Recent topics on our blog include some big changes in the way one state is securely sharing and sending information between healthcare providers—as well as a notification system that immediately lets a physician know when a patient has been admitted to an emergency room.
Tennessee’s recent decision to abandon its plans for a statewide HIE has made news across the country. What’s perhaps even bigger news is that Tennessee has chosen to use The Direct Project—a low-cost solution that promotes standards and protocols for the sending of secure and encrypted email messages that contain patient information.
Tennessee’s choice opens up the discussion about the future of HIEs and their return on investment.
We also blogged about a new service called ED Admit Alert, a system that operates in real time to notify a physicians of patient emergency room admissions and visits. The system was created by HealthBridge, one of HMS’ partners in providing syndromic surveillance for the Ohio Department of Health.
We encourage you to learn more about ED Admit Alert and let us know how it could impact the future of health care information delivery.
We look forward to your insights on our blog postings. Thanks for your comments!
HMS (http://www.hmsinc.com) is a privately held company specializing in healthcare data analysis. The company processes and analyzes health‐related data in real time via a Software‐as‐a‐Service (SaaS) approach. Using this approach, HMS enables clients to increase their understanding of regional health conditions, improve quality and efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance.
The company’s EpiCenter™ system is a first of its kind community health surveillance system for public health. HMS collects and analyzes data from more than 500 healthcare facilities across the country..