Transitions of Care

Tuesday, December 31 2013

We have completed a series of webinars with our Transitions of Care partner, the National Rural Health Resource Center, the video is below:



Keep your foot on the pedal for MU Stage 2

Tuesday, December 17 2013

Recently CMS announced their intention to propose a postponement to Stage 3 of Meaningful Use (MU) and the updated certification requirements for EHR software until 2017 for organizations that meet the basic criteria of having already attested to MU for two years previously. I belong to several organizations for medical informaticists and clinicians, and I continue to watch their back and forth with interest. Initially, there seemed to be some misunderstanding that the deadline for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use and 2014 EHR Certification was being postponed, but that is not the case. Only the end of Stage 2 and the beginning of Stage 3 and the associated EHR certification requirements are being pushed back. This clarification has caused something of a firestorm among these groups.

Hielix and Rural Health Innovations Launch Transitions of Care Service

Wednesday, October 02 2013

Hielix and Rural Health Innovations (RHI), a wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center), jointly announce  the launch of a new Transitions of Care service. The Transitions of Care service is tailored to small and rural healthcare providers to meet those specific requirements in Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 requires both hospitals and eligible professionals, who transition their patient to another setting of care or provider of care or refer their patient to another provider of care, to provide a summary of care record for each transition of care or referral. This requirement includes three measurements – 1) Provide a summary of care record for >50% of transitions of care and referrals; 2) Provide a summary of care record for >10% of transitions electronically; and 3) Complete a successful exchange with different EHR system or a successful test with CMS designated test EHR.

“Properly managing a patient’s care as they transition across different care settings can dramatically impact the overall cost and efficiency of the healthcare services provided and the ultimate health of the patient,” according to Patti Dodgen, CEO at Hielix. “RHI is a tremendous resource for the rural healthcare provider market. We are excited about this partnership and will look forward to developing more joint services together.”

Hielix healthcare partner community welcomes Red River

Monday, August 05 2013

New Hampshire-based Red River, a leading information technology (IT) services provider, made a formal announcement today of their partnership with Hielix. Our partnership with Red River comes as part of an expansion of Red River’s healthcare division.

Hielix and Red River will collaborate on the implementation of efficient hospital IT solutions, in maximizing productivity gains from clinical utilization, and in training clinicians to effectively use technologies to maximize clinical outcomes. In collaboration with Red River Healthcare, we will focus on healthcare IT adoption and sustainability efforts around critical projects like EHR system adoption and optimization, Meaningful Use, clinical workflow support and interoperability.

It's the impact to the clinical staff that is often overlooked when deploying new technologies. This puts additional pressure on the IT department in terms of physician satisfaction and help desk volume, among other challenges. For customers, having this partnership between Red River’s strengths and Hielix's deep expertise in addressing the clinical impact of technology adoption allows more efficient deployment of projects with greater outcomes than other competitors.