PLANO, Texas, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ZeOmega® Inc., a market leader in population health management solutions, today announced that the Medical Information Network – North Sound (MIN-NS), an independent community-based health information exchange (HIE) in Mount Vernon, WA, has added Jiva™ Population Health Management (PHM) solution to its existing Jiva HIE capabilities. MIN-NS will leverage Jiva PHM to support patient-centered, outcome-focused care management across its member network of over 20 clinical facilities in Skagit and other surrounding counties.
For more than five years, MIN-NS has leveraged Jiva HIE to enable information exchange among its network of hospitals, clinics, labs, long-term care facilities, and service providers. By adding Jiva PHM, MIN-NS will provide these organizations with a more holistic solution that offers deeper insight into individuals and populations, and advanced resources for more impactful interventions and process efficiency improvements. Specifically, MIN-NS will leverage Jiva PHM to:
Integrate clinical and non-clinical data from admissions, discharges, and transfers systems; claims and billing platforms; and electronic health records, among others
Deliver actionable intelligence directly into the workflows of care team members
Create a single electronic patient medical record
Engage, educate, and empower individuals and their care team
Support Accountable Care Network (ACN) participants
"With Jiva PHM, we can not only aggregate and share information from disparate sources, but also provide actionable intelligence with greater visibility into critical events, including outcomes and readmissions," said Murray Laidley, program manager at MIN-NS. "This directly enables us to deliver more patient-centric care and allows our entire network to operate more effectively and efficiently. Having both HIE and PHM capabilities gives us the necessary bookends for a complete solution."
MIN-NS has also extended its available Jiva HIE resources by adding two new capabilities. The first, Care Transitions, helps coordinate care continuity as individuals move across care settings. The other, eHealth Exchange, will enable MIN-NS to connect with a larger nationwide HIE involving federal government agencies and other healthcare organizations – which is central to its ultimate vision. The rollout of both new Jiva HIE functionalities has already begun and is expected to be finished later this year, as is the addition of Jiva PHM.
"With the Jiva HIE framework well established and highly functioning, MIN-NS can easily integrate Jiva PHM to quickly overcome the limitations of electronic medical records and manual processes," said Christopher Mathews, senior vice president and chief medical officer at ZeOmega. "MIN-NS will stand apart as an industry thought leader by offering a truly end-to-end solution with all of the resources necessary for achieving Triple Aim goals."
About Medical Information Network – North Sound MIN-NS is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to connecting the care community of Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom counties. Incorporated in 2009, MIN-NS is supported by the public hospital districts operating Skagit Valley Hospital and Island Hospital. MIN-NS offers a single connection point for secure, electronic access to patient medical records and coordination of patient care. The service is used by a broad spectrum of providers from Emergency Departments to Skilled Nursing Facilities. The MIN-NS Health Information Exchange improves transitions of patient care by making records of past care available to the entire care team. For more information about MIN-NS visit www.min-ns.org.
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