Having accurate and reliable information at the point of care is critical to improving patient outcomes. The clear solution to this problem would be a comprehensive Health Care Information Exchange (HIE).
Connecticut physicians now have access to an HIE through CTHealthLink.
Click here to see what Connecticut Physicians and Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) members have to say about CTHealthLink.
CSMS, in partnership with KaMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) has established CTHealthLink, a physician-led HIE, utilizing a model with a proven track record. The technology comprises an interoperable HIE, a personal health record for patients, extensive data analytic tools, including certified electronic clinical quality measures, and a CMS approved Qualified Clinical Data Registry. This robust tool gives physicians the ability to coordinate care and identify gaps in care, identify high risk patients, manage resource use and potentially reduce readmissions, and adverse events. It also can be used to report quality measures to various registries and payers, including CMS.
Physicians and their patients deserve 21st century technology that can break down the walls that now exist between electronic health information systems. It has the potential to result in better care and more time devoted to patient care.
Thank you to CSMS President, Dr. Steven Thornquist, CSMS President Elect, Dr. Claudia Gruss, and Dr. Rob Aseltine who are featured in this video.