Home Health EMR Vendor Links to Great Lakes Health Information Exchange

Sep 23, 2013, 13:45 ET from Great Lakes Health Information Exchange

EAST LANSING, Mich., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare Synergy Inc. has signed an agreement with Great Lakes Health Information Exchange (GLHIE) forging the first partnership of a home health electronic medical record (EMR) vendor with the Michigan based health information exchange.

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The collaboration between Healthcare Synergy and GLHIE allows home health companies to share data with other providers throughout the health care continuum improving transitions of care. It is an especially important alliance as the need for home health care continues to grow.

"We are excited about this partnership with GLHIE because both companies see the future of this technology as we dive into a post-acute care world outside of the traditional hospital setting. Our commitment to insuring that our clients are ahead of the curve when dealing with electronic health records and an unparalleled reputation for quality at an affordable rate made this partnership a win-win scenario," said Mike Deck, Project Manager, Healthcare Synergy.

Healthcare Synergy's Healthcare Assistant Software will seamlessly integrate with GLHIE to facilitate patient data exchange for home health, private duty nursing, outpatient therapy and hospice participants.

GLHIE will send patient diagnostic data, consultative reports, hospital admissions and discharge summaries to authorized home health agencies through the Healthcare Synergy EMR. The delivery of this data will eliminate duplication of treatments and offer better administrative efficiencies to the provider.

Healthcare Synergy has been an active player in the home health software industry for over 20 years. Planned for release in the last quarter of 2013, their new EMR system combines their billing and case management services with a new integrated clinical module for a variety of home health uses, including private duty nursing, hospice, outpatient therapy, Medicare/Medicaid, MSP and Part B billing.

About Great Lakes Health Information Exchange

The Great Lakes Health Information Exchange (GLHIE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the speed and quality of healthcare to the community by facilitating the authorized and secure electronic access and retrieval of critical clinical data to healthcare providers. By leveraging public and private community resources, the healthcare system improves through collaborative innovation and fosters an environment of connectivity between the patient and the healthcare team.

For more information, visit www.glhie.org

For more information contact:
Carol Parker, Executive Director
Great Lakes Health Information Exchange
271 Woodland Pass, Suite 110
East Lansing, MI

SOURCE Great Lakes Health Information Exchange