Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) Selects Medicity Technology to Give Community HealthCare Providers Secure Access to Patient Health Information
Exchanging patient summary documents will give physicians more complete views of patient health information, improving patient care and safety
(San Antonio, Texas) − November 14, 2011 - HASA announced today they will use Medicity Health Information Exchange (HIE) technology to make patient health information securely available to care providers in the communities it serves.
Medicity’s HIE technology will enable physicians at HASA area hospitals and clinics to access and exchange patient information in the form of patient summary documents. These documents, which are known as continuity of care documents (CCDs), provide a consolidated summary of a patient’s care history, including medications, allergies, vital signs, care plan, insurance information and more. Physicians and other providers can use their electronic health record (EHR) or other information system to request and view these documents via HASA’s health information exchange platform.
“Our partnership with Medicity is crucial to ensuring that all of the physicians throughout our service area have access to patient information so as to improve collaboration and quality of care, especially as patients transition from one care provider to another,” said Bob Collier, HASA CIO. “Extending secure, electronic access to patient summary documents across the community is one key to improving patient care and helping to reduce healthcare costs in our community.”
HASA will initially implement Patient Referral services using Medicity’s iNexx platform throughout Bexar county and the 22 surrounding counties to create a referral network. “This referral network will allow providers to quickly engage with referrals and increase productivity even before we are able to fully implement the community HIE”, said Gijs van Oort, CEO and executive director of HASA. Next, HASA will implement the exchange of patient summary documents between hospitals, clinics and provider offices. These connections will allow HASA to perform in-depth analytics for quality improvement, develop population-based health management programs, connect to other HIEs and federal agencies, and engage members through a patient portal.
About Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA)
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) is the state-funded, community-based Health Information Exchange (HIE) for San Antonio and 21 surrounding counties. HASA is a 501 (c) (3) and one of 12 regional providers designated by the State of Texas to meet the federal mandate to create an infrastructure to make it possible for individuals to share their health information electronically, securely and efficiently with their doctors and other health care providers. HASA is supported by major providers throughout South Central Texas. The connectivity across provider entities made possible by HASA will ensure that health information can be delivered more effectively and conveniently.
Medicity, the industry standard for Health Information Exchange (HIE), is the leading innovator and largest provider of HIE technology – with more than 750 hospitals and 250,000 end users in its connected ecosystem. Medicity’s solutions empower hospitals, physicians and HIEs with secure access to view and exchange health information – improving the quality and efficiency of patient care locally, regionally and nationally.