Effective care coordination and use of evidence-based protocols is enhanced when all practitioners have access to comprehensive resident information
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (PRWEB) January 04, 2018
GEHRIMED, the creator of the first Stage-2-Certified EHR designed exclusively for Long-Term/Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) practitioners, and American HealthTech a leading provider of clinical, financial, and revenue cycle software and services to skilled nursing and senior living organizations across the country, announced today the formation of their strategic partnership, to help advance the state of technology in the LTPAC community. The partnership enables data exchange between the practitioner’s EHR (GEHRIMED) and the facility’s EHR (American HealthTech).
“Effective care coordination and use of evidence-based protocols is enhanced when all practitioners have access to comprehensive resident information,” says Teresa J. Chase, President, American HealthTech. “Real-time patient data exchange allows our clients to remain connected and securely collaborate with their care team.”
The partnership was formed in response to the need for a more comprehensive and secure solution that would support instant-access to patient information, strengthen communication between long-term care practitioners and facilities, and address the rapidly changing regulatory requirements. This is GEHRIMED’s third partnership with a facility EHR vendor to provide a nationwide, secure solution that bridges the gaps in interoperability, communication, and operations between on-site and off-site care practitioners.
LTPAC care teams face the unique challenge in that, most long-term care practitioners do not work for a single facility, instead they are part of “Virtual Healthcare Teams,” visiting multiple facilities. Currently, practitioner EHRs and facility EHRs are disparate systems with restricted data exchange and communication. This could leave the practitioner and the facility without sufficient and accurate data to provide the best care and services possible. The partnership provides real-time patient data exchange between the medical practitioner’s EHR (GEHRIMED) and the facility’s EHR (American HealthTech) allowing the members of the Virtual Healthcare Teams to remain connected and easily access secure and up-to-date patient information. The solution reduces the need to share patient information via phone calls and faxes, which can lead to insufficient and inaccurate data. Equipping practitioners with real-time patient data helps support critical clinical decision-making, resulting in enhanced patient outcomes and quality patient care.
GEHRIMED and American HealthTech are dedicated to advancing the effective delivery of healthcare for the LTPAC community
Industry-leading GEHRIMED is the creator of the first interoperable ONC-Certified EHR designed “by” physicians, and exclusively “for” LTPAC practitioners. The cloud-based software incorporates end-to-end HIPAA-compliant security that prevents unintended Private Health Information (PHI) exposure. GEHRIMED’s LTPAC-specific workflow helps reduce errors and provide more accurate clinical assessments, to deliver a higher quality of patient care, while increasing practitioner productivity. To learn more, visit: http://www.GEHRIMED.com
About American HealthTech
American HealthTech is a leading provider of clinical, financial, and revenue cycle software and services to skilled nursing and senior living organizations across the country. American HealthTech, along with the other CPSI family of companies, provides superior products backed by dedicated services and support across the care continuum. We’re committed to connecting communities, patients and providers to facilitate more effective population health management, better patient engagement and the advancement of quality care coordination. This not only benefits the lives of countless healthcare providers who use our technology, but also those who receive their care: the patients. To learn more, visit: http://www.healthtech.net