At no charge, you  can receive results and reports outside of your health or hospital system when you join CliniSync.
 

Congratulations to our Board Chair - Brent Mulgrew


Columbus CEO Magazine just recognized our Board Chair Brent Mulgrew with a 2016 Lifetime Healthcare Achievement Award. Brent is a founding member of the Ohio Health Information Partnership and has served as an executive member of our Board as a representative of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) since our inception in 2010. Always looking out for the needs of physicians, he's been integral to the mission, vision and operation of our organization, both in our outreach to physicians as they adopted electronic health records and in the creation and implementation of the CliniSync Health Information Exchange.

Brent's intelligence, wit and kindness to our staff has kept us inspired for years. As you will see in this article, Brent has devoted his lifetime to health care through OSMA. 
Please read the full article here.

Get results and reports outside of your health or hospital system

Wouldn't it be great to go to only one place when you want real-time patient results and reports from different hospitals? 

For busy practices, a connection to CliniSync allows you to pick and choose the hospitals from which you would like to receive discrete, structured results as well as transcribed reports. You can receive these directly into your electronic health records or as a PDF. This saves on staff time and can greatly streamline your workflow. Learn more by reviewing our Results and Reports Delivery web page.

There's no cost from CliniSync for this and other core services, including direct, encrypted messaging between two providers or access to our new Community Health Record, where you can access health information on a patient from various sources. While your EHR vendor may charge you for an interface, we've worked with more than 30 vendors to ensure this a cost-effective and streamlined process.

CliniSync provides:
  • Service
  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Vendor Relationship Management
  • Training
  • 24/7 Support
If you don't believe us, just take the word of your fellow professionals by reading what they have to say in this testimonial fact sheet.

To learn more about these services, go to our website and click on Sign Up For Services to get information and discuss possible options with a Community Outreach Manager in your county. 

Here is a list of hospitals either "live" on our network or in some stage of implementation. 

You can also look up hospitals, practices and other kinds of facilities on our interactive map.

We look forward to working with you!

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.

Alliance Family Practice in Alliance
Anesthesia Associates/Pinnacle Pain in Concord
Asthma & Allergy Center in Lima, Toledo and Findlay
Certus Healthcare Management in Westlake (5 facilities)
Finbar G. Powderly MD in Mineral Wells,West Virginia
Foot & Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio in Newark, Gahanna, Pataskala & Sunbury
Stark Family Health Center in Canton
VRC Management in Cuyahoga Falls (5 facilities)
West End Pediatrics in Lakewood
Women's Care Center of Columbus in Gahanna

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, please advise us and we'll ensure you appear! Please email us at information@ohiponline.org with your practice name, address, county, and type of facility.

WebDirect Messages only kept for 90 days

We want to advise you again about a HISP data retention policy from our technology vendor, Medicity, that went into effect January 1, 2016. One of the highest priorities at Medicity is to ensure that all Direct secure messages can be sent when needed to help avoid potential patient safety concerns. Thus they have established this data retention approach versus locking an account once it exceeds a predetermined size limit. 

Per the retention policy, data will be available from the Medicity web email client (WebDirect) for 90 days. Medicity reserves the right to remove any data that exceeds the 90-day period.

What does this mean to you? 

If you use WebDirect to send and receive messages (with or without attachments) this data retention policy will affect messages and attachments you have sitting in your mailbox.

If you have a need to save an attachment in order for it not to be purged after the 90-day retention limit, please save it outside of the Medicity web email client (WebDirect) following your internal protocols for PHI storage.

This policy will not affect you if you use the iNexx Direct tool. Thanks for following this policy.

Please note, this data retention policy will not affect the ability to run reports which display MDN activity over time for auditing purposes.

Upcoming webinars on diabetes & hypertension in Ohio

CliniSyncPLUS Webinar Series: Improving Ohio’s Health

CliniSyncPLUS has scheduled 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. Please pre-register below and contact Cathy Rich at crich@ohiponline.org if you have any questions. Thank you!

April Webinar: Using Inpatient Data to Understand Where We Begin

Date:           Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time:           Noon - 1 p.m. EDT
Presenter:   Cathy Costello, J.D. - Director of CliniSyncPLUS Services
Pre-register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8193625895253296899 

This webinar will use statewide data provided by the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) to quantify the impact of hypertension and diabetes on inpatient rates in counties throughout Ohio. You may be surprised at the information provided by Cathy Costello during this hour-long webinar! Where does your county fit in with the overall landscape of chronic care management? You can’t improve what you don’t know!

