BOISE, Idaho, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kno2™, the company that optimizes patient document exchange for everyone in healthcare, today announced its entrance into the referrals management space through its partnership with SCI Solutions, the health industry's leading patient access and care coordination software firm. Kno2's cloud-based patient document exchange platform will be adding capability to SCI's existing infrastructure, allowing referring providers to submit referrals via Direct and ultimately attesting to Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Kno2's document exchange platform, which captures and exchanges documents from virtually any source, will complement SCI's fax infrastructure, which currently brokers millions of pages of faxed documents each month.
"Our referrals management solution streamlines the referrals process for our hospital clients—but due to varying levels of technology adoption in the ambulatory environment, much of this referral activity still occurs via fax," explained Bill Reid, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Chief Information Security Officer at SCI Solutions. "We believe that many of our referring providers have certified EHRs, thus the benefit of SCI adding Direct messaging as an alternative to fax brings value to our customers. Our partnership with Kno2 makes document exchange easy and affordable. Providers on the platform can seamlessly exchange clinical documents electronically. This partnership equips our clients to succeed as the industry moves from fee-for-service to fee-for-value reimbursement."
Referring providers exchanging patient documents via Direct will not only be able to attest to Meaningful Use but also will provide SCI with interoperable content that makes the referral transaction more meaningful.
"Fax is expensive, inefficient and most definitely not interoperable," said Jon Elwell, CEO of Kno2. "Kno2 is excited about our partnership with SCI Solutions as we help them improve care coordination by offering Direct as an alternative to fax, resulting in better, more actionable content."
Kno2's engagement with SCI Solutions will proceed in two phases. In phase 1, Kno2 and SCI will help providers who already have EMRs capable of exchanging information using the federal government's Direct messaging protocols to achieve ONC Health IT Certification.
In phase 2, for clients who are still paper-based, do not have a Direct-enabled EMR, or have an MU2 certified EHR with limited capabilities, SCI will have the ability to set these clients up with a Kno2 endpoint, accessible via a web portal. This will enable patient information necessary for inbound referrals to be sent with Direct messaging.
Kno2™ optimizes patient document exchange for everyone in healthcare. The company's cloud-based platform improves the healthcare experience for providers and their patients by making sharing documents easy, affordable and secure. Even healthcare providers with limited resources can participate in the simple, structured exchange of patient documents—without changing their workflow or technology infrastructure. The Kno2 platform captures and exchanges documents from virtually any source ranging from a fax machine to an EMR. The innovative platform is smart enough to determine the most interoperable format and method of exchange for a document. All of this functionality is available through a simple set of APIs or through Kno2's provider portal. Learn more about how Kno2 adds value to patient document exchange at www.kno2.com.
About SCI Solutions
SCI Solutions improves the health of the healthcare system by enabling provider networks to gain economic value through better community-based care coordination. SCI operates a cloud-based service for a network of hospitals and independent providers including diagnostic imaging centers, physician groups and post-acute organizations. SCI connects health systems beyond their traditional boundaries to their community partners in ways big IT systems can't. Provider networks utilize SCI's service to coordinate patient care transitions, schedule patients, automate referrals and manage orders. An integrated and easy-to-use business analytics toolset identifies opportunities and monitors performance. As a result, healthcare organizations experience increased outpatient revenue, better coordinated care and greater physician satisfaction.
Amendola Communications for Kno2
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