Navigation Links
Improving care for older adults
Date:6/10/2010

INDIANAPOLIS The Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC), one of the highest volume health information exchanges in the United States, is expanding to include post-acute care facilities, bringing the benefits of secure health information exchange to a growing number of individuals who often have significant health care needs.

Three Indianapolis skilled nursing facilities, part of Golden Living, the leading provider of post-acute healthcare services, will join more than 60 hospitals, clinical laboratories, and other medical facilities serving nearly six million patients and residents as a member of the INPC, a network that makes patient data from one institution securely available at any other INPC participant in real time. This provides physicians with the information they need when and where they need it to make decisions critical to patient care.

The Golden LivingCenters joining INPC are Brookview, Brandywine, and Indianapolis. To begin, Golden Living is focusing on the Indianapolis market, with plans to later add its other 20 LivingCenters across Indiana.

The medical information of patients and residents of skilled nursing facilities that are members of INPC will be readily available to the medical staff of hospitals, providing a significant opportunity to improve patient care. This will allow physicians to immediately know the resident's or patient's medical history, medication record, recent laboratory results and other health information. Equally important, information from the hospital visit will be readily available to the skilled nursing facility upon admission.

"During transitions of care between emergency departments and nursing homes, providers generally deliver care in the absence of complete information. This initiative has the potential to help providers on both sides of the transfer deliver higher quality and safer care," said Kevin Terrell, D.O., Regenstrief Institute investigator, Indiana University Center for Aging Research scientist and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Created and operated by the Regenstrief Institute, an international leader in electronic medical record and health information exchange development and operations, the INPC daily handles approximately 2.5 million secure transactions of clinically relevant data such as laboratory test results, medication and treatment histories, and other clinically important information in a standardized, electronic format. This information is critical to diagnoses, treatment and referral decisions.

"Golden Living is proud to partner with the INPC in providing such an important tool to our LivingCenters," said Neil Kurtz, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Golden Living. "We believe that innovative use of health information technology is a critical pathway to improvements in health care quality and cost efficiency. Our patients, residents, and employees will all benefit from our participation with the INPC."

The INPC also supports services including delivering test results and reports to physicians through the DOCS4DOCS service and also provides a chronic disease and preventive health service through the Quality Health First program, offered by the Indiana Health Information Exchange. IHIE, a Regenstrief partner, is the nation's largest health information exchange.

"Improving care for everyone in the state is an important goal of the INPC effort. We are pleased that Golden Living has chosen to become an INPC participant and extend that potential to some of our most vulnerable citizens," said J. Marc Overhage, M.D., Ph.D., director of medical informatics at the Regenstrief Institute, president and CEO of IHIE and Regenstrief Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. "INPC is an easy-to-use, clinical information network that will help long term care facilities and other health care providers give their patients the best care possible while saving health care dollars."


'/>"/>

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Improving recovery from spinal cord injury
2. ACR task force makes recommendations for improving relationships between radiologists and hospitals
3. Report Finds Control of High Blood Pressure Improving
4. Improving the health of all the worlds children
5. Survival in metastatic breast cancer patients is improving: targeted therapies have contributed
6. Amistaff Launches RN Medical/Surgical & RN Pharmacology Exams Using New Validation Process Focused on Improving Quality of Patient Care
7. Health Occupations Students of America, Inc. and the U.S. Army Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Support of Improving Career Options for Nations Students
8. Care improving, cost saving Indiana Network for Patient Care expands
9. Improving care for low-birth-weight infants
10. Morehead Presents Webinar on "When Satisfaction Isn't Enough: Improving RN Engagement"
11. Global Hospitals and Healthcare Suppliers Focus on Cutting Costs and Improving Quality at 2010 GHX Supply Chain Summit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... Healthy eating isn’t always easy. Currently, more than 80 percent of Americans ... Americans overeat refined grains and sugar. This trend may help explain why the obesity rate ... are obese. , As a culture, we seem to have food on the brain more. ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... July 27, 2017 , ... Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes ... pro squad as a stagiaire for the remainder of the 2017 season. One of ... 31st at the Tour of Utah. , “Every season we are excited to move ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... An inventor from Salisbury, N.C., knows the difficulties involved with ... and dignified way to keep leeches in place during therapy," she said. "That’s why ... an effective way to keep a leech in place on the skin during therapy. ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... , ... July 26, 2017 , ... Six greater Bay Area roller derby leagues are ... ‘em Bleed,” the most widely attended series of blood drives in California, beginning July 29. ... over the past 4 years -- enough to have helped to save up to 2700 ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... It may be hard to imagine that the ... in the third world. Diseases that many developed countries consider rare or eradicated, like ... access to vaccines. , On an upcoming segment of "Success Files", actor Rob Lowe ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/24/2017)... July 24, 2017  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... its second quarter 2017 operating results on Monday, August ... to follow at 5:00 p.m. ET. ... to a live broadcast of the conference call by ... participant code 51641230 approximately 15 minutes prior to the ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... 2017  Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) released this statement from ... today,s Institute for Clinical and Economic Review,s (ICER) public ... and value of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) of opioids. Prime was ... the meeting. "The ... to the use of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADF) in opioids in ...
(Date:7/14/2017)... VEGAS , July 13, 2017 It should ... United States is in the midst of a ... Control , since 1999, the number of overdose deaths from ... "resulting in over half a million dead from 2001 to ... codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone has similarly quadrupled, drawing a compelling ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: