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May 2019
CeHN Experiencing Exciting Growth: More Than Just an HIE
2018 was a year of growth for CeHN. CeHN hired a new executive director, Russell Calicutt, and subsequently grew from 3 participating locations to 51. 2019 has a bright outlook, as more independent physician practices, health systems, and other healthcare facilities look to join CeHN.

SCMA believes that CeHN will give physicians the tools they need to be successful in an ever-changing healthcare environment. CeHN provides physicians with access to patient data at the point of care from disparate electronic medical records, analytics to view quality and utilization data, and a patient portal to provide their patients with a personal health record. SCMA is also a strong believer in having CeHN governed by a physician advisory committee. As the world of healthcare is shifting to a data-driven, value-based payment model, it is important for physicians to own their data so they can continue to be successful.

CeHN provides the following services for health systems, networks, and independent providers:
Check out what Dr. Seabrook shares about CeHN and why "data is king now in medicine."
  • Health Information Exchange - the exchange of clinical data at the point of care for your physicians electronically.
  • Direct Secure Messaging - the ability to send HIPAA compliant email communication.
  • Analytics dashboards - both for the practice and the administration
  • ONC Certified Patient Portal
  • MIPS Reporting through our Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)
  • NCQA certified eClinical Quality Measures (eCQM's) for MIPS, HEDIS, and Pay for Performance Contracts.

Learn how participating in Carolina eHealth Network can benefit your practice and your patients. Call 855.719.4181 or visit, www.carolinaehealthnetwork.com for more information.
Get Connected with Carolina eHealth Network
"As a practicing physician connected to CeHN, one can expect improved data flow and data availability at the point-of-care with less time spent tracking down information, making both the EHR experience and patient experience better." - Gregory Tarasidis, MD, HIE Advisory Committee Chairman
Secure Exchange of PHI
Digital transfer of personal health information is secure.
More Complete Patient Record
Helps improve patient encounters and health outcomes while avoiding duplication of labs and tests.
Analytics
Provides participants access to secure analytic dashboard and report services to support improved outcomes, quality reporting, and reimbursements.
Direct Messaging
Secure messaging between physicians and between physicians and their patients.
Timely & Efficient
Efficiencies of scale - information goes into the HIE once and is universally available to participating members of the healthcare team.
Patient Engagement
Meets the requirement to provide patients an ONC-certified patient portal that offers 24/7 access to their longitudinal health record.
HHS Announces Next Steps in Advancing Interoperability of Health Information
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued for public comment D raft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will support the full, network-to-network exchange of health information nationally. 

Specifically, the documents being released for comment are: (1) a second draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework (TEF), (2) a second draft of the Minimum Required Terms and Conditions (MRTCs) for trusted exchange, and (3) a first draft of a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) Technical Framework. These documents will form the basis of a single Common Agreement that QHINs and their participants may adopt. This Common Agreement will create baseline technical and legal requirements for sharing electronic health information on a nationwide scale across disparate networks. 

“The seamless, interoperable exchange of health information is a key piece of building a health system that empowers patients and providers and delivers better care at a lower cost,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “The 21 st Century Cures Act took an important step toward this goal by promoting a national framework and common agreement for the trusted exchange of health information. We appreciate the comments and input from stakeholders so far and look forward to continued engagement.”

In developing a TEFCA that meets industry’s needs, HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has focused on three high-level goals:

  • Provide a single "on-ramp" to nationwide connectivity;
  • Ensure electronic information securely follows you when and where it is needed; and
  • Support nationwide scalability for network connectivity.

The newly released drafts are responsive to stakeholder comments by making key changes to the draft requirements that health information networks who choose to participate would have to follow. These changes include updating the purposes for which information can be exchanged, adding a “push” method of data exchange, adding a technical framework for QHINs, and extending timelines for participating entities to implement changes that will be required by the Common Agreement.

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Come and See Us!
June 5 - 8, 2019
South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
2019 Summer Break Away & Annual Assembly
Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Russell Calicutt
Executive Director
Carolina eHealth Network
855.719.4181