Great Lakes Health Connect Partnering with VorroHealth to Implement a Clinical Interface

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Great Lakes Health Connect in Michigan partnering with VorroHealth to implement a clinical interface – BridgeGateHealth™ – to allow for the transfer of clinical data from Skilled Nursing Facilities and Home Health Agencies.

Congress passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the IMPACT Act) on September 18, 2014. The Act requires the submission of standardized data by Long-Term Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities. Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) is helping to make this a reality in Michigan by partnering with VorroHealth to implement a clinical interface – BridgeGateHealth™ – to allow for the transfer of clinical data from Skilled Nursing Facilities and Home Health Agencies.

BridgeGateHealth™ extracts clinically relevant patient information from the MDS (Minimum Data Set) and OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) that nursing homes and home health agencies are required to submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and converts the information into a standardized Continuity-of-Care Document (CCD).

Great Lakes Health Connect is focused on improving communication among healthcare providers to provide the right patient care and experience at the right time based on the best available information. Their Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR) solution offers healthcare providers real-time access to a comprehensive longitudinal view of a patient’s health record and treatment history. As a condition for access to VIPR, network participants are required to contribute patient data to the database. This reciprocal arrangement delivers the greatest possible value for all. Implementing VorroHealth’s BridgeGateHealth™solution and providing access to the VIPR solution to the long-term post-acute care market is another step toward meeting their goal of “creating care-connected communities”.

“GLHC continues to look for ways to improve collaboration and coordination between care professionals,” said Doug Dietzman, Executive Director at Great Lakes Health Connect, “and we feel our partnership with VorroHealth will be one more way to add value.”

About Great Lakes Health Connect:

Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) is among the leading providers of health information exchange services in the nation. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, GLHC seamlessly and securely facilitates the transmission of more than a billion messages a year across 129 health systems and nearly 4,000 primary, secondary and allied care provider offices across the state. The community-based nonprofit is dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare information by creating care-connected communities across Michigan and beyond. For more information, visit GLHC online at http://www.gl-hc.org.

About VorroHealth:

VorroHealth provides robust, scalable integration solutions that connect disparate applications and technologies. BridgeGateHealth™’s any-to-any integration platform handles very complex data with virtually no coding required, reducing the complexity and length of integration projects to weeks or days resulting in lower costs. For more information, visit http://www.vorrohealth.com

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