DENVER – October 4, 2018 – Health-e-MedRecord (HEMR), a patient-centered, physician-designed solution to enhance electronic health records, and CORHIO, a leading health information exchange in Colorado, announced today they will partner to implement HEMR’s Medcordance Advance Care Planning platform to ensure patient’s treatment wishes are honored during emergencies.
During a medical crisis, patients could be unable to discuss their treatment options, often leaving family and physicians to make these critical decisions on behalf of the patient. When patients are well, they are urged to make — and document — these decisions.
This partnership with CORHIO will allow providers across the delivery continuum in Colorado to securely share a patient’s MOST form, which is Colorado’s version of the POLST form created by National POLST (www.polst.org). Medcordance allows secure sharing of POLST, Advance Health Care Directives, and other documents during transitions of care, regardless of which electronic medical record system a hospital, clinician, or ambulance provider uses, and allows sharing of documents among family members and caregivers, at the request of the patient.
Health-e-MedRecord’s proprietary MedcordanceTM platform is the first of its kind in the country to integrate Advance Care Planning clinical workflows with its own Qualified Clinical Data Registry certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to report electronic submissions of Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) into the Medcordance ePOLST Registry under the provider Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
“The Medcordance platform was built by practicing physicians devoted to ensure that a patient’s treatment preferences are faithfully documented and made available to their treatment team of clinicians, paramedics, and their family members and loved ones, both during emergencies and routine care”, said Dr. Carlo Reyes, CEO and founder of HEMR, a board-certified emergency physician, pediatrician, and a health care attorney. “I am excited about the CORHIO-HEMR partnership, which will allow for real-time access to the Colorado MOST and other Advance Care Planning forms, while also recognizing that providers need an intuitive clinical solution that aligns with current workflows and which CMS incentivizes all providers to improve patient access to palliative care and end-of-life counseling.”
“CORHIO is constantly moving health information exchange forward in Colorado and this partnership with Health-e-MedRecord marks a major milestone in our development,” said Morgan Honea, CEO of CORHIO. “Having patients’ Advance Care Planning wishes available to providers in the CORHIO network will improve clinical decision-making, enhance participation in accountable care and value-based payment models, and take this difficult burden off of family members in a time of crisis.”
Health-e-MedRecord has worked with CORHIO since early 2018 to demonstrate its platform, prove its efficacy and showcase how the two organizations can work together to improve patient outcomes.
Health-e-MedRecord (HEMR) is a patient-centered, physician-designed platform that focuses on connecting patients and providers with only the most relevant patient information needed to deliver the best patient care possible. The HEMR suite of applications places the patient at the center of a network of physicians, hospitals, caregivers, and first-responders through intuitive interfaces that are simple to use and enhances provider and patient workflows. HEMR’s flagship platform is Medcordance, the nation’s first electronic POLST and Advance Care Planning platform certified by CMS for MACRA and MIPS reporting. The VCMA-HEMR QCDR is offered in collaboration with the Ventura County Medical Association, the Ventura County Coalition for Compassionate Care, and Health-e-MedRecord. Learn more about HEMR at www.health-e-medrecord.com or call (877) 693-5191.
CORHIO is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality through the optimal use of health information exchange (HIE). The CORHIO HIE is one of the largest and most robust HIE networks in the U.S. with more than 11,000 users and 74 hospitals currently participating. In addition to managing the HIE network, CORHIO provides advisory services that help healthcare professionals effectively use electronic health records and improve care delivery, and supplies accountable care organizations and health plans with data that enhance population health programs. For more information, visit www.corhio.org
Originally published on PR Newswire