Are CliniSync's live hospitals near or afar?
MACRA in 2017: Breathe deeply and step away from your computer
 

Streamline your practice or facility with our services

For those of you who are new to CliniSync, here's a list of services that you may want to access if you are in a practice, clinic, long-term care facility, home health, hospice or other healthcare organization. We have 123 hospitals now live on CliniSync with the capability to provide patient data to you through our solutions.
  • Results Delivery - Receive patient lab results, radiology and transcribed reports directly into your EHR, such as care summaries, history & physicals, and progress notes. There's no reason to use a separate feed.
  • Community Health Record – Access a single community record on a patient that shows details of encounters with CliniSync hospitals and providers. We have 2,000 users accessing it today. View our demo here. 
  • Contribute -  Contribute care summary documents (CCDAs) to CliniSync for other providers to access. 
  • Referrals – Electronically send and receive patient referrals with confirmation and tracking in real time, which is especially helpful when coordinating with social service organizations.
  • Direct - Use this national protocol to securely message another provider. We have 15,000 plus providers in our directory. Many LPTACs are using this service.
  • Notify -  This is a new service we're just developing. By uploading patient panels, practices can receive a notification when one of their patients visits the ER or is admitted to or discharged from the hospital.
  • CliniSyncPLUS –Sign up for consulting services to help you meet requirements for CPC+, PQRS, MU, MACRA, and more.
You can directly email information@clinisync.org and we will put a staff member in touch with you. Or you can fill out our Sign Up For Services form on the front page of our website at www.clinisync.org.

Are CliniSync's live hospitals near or afar?

If you're wondering if hospitals in your region are live on CliniSync, you can check their status on a public list on our website. You also can search our interactive map.

Hospitals are either contracted, in progress or live.

A live hospital means they've signed off on results delivery, which means you could receive results and reports directly into your EHR system or into a PDF file.

This replaces the need for separate feeds from different hospitals and allows you to receive patient health information from hospitals that are not in your region.

We have a total number of 148 hospitals contracted with us with 123 live right now.

What is a medical neighborhood?

We're using one of our solutions - the referral tool - to connect physicians and other healthcare providers to other organizations within the community so they can better serve the "whole" patient.

Steve Thompson, Administrative Director of the Helping Hands and Wellness Center, a free clinic in Columbus, met with John Leite, coordinator in the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus to conduct two webinars for us on the Medical Neighborhood Referral Infrastructure project, known as MNRI. 

"Helping Hands free clinic treats the whole patient - not just their medical needs - from spiritual guidance to social services and counseling,” Thompson says. "We strive to understand the needs of the patient and help them get a better quality of life.” Thompson's presentation explains how they refer patients to the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio for medications and how electronic communications cuts down on time and labor.

John Leite gives a broad picture of the long-term goals for the MNRI project. “The Medical Neighborhood Referral Infrastructure Project (MNRI) is a collaborative effort to bring together the medical community with social service organizations and agencies in Central Ohio so we can wrap those services around the patient in a cohesive way,” he says.

We will keep you up-to-date on the progress this initiative makes in Central Ohio, as we know it can be replicated in other regions.

To access the full story, click here.

To listen to the webinar, click here.
 

Welcome new practices and facilities!

We welcome new Community Members to CliniSync and hope you enjoy the benefits of health information exchange in your everyday work.

Arlington Good Samaritan Society in Arlington
Joseph C. LaMancusa MD in Findlay
Providence Medical Group in Dayton
Northcoast Dermatology Associates in Independence and Sagamore Hills
Universal Home Health and Hospice in Bellefontaine

You can access a list and map of our CliniSync Community Members on our website. If your practice or facility is live on CliniSync but is not on the map or listing, please advise us and we'll make sure you appear! Please email us at information@clinisync.org with your practice name, address, county, and type of facility.

Suite of webinars, articles on Improving Ohio's Health

CliniSyncPLUS Webinar Series: Improving Ohio’s Health

CliniSyncPLUS, a team who works directly with hospitals and practices on quality initiatives, has conducted a series of monthly webinars to support the work of the Ohio Department of Health to assist Ohio providers in managing patients with chronic conditions, specifically focused on hypertension and diabetes. Improving Ohio’s Health will benefit hospital and practice providers and staff who are interested in managing their patients with hypertension and diabetes.

The articles and the webinars that accompany them can be accessed at http://www.clinisync.org/success-stories or click on the direct links below.

