What do you need to do?
You will need to select MX as your HIE partner. Sign a letter of intent selecting MX as your HIE partner. Note: you can only choose one Cal-HOP HIE partner!
How will the program work?
- The program is expected to launch in June 2019 and continue to September 2021
- The state will make payments to HIEs when hospitals and providers meet specific milestones. These milestones are expected to include:
- Sign a contract if relevant, and a letter of intent pairing organization with MX
- Build an ADT feed
- CURES integration
- Advanced interfaces
- MX provider participants will have a chance to demonstrate performance against the program milestones – including CURES and advanced interfaces for those who have already built ADTs
- Payments will be made directly to HIEs when milestones are met
- MX will share funds received through the program with both providers and HIOs – we will finalize the approach once the program is officially announced by the state
- For additional information, please read FAQ
Lastly, we are asking for your support in growing MX so we can continue to provide you with robust data to care for your patients. Please, encourage other hospitals and providers to join MX. We are expanding our network across the state and are offering an appealing package to newly joining hospitals including $60,000 to help them get going. Please contact Brittany Weppler (Brittany.firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have referrals, ideas or questions.
We look forward to continuing to partner with you to provide the health information you need to care for patients and improve the health of our communities.
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