This webinar is based on the article written by Cathy Costello and published in the March 2016 CliniSync newsletter and can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/1PDh2Kk.

May Webinar: Effectively Using EHR Functionality to Manage Patients With Hypertension & Diabetes

Date:           Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time:          Noon - 1 p.m. EDT
Presenter:   Scott Mash, MSLIT, CPHIMS, FHIMSS - Director, Consulting & Operations
Pre-registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8196584681044032257

This webinar explores the use of existing EHR functionality to create the necessary reports for submission to Million Hearts and similar programs. Scott Mash will also provide tips and tools that care teams can use to better manage patients with hypertension and diabetes. You don’t want to miss Scott’s “down-to-earth” presentation based on his real life experiences working with hospitals and clinicians across the state.

To learn about the entire series, please click here or go to http://clinisync.org/member-resources/ODH%20Webinar%20Series.pdf

Don't miss annual association events


Ohio Osteopathic Association's Charting the Course for Healthcare Transformation April 20-24
This year's OOA symposium at the Hilton Easton in Columbus offers an average of 30 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credit, with a variety of workshops and lectures providing  the most up-to-date information on topics every physician should know. It will feature more than 40 exhibits, host a regional scientific poster contest, provide updates from state and national leaders, and give the opportunity for networking. You can access the complete program here.

Ohio Health Information Technology Day April 27
The day when legislators get updates about Health Information Technology in Ohio will take place in downtown Columbus at the Statehouse Atrium and in Cleveland at the HIMSS Innovation Center. This year's theme will be Opioid Addiction Rx Reporting System - Ohio HB 341 & $1.5 Million Funding. Learn about the changes in OARRS and the PMP Gateway funding in the Ohio Budget. Register and view the agenda at: https://tinyurl.com/OHITDay2016Registration

Ohio Optometric Association holds Practice Management Institute May 4
The OOA will hold a Practice Management Institute at the Columbus State University Conference Center May 4 that features Dr. Alan Glazier, founder of ODs on Facebook where he will present The Greatest Social Media Course EVER. You can access the agenda and registration here.

Lunch & Learn Webinar on HIT recruitment May 11
This webinar will be of interest to those seeking new opportunities, college students approaching graduation and others in the HIT sector.  Lisa Canon, the Membership Chair for CSOHIMSS, will be providing a webinar focusing on the importance of developing a personal brand for those seeking a job in HIT.  CAHIMS/CPHIMS CEUs will be available to attendees.The webinar will occur between noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 and is entitled: Developing Your Brand, Recruiting Considerations, etc. as You Transition into HIT Roles
Pre-registration is required at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5961160990676912129

2016 CSOHIMSS Spring Conference: The Hacker's Guide to Hacking Healthcare May 20

The Central and Southern Ohio HIMSS chapter will hold a conference on cyber-security, HIPAA and privacy on Friday, May 20 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Place, Dublin, Ohio 43017.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/csohimss-spring-conference-tickets-21426528323

Ohio Hospital Association holds annual meeting and education summit June 13-15
The Ohio Hospital Association invites hospital professionals from across the state and corporate partners to attend the 2016 OHA Annual Meeting, June 13-15 in Columbus. This meeting offers a premier opportunity for healthcare providers and  administrators at all levels to gain valuable insight about statewide industry trends, to network with their peers and achieve a better understanding of the healthcare issues and policies most likely to impact their organizations. See more at: http://www.ohiohospitals.org/annualmeeting#sthash.v90Hdtyj.dpuf

Ohio Chiropractic Association holds Annual Convention Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

This year's event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus at 350 North High Street, 614-463-1234. Be sure to mention OSCA ConventionReserve Your Room Online! More information to come!

Interested in EMRAM certification? Let us know.

We are considering the possibility of obtaining Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) certification that is required to provide consulting services to hospitals and ambulatory practices that are working to achieve HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7.

The EMRAM identifies and scores hospitals and clinics using a progressively sophisticated eight-stage model that charts the path to a fully paperless environment. This certification was introduced in 2009 by identifying 15 organizations that had attained Stage 7 in their EMR journey.

The service/consultation that we are considering would be an extension of our current consulting services and allow our resources to speak to the specifics of  EMRAM, and provide consulting and guidance to those in need of assistance.  If we move forward with this initiative, our resources will have the designation as a HIMSS Certified EMRAM Educator.

As part of the decision making process, we have created a survey to gauge the interest of our community for consulting/guidance to achieve EMRAM Stage 7 because there is a sizable initial investment necessary to obtain the necessary certification.

Please let us know if you're interested or not by filling out this brief survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EMRAM2016
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