CSMS-IPA Joins CTHealthLink

CTHealthLink, in association with the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), is pleased to announce that the Connecticut State Medical Society- Independent Practice Association (CSMS-IPA) has partnered with the physician-led, statewide interoperable health information exchange (HIE).

“We are excited about of our recent collaboration with CTHealthLink,” comments Neysa Guerino, Executive Director of CSMS-IPA.  She added, “through CTHealthLink we can now provide our physicians with reliable, tested, HIE technology that will help them in their practice.  Physicians will also benefit by utilizing the quality metrics and analytics, with the CSMS-IPA’s assistance, designed to help them navigate changes in the healthcare system.”

Participation in the HIE can improve care coordination by allowing connected physicians, hospitals and other providers to share patient health information in a HIPAA compliant manner.  The HIE will  includes information from all providers and facilities from whom a patient has received care. Physicians can proactively manage their patients’ care in ways that have never been possible before.

Jeffrey Gordon, MD, chair of the CTHealthLink Governance Committee said, “We are thrilled to have the CSMS-IPA join CTHealthLink as a trusted partner. They are a valuable addition in our effort to enhance care delivery and build bridges through increased connectivity across our state, while providing physicians and other clinicians usable health analytics and resources designed to improve patient care.”

 

About CTHealthLink

CTHealthLink is a physician-led health information network delivered in partnership with the

Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) and KaMMCO Health Solutions, offering a suite of health information technology tools to help health professionals share patient information while employing powerful analytic reports designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety.

CTHealthLink provides participating physicians with the tools necessary to: access patient information in a timely, secure manner; improve care coordination and patient safety; increase physician/patient communication; engage patients through an online patient portal; utilize patient panel and population health analytics in a meaningful way; effectively transition to a value-based payment model; and support efforts to meet requirements for MIPS/APMs.

 

About Connecticut State Medical Society

CSMS is one of the oldest medical societies in the United States, founded in 1792 and serving more than 6,000 Connecticut physicians and physicians in training. The mission of CSMS is to be the voice of all Connecticut physicians; to lead physicians in advocacy; to promote the profession of medicine; to improve the quality of care; and to safeguard the health of patients.

 

About CSMS-IPA

CSMS-IPA is a statewide, physician driven IPA, founded in 1986.  They seek to build partnerships between business and medicine that support a value-based system of care.  They are dedicated to helping their physician network achieve the highest quality of care, the greatest patient satisfaction, with the most efficient use of resources.  Their focus is patient-centered and accountable to managing our patient population with the use of innovative resources and technology.

 

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