Physicians speak out about CliniSync on video!
MU3 online webinar explains expectations.
Join CliniSync User Group if you're a member.

Physicians speak out about CliniSync on video

We interviewed practices and a rural health clinic/behavioral health facility about CliniSync services, focusing on results and reports delivery and the Community Health Record in a YouTube series: Ohio Clinicians Get a Boost From CliniSync. Let us know what you think or offer your own story ideas to Dottie Howe at

Grand Lake Primary Care at St. Marys, Ohio:
How health information exchange improves patient care

A single, longitudinal patient health record brings hospital records together all in one place.

Michael C. Josey, M.D., a general practitioner and Electronic Health Record (EHR) coordinator for his practice in St. Marys, Ohio, explains how he receives results and reports directly from Grand Lake Health System and other local hospitals. He also explains a new functionality – the Community Health Record – that allows him to search by patient name and find health information at his fingertips. He has great expectations for CliniSync and Health Information Exchange in general!
4 min. 54 sec.

Shawnee Family Health in Portsmouth, Ohio: How health information exchange is changing patient care

Exchanging patient health records electronically helps mental health experts get a holistic view of a patent's overall healthcare needs.

Cynthia Holstein, M.A., the CEO of Shawnee Family Health in Portsmouth, Ohio, and a member of the CliniSync Advisory Council, explains how Health Information Exchange is transforming patient care for those patients who need integrated care: a blend of both behavioral healthcare and traditional medical care. Rose Pollard, L.I.S.W. and Janie Hass, both care coordinators, explain real-life scenarios where results and reports delivery as well as a longitudinal Community Health Record on patients have improved their care. 8 minutes

Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, Ohio: The impact of clinical reports & results delivery

Ohio sports med doctor gets immediate access to patients' results and reports when he needs them, where he needs them.

James V. Gasparine, M.D. of Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville in Ohio, discusses how the CliniSync Health Information Exchange has made both workflow and patient care at his group practice easier and faster. A sports medicine physician and osteoporosis specialist, Dr. Gasparine says the quick and accurate delivery of test results and reports from the local hospital system allows him to make accurate and timely clinical decisions, saving time for his patients and himself.
3 min. 24 sec.

MU Stage 3 online webinar explains expectations

Our CliniSync PLUS MU experts prepared a 90-minute online video webinar for clinicians and others interested in what's currently happening with Stage 3 Meaningful Use.
Full webinar: Stage 3 Final Use Webinar,  1 hour, 13 minutes

 Q & A Session:  

Join the CliniSync User Group if you're a CliniSync member

We're forming an online webinar CliniSync User Group for those of you who have signed a participant agreement with our organization. This members' only group will meet quarterly to discuss CliniSync services and upgrades as well as topics of interest to you.

Currently, we have 127 CliniSync members interested in participating on a quarterly basis. Results and reports delivery, Direct secure messaging, data contribution, Meaningful Use and the Community Health Record are tops on services they wish to discuss. Overwhelmingly, the group would also like to share best practices but also is interested in standards & interoperability and future enhancements, to name a few.

To answer the eight-question survey, which takes about two minutes, make sure you have a CliniSync participant agreement with us and then shoot me an email at and I'll send you the link ASAP. Deadline for responses is November 19. Thanks for your interest!

AMA survey says Ohio is a "state to watch"

Ohio has been listed as a "state to watch" in a 2014 survey on Health Information Exchanges conducted by the American Medical Association and recently published in Health Interoperability News. 

While we've advanced tremendously since 2014 -- especially in the transmission of transition of care documents, such as CCDs, summaries of care and discharge summaries -- last year Ohio emerged as a top contender in health information exchange among states with large populations. Often, statistics that compare states use percentages, but this study cross-referenced states with larger populations.

To see how specifically how Ohio fared, go to: See article link:

Welcome to the CliniSync Community!

