Lakewood Urologist First to Join OneHealth New Jersey
OneHealth New Jersey, in partnership with the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), is pleased to announce Kiritkumar Pandya, MD, MSNJ Board Member and past-president of the Monmouth-Ocean County Medical Society, has joined the newly formed physician-led statewide interoperable health information exchange (HIE).

"I am excited to join OneHealth," said Dr. Pandya. "Partnering with OneHealth and MSNJ, across our state, drives the common goal of delivering the best possible patient care and benefits the state's medical community. I will be able to access my patients' medical information when I need it, wherever I am. Better communication and care coordination between my office and hospitals, labs, pharmacies, and referring physicians across the state benefits my patients.

Dr. Pandya added, "physicians are facing major changes in how they are expected to provide care. Business intelligence and analytics such as those generated by OneHealth New Jersey, deliver the kind of information that helps us identify and treat at-risk populations, proactively engage patients sooner, understand the performance of health interventions on health outcomes, and reduce costs."

The HIE is unique and reaches beyond the simple transmission of data at the point of care. OneHealth offers a suite of innovative technology tools to help physicians share patient information while employing analytic reports designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety.

Participating physicians, hospitals and other providers share patient health information, including information from all providers and facilities from whom a patient has received care. Physicians can proactively manage their patients' care in ways that have never been possible before while also establishing efficient methods to meet changing quality reporting requirements.

Kennedy Ganti, MD, FAAFP, and chair of the OneHealth Physician Advisory Committee said, "we value Dr. Pandya as an HIE partner. Dr. Pandya has dedicated his medical career to the people of New Jersey."

OneHealth New Jersey Engaging Physicians
and Hospitals
On December 4, 2017, the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), in partnership with KaMMCO Health Solutions (KHS), collaborated to create OneHealth New Jersey. MSNJ heard physicians’ complaints regarding paperwork and the inability to access a complete clinical record for their patients, and took steps to address the issues.
 
OneHealth New Jersey is a new, physician-led, statewide Health Information Exchange. OneHealth New Jersey offers a suite of health information technology tools that allow connected physicians to share patient information while employing powerful analytic reports designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety.
The program launch has been enhanced with monthly CME events throughout the state, many with more than 50 physicians and practice administrators in attendance. The events offer medical professionals an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of participating in OneHealth New Jersey.
Kiritkumar Pandya, MD recently became the first physician to join the exchange. “I am excited to join OneHealth,” said Dr. Pandya. “Partnering with OneHealth and MSNJ, drives the common goal of delivering the best possible patient care and benefits the state’s medical community.”
 
During the past six months, MSNJ attended five large conferences and trade shows to promote OneHealth New Jersey. The goal is to help medical professionals understand participation will allow physicians to proactively manage their patients’ care in ways that have never been possible before while also establishing efficient methods to meet changing quality reporting requirements. There has been a great deal of interest from physicians and administrators, and we look forward to working with more physicians in the future.  

Promoting Interoperability
CMS recently restated its commitment to improving interoperability and patients’ access to health information. To reflect this focus, CMS renamed the EHR Incentive Programs to the Promoting Interoperability (PI) Programs. CMS also plans to streamline the programs to reduce the time and cost required of providers to participate.

This is exciting news for physicians and their patients, and great news for OneHealth New Jersey participants who have access to all of the tools required to align CMS’s aim to become patient centric. To learn more about how this rulemaking affects Medicare eligible clinicians participating in the Promoting Interoperability (formerly Advancing Care Information) performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), visit the Quality Payment Program website,  https://qpp.cms.gov/ and stay tuned for more information. 

To become a OneHealth New Jersey participant, visit www.onehealthnewjersey.com or contact Marlene Kalayilparampil at 844.424.4369.

myNJHealtheRecords: a Smart Way to Manage Personal Health Care Information
OneHealth New Jersey reminds members of the online patient portal which provides a secure, one stop site for health care data. my NJHealtheRecords eliminates a patient's need to login to multiple portals, hand-carry their records, or rely on another physician's office sending information via fax.

"Now is the time to take charge of your health care," said Marlene Kalayilparampil, Project Director for the Medical Society of New Jersey. " my NJHealtheRecords is a smart way for patients to manage medical information. Data from participating providers is in one location—records on medications, allergies, previous illnesses, injuries and more. Access is simple and secure at any time."

OneHealth New Jersey supports and encourages patient engagement by electronically transmitting medical records available in the health information exchange to patients who have established a my NJHealtheRecords account. Information can be updated, organized and accessed by computer, tablet or smartphone. my NJHealtheRecords is certified by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and meets all of the Meaningful Use and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System requirements.

Individuals can securely share medical information with trusted health care providers who may have access to full patient records including diagnosis, treatment, lab results, medications, etc., in an effort to deliver the most efficient and thorough care possible. Participants may create an emergency wallet card and access code when, if activated, gives physicians or emergency responders read-only access to critical health information.

To learn more, visit www.mynjhealtherecords.com or call 844.424.4369.

Learn More About OneHealth New Jersey
Did you know that OneHealth New Jersey offers an Online Learning Center? Multiple videos showcase features available to OneHealth New Jersey providers. Visit the Online Learning Center, and view:



To request additional resources, contact Marlene Kalayilparampil via email at mkalayil@msnj.org or by phone at 844.424.4369

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 Marlene Kalayilparampil
Medical Society of New Jersey
Project Director
844.424.4369