HCA Healthcare’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) enables interconnectivity and data sharing across multiple care settings and provides a longitudinal view of a patient record that is up-to-date in near real-time. This record consists of combined data from MEDITECH, Epic and eClinicalWorks (eCW) with information from other EHR’s coming soon. From a single location, users have the ability to access and review patient records via the integrated “HIE Tab”, while HCA Healthcare physicians have access to an aggregated patient records via a link from MEDITECH or the Patient Keeper Physician Portal. Epic users can access HIE data using its Care Everywhere feature.
- Provides a longitudinal view of the health record of a patient
- Allows for two-way exchange of patient information with other systems.
- Physician affinity by offering convenience and connecting providers.
- Quality care and outcomes by integrating in-patient, emergency department and ambulatory care settings.
- Connections with federal entities and public health reporting agencies to share data.
- Enterprise connectivity
- Workflow management
Community Exchange Partners
What is a Community Exchange Partner?
The term Community Exchange Partner refers to an external provider that has completed the technical development process necessary to establish a bidirectional health information exchange relationship with HCA. As an established community exchange partner, the following workflow can be performed:
- A CEP can electronically send a continuity of care document (CCD) for a referred patient to an affiliated HCA facility.
- The CCD will be viewable within the Smart Agent tool.
- Upon patient discharge, an updated CCD will be automatically sent back to the CEP to “close the loop”.
What is a CCD?
A Continuity of Care Document (CCD) is an industry standard electronic document used to share patient summary information. HCA’s standard CCD usually includes the following data elements.
- Active & Past Medical Problems
- Active & Past Surgical Problems
- Current & Past Home Medications
- Discharge Instructions
- Lab Results
- Patient Demographics
- Treatment Plans