Welcome to the practices, specialties and LTPACs who have joined our CliniSync Community in October. We’re excited that you will be connecting to us to receive reports and results, make referrals, and perhaps access the longitudinal Community Health Record. Thanks to you for continuing to build our network!
Premier Health Associates in Alliance
Kimes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Athens
William T. Bartels MD in Canfield
Brown Memorial Home in Circleville
North Ohio Heart in Elyria
Integrity Home Care in Middleburg Heights
Canton Women's Center in North Canton
Beacon Health Care in Tampa, FL  (5 locations in Ohio)
Wayne County Commissioners in Wooster
Again, thanks for being part of CliniSync!

Don't forget to update your Direct email addresses 

We all have to follow careful rules for HIPAA compliance. You need to regularly maintain and update your Direct secure messaging account and/or the Results Delivery integration profiles.

If you've been with CliniSync or Direct for some time are some important reminders:

Please alert CliniSync Support immediately in the following circumstances:
  • When a provider receiving results from a LIVE hospital is planning to leave the practice.
  • When the person at the practice who was identity-proofed for the Direct messaging account leaves the organization.
  • When an individual with a personal Direct account leaves the organization.
To submit a support ticket, please go to and click on “Submit a Request” at the top of the page. From here, you may fill in the required fields and a CliniSync support representative will contact you.You also can contact Support here.

Recap of Stage 2 2015-2017 Guidelines

In case you missed our webinars on Stage 2 guidelines for 2015-2017, you can go to YouTube to listen to Scott Mash and Cathy Costello review the new rules. You can access a Playlist by first logging into:

Deadlines for Ohio Medicaid Stages 1 & 2

In a nutshell: If you  plan on attesting to the current Stage 1 measures, please  submit your attestation as soon as possible as the MPIP System will be unable to accept these attestations after Nov. 13.
The MPIP System will be available for modified Stage 2 attestations on Jan. 4, 2016 and the deadline has been extended to April 29, 2016

Here's the full notification: The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) will be updating the MPIP system to comply with the newly released final rule “Electronic Health Record Incentive Program—Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017.” This rule revises the Meaningful Use requirements for Program Years 2015 through 2017 and is commonly called, “Modified Stage 2.” The Modified Stage 2 rule goes into effect on December 15, 2015.
What You Need to Know for Program Year 2015:
  • First year providers attesting to AIU only will not be impacted by system updates.
  • Providers wanting to attest to the current Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements must submit their application in MPIP no later than Nov. 13, 2015.
    • Please check your email! If additional information is needed to successfully process your Stage 1 2015 attestation, MPIP will send an email to the email address on file in the MPIP system. If additional documentation is required to support your attestation, it must be received in the MPIP system by noon on Nov. 20, 2015.
    • If you have any questions about your Stage 1 Meaningful Use enrollment, please call us at 1-877-537-6747. The help desk is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • All meaningful use attestations will be removed from the MPIP System on Nov. 20, 2015 at 5 .m. to allow for system upgrades.
    • All Meaningful Use attestations that are not in a “payment pending” status for Program Year 2015 will be required to attest to Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use.
    • Starting in 2015, all providers will be required to attest to a single set of objectives and measures. Since this change may occur after providers have already started to work toward meaningful use in 2015, there are alternate exclusions and specifications within individual objectives for providers who were previously scheduled to be in Stage 1 of the EHR Incentive program.
  • The MPIP System will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Nov. 20, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016 to make required updates.
  • Providers will be able to attest to Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use starting at 8 a.m.
Our help desk is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to assist providers with any questions. Give us a call at 1-877-537-6747. You may also email your questions to  

Board of Phamacy announces new website

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has launched a redesigned website for the state’s prescription monitoring program, known as the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS).  A fresh design, new features and improved navigation offers visitors to a better user experience. The website is more user-friendly, with content that helps OARRS account holders maximize the information contained in the system. 

This includes an updated frequently asked questions section, guidance documents and three new training videos that take users through the process of registering for an account, running a patient report and reviewing the information contained within an OARRS report.  Additionally, the site contains a new statistics feature that allows anyone to create custom county reports and view maps based on aggregate data collected in OARRS. 

Established in 2006, OARRS is the only statewide database that collects information on all prescriptions for controlled substances that are dispensed by pharmacies and personally furnished by licensed prescribers in Ohio. OARRS data is available to prescribers when they treat patients, pharmacists when presented with prescriptions from patients and law enforcement officers only during active investigations
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