Earlier this week, CMS released their final rule on Interoperability and Patient Access. One of the conditions of participation is for hospitals to implement ADT (Admit, Discharge, Transfer) messages/notifications to another facility or another community provider or practitioner (https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/interoperability-and-patient-access-fact-sheet). Implementing ADT to an HIE, like SacValley MedShare, will satisfy this requirement as well as remove the need to create and maintain this type of interface with multiple sources, which can get be a cost and maintenance burden. By becoming a member of SacValley MedShare, you can enjoy all of the benefits that come with a full HIE partnership; access to the patient’s full longitudinal patient record, specific results and reports, and knowing where and when they received care outside of your facility.
We are committed to continuing to provide our members and prospective member communities with their interoperability needs as well as support, to ensure excellence in patient care and ease of burden on staffs.
As always, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions and/or need more information.