New Application Borrows Lessons from the Aerospace/Defense Industry to Automate the Extraction and Sharing of Data, Unlocking the Power of Population Health Management
CARY, N.C. – March 1, 2018 – Smartlink Health, an innovator in value-based healthcare solutions aimed at wellness and chronic disease management, introduces the Smartlink Clinically Integrated Network (CIN), a solution that automates the extraction and sharing of data from disparate electronic health records (EHRs), eliminating the need for interfaces and integrations. Smartlink CIN unlocks the power of population health management and the ultimate goals of value-base care by rapidly liberating data from virtually any clinical or financial system, at a fraction of the cost of current approaches.
The federal government has invested over $30 billion to encourage physicians and hospitals to adopt EHRs, yet organizations with EHRs from different vendors must still spend large amounts of money and devote several months of effort to get the software systems communicating. With the acceleration of value-based reimbursement models, the demand for cross-EHR information sharing and collaboration has never been greater.
Smartlink’s CIN solves the EHR interoperability puzzle by integrating any EHR in a matter of days, and at a fraction of the cost, compared to the weeks, months or years of traditional interfaces and integrations. The solution is already being deployed to multiple ACOs, with an average deployment time of 2-3 days per clinic EHR.
“To support our IPA’s transition to a CIN and the pursuit of insurance contracts, we needed a cost-effective solution that will enable us to share information across a plethora of EHRs,” said Dianne Braswell, Chief Operating Officer, Coastal Physician Alliance. “Smartlink Health is the only solution that was able to meet our business requirements, our timeline, and our budget.”
Smartlink’s patent-pending CIN technology is based on an approach originally developed by Smartlink’s CEO, Dr. Siu Tong, over the course of 25 years to solve software communication issues in other industries. The solution was designed to integrate thousands of disparate systems in order to optimize the design of airplanes and automobiles, improving safety while reducing cost. Having spent the last ten years of his career in the healthcare industry, Dr. Tong has now developed the 4th generation of his solution specifically to address interoperability issues in healthcare.
“A typical EHR vendor or 3rd party interface costs between $5,000 to $50,000 for one clinic, plus extensive labor and time to implement. With over 500 EHRs in the market, these costs and timeframes are a major bottleneck to logistically deploy population health management solutions that affect outcomes,” said Dr. Siu Tong, CEO, Smartlink Health. “This is a big reason why it’s so hard to achieve an ROI on investments in population health platforms. Smartlink CIN eliminates the EHR bottleneck.”
Smartlink unlocks the power of PHM solutions and the ultimate goals of value-based care, by using SmartAgents to quickly and inexpensively liberate data from EHRs and other healthcare systems. The SmartAgents can access any data that a user can access—including clinical notes, patient demographics, labs, orders and radiological images. The real power of Smartlink CIN however is its mass customization capability, enabling rapid administrative revisions across a multitude of disparate EHRs. In addition, it can insert information into an EHR such as quality measure data, clinical alerts, or scheduled appointments.
For more information on the Smartlink Clinically Integrated Network, see us at HIMSS March 5-9, 2018 at Kiosk # 9900-82.
About Smartlink Health Solutions
Smartlink Health Solutions provides a single platform that enables physicians to leverage Medicare’s annual wellness, behavioral health and care management programs as a strategic bridge in the journey from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement. The secure platform seamlessly interfaces with EMRs and can be used alone or in combination with our experienced care management services team. Either way, Smartlink’s unique approach to patient enrollment, operational efficiency, and guided care engagement ensures the highest quality of preventative and chronic care management possible. In addition, Smartlink offers patent-pending technology that accelerates data extraction across EHRs – in days versus months – and, at a fraction of the cost. For more information, visit SmartlinkHealth.com.
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