Rush Health implements centralized health information platform


Rush Health implements centralized health information platform

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Rush Health, a clinically integrated health network based in Chicago, has adopted the InterSystems Health Share 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).

This is aimed as connecting primary, specialty, sub-acute and hospital-based providers, as well as other HIEs, regardless of their 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.

HealthShare’s solution enables stakeholders to use their own EHR systems to exchange information and get a more complete medical picture for each patient, said Rush Health, after evaluating several vendors.

According to Rush Health, its 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.”

“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.

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