Issue 008 | October 2014
HealtHIE Nevada Chronicle
Your Health Information Exchange Quarterly

Welcome to the HealtHIE Nevada Chronicle!

In this newsletter, you will find listings of current participants, new endeavors, upcoming events, as well as helpful health information technology articles in the news. We are happy to assist you with health resources, and look forward to many years with you as part of the HealtHIE Nevada extended family.

Sincerely,
The HealtHIE Nevada Team
Events

Join HealthInsight and colleagues for a Patient Portal Webinar from 11 a.m. to noon on Nov. 6, 2014, where we will:
  •  Update clinic staff on Meaningful Use requirements that pertain to patient portals 
  • Help clinic staff see the value of portals in saving time/ money 
  •  Give practical advice on:
    • Choosing a portal
    • Implementing a portal
    • Getting patients excited about using the portal 

Click here to register.

We welcome HIE users to our Fall User Group Meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2014, where we will talk current trends, including dashboards and data sources, and what's new, including VHR content, a 2.0 introduction and the marketing welcome package. Lunch will be provided.

To register for Las Vegas, click here.
To register for Reno, click here.

Can't make it to either location? Join us via Adobe Connect. Click here for virtual registration.
News
HIE records are growing
As the participation of the medical community increases in HealtHIE NV, clinical and demographic patient data being captured through the Health Information Exchange (HIE) are growing at significant rate. 

Millions of laboratory, imaging, radiology, admissions and transcriptions records are being routed from one point of care to another, providing a stronger basis for continuum of care for Nevada patients. For a snapshot of the most current statistics, please click here.
The importance of data integrity

Immense efforts are being deployed to maintain the massive scale HIE database in terms of timeliness, privacy, completeness and data integrity. 

 

The latter item is of tremendous importance, not only for purposes of data quality assurance, but ultimately in terms of ensuring patient safety and efficiency of care. 

 

Data integrity can be compromised at many levels: at the point of care level as caregivers are entering patient information in the electronic medical record; at the level of the interoperable technology when routing data feeds; or at the interface level when other care providers are analyzing the data for care purposes.  

 

Many problematic scenarios can arise, such as duplicate patient records, inaccurate patient clinical or demographic data, or insufficient data that can allow the correct patient match. 

 

HealtHIE NV staff are committed to assist all HIE stakeholders to develop best practices, such as data stewardship and data governance to maintain accurate and complete patient electronic files and structured data. Please contact hiesupport@healthinsight.org if you need more information on this topic. 

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