SOURCE: OnePartner

OnePartner

November 11, 2013 10:12 ET

OnePartner Health Information Exchange Connects Physicians Nationwide

First Physician-Owned Health Information Exchange Gives Healthcare Providers the Ability to Share Critical Patient Information in Real-Time and Improve Delivery of Patient-Centered Care

KINGSPORT, TN--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2013) -  Healthcare providers now have a new way to collaborate, enhance quality care and improve patient outcomes. OnePartner Health Information Exchange, which enables the secure electronic exchange of health-related information across the continuum of care, is now available to physicians nationwide.

OnePartner HIE is a physician-owned and -led health information exchange designed to give physicians improved reporting capabilities and enhanced connectivity to provide proactive, highly-coordinated and patient-centered care, all within their existing workflow. With OnePartner HIE, physicians using any Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system can quickly and securely share information, helping to connect entire communities of providers together in a common network without the upfront implementation, IT staff and data center costs. Powered by dbMotion, OnePartner HIE has effectively eliminated the costly barriers of developing an HIE and provides a solution that is affordable for physician practices of all sizes.

"Across the care continuum, physician practices use a wide variety of EMRs and, until now, those disparate systems, which previously were unable to connect to one another, have prevented providers from sharing valuable patient information," said OnePartner president Scott R. Fowler, JD, MD. "We are excited to bring OnePartner HIE to doctors across the country to help breakdown these barriers, unite the medical community at large and ensure that all healthcare providers have access to the information they need to provide the best coordinated care and deliver value to their patients."

OnePartner HIE goes one step beyond just delivering raw information. It synthesizes and groups records from various doctors to present the most pertinent patient data first. OnePartner HIE can become the single point of access for the communication of patient information, eliminating the need for multiple, point-to-point interfaces. Because it allows vital data such as lab and test results to be seamlessly shared across all of a patient's providers in real-time, OnePartner HIE has the potential to reduce healthcare costs associated with duplicative medical tests being ordered by multiple physicians.

The OnePartner HIE system provides extensive data protection and permission controls to safeguard doctor-patient as well as doctor-patient-doctor relationships. Through OnePartner HIE, referrals can be made along with notes and clinical summaries to further streamline provider collaboration on shared patients.

OnePartner HIE also facilitates clinical decision-making and improves population health and patient outcomes by bridging the gaps which previously prevented healthcare providers from obtaining meaningful, actionable data, providing alerts and notification of patient statuses and generating patient lists categorized by specific condition. It allows physicians to quickly analyze data on specific patient populations, providing perspective on the effectiveness of treatments among certain patient groups and tracking improvements in health.

"OnePartner was created by physicians for physicians, so we understand and appreciate the importance of maintaining control of our data while still being able to exchange critical patient information. We designed the system to require minimal effort yet still deliver immense value," said Fowler. "Our goal was to create a single source for all of the information physicians need to provide the quality care patients -- and physicians themselves -- expect. It is a quick and effortless extension of caregivers' current workflow, driving the efficiencies necessary to deliver value in healthcare."

Through OnePartner, physicians also will be able to seamlessly connect to and share information they choose with state and hospital HIEs. Additionally, securely sharing electronic patient data through OnePartner HIE helps practices achieve Meaningful Use 2 requirements that are commonly missed by EHRs and EMRs.

Providers interested in integrating OnePartner HIE into their practices can contact Chandra Cook at (423) 857-2283 or visit www.onepartnerhie.com.

About OnePartner HIE
OnePartner HIE is a private physician-owned, physician-led health information exchange (HIE) facilitating the mobilization of healthcare information electronically across organizations and among disparate healthcare information systems. With a goal of accelerating access to clinical data to provide safer and more timely, efficient, effective and equitable patient-centered care, OnePartner HIE allows for continuity of care between multiple healthcare providers creating efficiency and connectivity for the benefit of patients throughout the region. For more information visit www.onepartnerhie.com.

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