Ohio Hospital Impatient Discharges for Hypertension and Diabetes
Webinar recording is here.
 
Effectively Using EHR Functionality to Manage Patients with Hypertension & Diabetes
Webinar recording is here.

Establishing a Chronic Care Management Program in an Independent Group Practice (Westshore)
Webinar recording is here.
 
Update on Ohio's Data for Managing Patients with Hypertension & Diabetes
Webinar recording is here.

Technology Tactics to Make Patient Engagement Easier: Improving the Health of Patients with Hypertension & Diabetes
Webinar recording is here.

Electronically Connecting the Community: Making Care Plans Easier
Webinar recording is here.

New Chronic Care Management Coding: Proposed CMS Coding Changes for 2017
Webinar recording is here.
 
Technology to Support your Patients with Chronic Conditions - It Doesn't Have to be Painful
Webinar recording is here.

MACRA in 2017: Breathe Deeply

MACRA in 2017: Breathe deeply and slowly walk away from your computer

That's the advice of Cathy Costello, JD, Director of our CliniSyncPlus team, as she put together a snyopsis of MACRA musings gleaned from the 1,000 pages she's read.  These are the major points she covers:
  • Avoiding Penalties: Providers will be able to submit “some” data to the Quality Payment Program (i.e., QPP, previously called PQRS) to avoid any downward payment from CMS for Medicare Part B claims. 
     
  • Receiving Partial Credit for Reporting: Providers will be able to report under the proposed MIPS schedule, but reporting will be required for only part of the year. 
     
  • Receiving Full Credit for MIPS Reporting: For practices that understand the MIPS reporting option as it will be laid out in the final rule, the practice can report for the full 2017 calendar year for all required reporting areas: MU (also called “technology reporting” or “Advancing Care Information”), quality reporting for a required number of measures, and Clinical Practice Improvement.
     
  • Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APM): For providers participating in an Advanced APM and completing all the required reporting for that model, providers would be eligible for the 5% automatic bonus payment spelled out in MACRA as well as any additional payment under the model. 
You can access her full column here to read the specifics of each of those points.
 

OHA seeks to reduce sepsis by 30%

The Ohio Hospital Association invites member hospitals and community health care organizations to join the OHA SOS campaign to raise awareness of the signs of sepsis and increase early recognition and intervention across the continuum of care.

The OHA SOS campaign launched last Tuesday, World Sepsis Day, with a live-streamed event featuring representatives from OHA, the Sepsis Alliance and Leading Age Ohio. 

OHA released an SOS video, SOS Factsheet and SOS Toolkit to educate community caregivers, first responders and providers at all levels of health care about the signs of sepsis. Read more.

11/18 OPCPCC Conference

The Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative will hold its fall conference at the Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City on November 18.

The theme will be: Mobilizing prevention and practice teamwork in the neighborhood: Leveraging the primary care relationship

Topics include:

9:45 a.m. A Population Health Approach in a Time of Change. Keynote speaker: John Auerbach, MBA, Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

11 a.m. Managing diabetes through addressing social determinants of health

11:40 a.m. Integration of medical and behavioral health to manage chronic conditions

12:45 p.m. Ohio updates: CPC and SIM

1:15 p.m. Interprofessional teams and diabetes management

2:15 p.m. Diabetes best practices in Ohio

3:00 p.m. Employers bending the high-risk curve by preventing diabetes

Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opcpcc-annual-fall-conference-registration-27303921765 by November 7, 2016.
 

10/28 Holy MACRA! It's Interoperate 2016

This year's CSOHIMSS Fall Conference will be held at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati on October 28. 
 
The theme will be a Taste of Healthcare Information Technology featuring a wide array of topics as well as local and national speakers that represent today's ever changing healthcare landscape. From Revenue Cycle, Project Management, Payment Reform, MACRA, Clinical Interoperability, Information Security and Privacy to Compliance, we have a topic for you! 
 
Speakers and topics include - Keynotes from Jeff Coughlin from HIMSS National and Yousuf Ahmad, CEO of AssureCare. A MACRA/MIPS panel discussion, breakout sessions by thought leaders from CISCO and numerous Central and Southern Ohio healthcare systems on Clinical Interoperability, Revenue Cycle, Analytics, Project Management, and many other topics. 
 
Please register here:
CSOHIMSS Fall Conference Event Registration 

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