BOISE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Inofile announced today it will be actively helping post-acute care providers overcome the challenges of clinical document exchange at HIMSS through workshops, on-site expertise and other resources, including a recently sponsored InfoBrief detailing the impacts of paper-based workflows by leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC.
“HIMSS brings the leading healthcare technology minds together from across the globe, and we’re honored to be part of the most critical conversations happening at this event,” said Therasa Bell, president, chief technology officer and co-founder of Inofile. “While interoperability has been a significant topic for years, the budget and resource limitations that impact transitions of care, specifically post-acute care providers, has been overlooked. Fortunately, the awareness is growing, with the latest IDC InfoBrief on clinical document exchange quantifying the direct impact to patients and organizations, while multiple HIMSS panels will focus on ways to overcome these challenges.”
On Monday, April 13, Therasa Bell will be leading the DIRECT Patient Information Exchange Outcomes roundtable focusing on why providers need EHR systems to interface with patient information exchange technology to enable effective patient care and how providers are successfully interfacing with all care partners to effectively exchange this information.
On Tuesday, April 14, Therasa Bell will join leaders from Mental Health Center of Denver and Sante/Encore for Connecting The Unconnected—Making Interoperability A Reality For Underserved Markets. Both organizations actively use Inofile Kno2 to overcome the challenges of implementing electronic document exchange specific to their market needs.
While MHCD and Sante/Encore overcame clinical document exchange challenges, most post-acute organizations are unable to transition and are experiencing substantial impacts as a result, according to an IDC InfoBrief sponsored by Inofile, Clinical Document Exchange: The Need for a Simple, Secure, Cost-Effective Solution, April 2015. As the InfoBrief notes: “Paper based solutions – fax, hand-carry, scanning, and even phone-based methods – still dominate post-acute care provider workflows. These methods are having a real impact on quality of care and the bottom line.”
More than half of the post-acute care respondents to the IDC study experienced loss of business, coding errors and decrease in operational efficiency due to paper-based workflows, while 48% attributed medical errors to this process. The InfoBrief also notes that “the most used methods are also the most unsecure and inefficient.” These challenges are compounded by the amount of patient health information (both digital and paper) regularly processed by these providers, which averages to 180 pages received and another 150 shared with care partners each week. The IDC InfoBrief can be downloaded in its entirety at http://go.inofile.com/infobrief/.
Given the broad impacts to both business and patient care, many post-acute providers are seeking a unified clinical document exchange solution that addresses these pain points and is flexible enough to meet their operational needs.
As the community mental health provider for the City and County of Denver, the Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) regularly communicates with several organizations with different technology, reporting requirements and document formats. Inofile Kno2 helps MHCD eliminate considerable time, transforming patient information into a storable, shareable format, improving responsiveness with partners and ultimately providing clinical staff with more time for patient care.
As a transitional rehabilitation services leader throughout Arizona and Washington, Santé/Encore was managing an increasing number of standalone platforms with more than 30 primary referral partners adapting to meaningful use standards. Kno2 met all of its criteria, including meaningful use, with minimal financial and resource investment. It also gave them the ability to improve relationships with referral partners through increased responsiveness and enhanced transitions of care.
HIMSS attendees can hear from leaders of MHCD, Sante/Encore and Inofile at the Connecting The Unconnected panel hosted by Surescripts in booth #5281 on Tuesday, April 14, and from Therasa Bell during the DIRECT Patient Information Exchange Outcomes panel. Inofile will also be on hand at the Konica Minolta booth (#3977) to demonstrate the Kno2 interface and capabilities on multiple devices in the company’s healthcare portfolio and participating in the Interoperability Showcase.
Inofile technology creates vital links to simplify healthcare. Its groundbreaking software solves one of the most complex and overlooked problems facing healthcare, transforming unstructured medical information into a common, standards-based format. Inofile connects the healthcare continuum with simple, cost-effective technology that integrates into any patient care setting. Learn more at www.inofile.com.