Rush Health, a leading clinically integrated health network serving greater Chicago, and InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, today announced Rush Health’s adoption of the InterSystems HealthShare® interoperability platform for collaborative care coordination.
The platform will enable Rush Health to implement a private health information exchange (HIE), which will provide their hospital, physician and affiliate members a complete view of their patients’ records across the care continuum from within their electronic health record (EHR) connecting primary, specialty, sub-acute and hospital-based providers, as well as other HIEs regardless of electronic health record (EHR) system.
Rush Health has found that simply exchanging health care records is not enough to impact the quality or cost of care delivery. Clinicians need to access all the patient data to fully understand what is happening with a patient and drive clinical actions at the point of care.
After evaluating several vendors, Rush Health determined HealthShare offers the best solution as a centralized health information hub, enabling all stakeholders to use their own EHR systems to exchange information and get the most complete medical picture for each patient. Rush Health includes four hospitals, more than 1,100 physician members and 350 non-physician network clinicians. Rush Health’s providers will gain complete visibility into all of their patients’ medications, tests and procedures, reducing unnecessary prescriptions and treatments and delivering better, more attentive care.
“Implementation of our HIE is critical to Rush Health’s transition to value-based care. It will serve as the hub for all care coordination activities, triggered by real-time monitoring of quality, resource use and cost,” says Brent Estes, CEO of Rush Health. “It will fill in any gaps in our members’ EHRs.”
In selecting HealthShare, Rush Health’s clinical leaders cited its proven ability to access all data, not just HL7 information, with an integrated analytics toolset that enables actionable insights at the point of care. HealthShare also has alert and notification system capabilities for clinical events across Rush’s integrated network, as well as an integrated enterprise master patient index (eMPI) to ensure consistent identification of patients across external and internal medical record systems.
“We are honored that Rush Health has selected HealthShare to provide the foundational technology on which its connected care initiatives depend,” said Joe DeSantis, vice president for HealthShare at InterSystems.
InterSystems develops connected health solutions that serve as the foundation for population health management initiatives. InterSystems customers include leading hospitals, health systems, health information networks, health plans, medical device manufacturers, labs, and other organizations serving hundreds of millions of patients worldwide. InterSystems technology provides rapid and reliable healthcare integration with out-of-the box support for global healthcare information protocols and messaging formats.
About Rush Health
Based in Chicago, Rush Health is a clinically integrated network of physicians and hospitals working together to improve health through high quality, efficient health services covering the spectrum of patient care from wellness, prevention and health promotion, to disease management and complex care management. More information is at www.rush-health.com .
InterSystems is the engine behind the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems is the power behind what mattersTM. Founded in 1978, InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit InterSystems.com .
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