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May 2019
Taking Health Information Exchange to the Next Level
Staying true to the scope of health information exchange, HealthSYNC of Louisiana offers a suite of health information technology tools that allows for healthcare providers, patients, and families to share clinical data electronically in a timely and secure manner. 

In addition to the health information exchange service, HealthSYNC of Louisiana can provide participants with access to secure analytic dashboard and report services, hospitalization and discharge alerts, secure direct messaging, and an HIE-connected patient portal.

Secure Analytic Dashboard & Report Services
The HealthSYNC of Louisiana data warehouse stores and aggregates clinical data from all HealthSYNC member's EHR systems as well as any other connected HINs. This data is normalized and populated into a standard data architecture which is then delivered in the form of custom developed, web-based dashboard reports. 
HealthSYNC of Louisiana - Patients Benefit From HIE
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HealthSYNC of Louisiana participants can utilize our MIPS Registry (Doctors Quality Reporting Network) to submit MIPS data to CMS. HealthSYNC of Louisiana Member Individual reporting rate: $250 per clinician per year; HealthSYNC of Louisiana Member Group reporting rate: $250 per clinician per year, up to a maximum of $1000 per group per year.

Hospitalization and Discharge Alerts
Supported by the HealthSYNC of Louisiana technology vendor, SSI, SmartAlerts uses clinical analytics to provide timely notifications to physicians and care coordinators regarding high risk patients when they are hospitalized or discharged from the hospital.

Direct Messaging
Allows you to securely email patient health information. Click HERE to view demonstration.

Patient Portal
ONC certified personal health record with secure messaging, patient education and the ability to view, download, and transmit health information.

Contact HealthSYNC of Louisiana to schedule a demonstration and learn how participating in HealthSYNC of Louisiana can benefit your practice and your patients. Call 844.424.4371 or visit www.healthsyncla.com for more information.
Get Connected to HealthSYNC of Louisiana
"HealthSYNC is an important tool to help clinicians identify and treat at-risk patients, proactively engage patients sooner, understand the performance of health interventions on health outcomes and reduce costs, in particular cutting down on duplicate testing." - John VanHoose, MD, CEO, The Pathology Laboratory of Lake Charles.
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
Meet 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 i ssued for public comment Draft 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.

Visit HERE to read more.
Jeremy Lapeyrouse
Director
HealthSYNC of Louisiana
225.763.2322