The SE MN Beacon program aims to demonstrate best practices in ‘transitions of care’ using health information technology as a tool. The focus would be on a high-value community-based care delivery model at low-cost. These information technology interventions in ‘transitions of care are expected to have an impact on approximately 2500 providers caring for about 500,000 patients. These initiatives include:
- Health Information Exchange (HIE) connecting to National Health Information Network (NwHIN) and exchanging Continuity of Care Documents (CCD) among the partners within SE MN Beacon
- Clinical Data Repository
- Attesting to Stage 1 Meaningful Use
- Patient engagement through portals, including school portals for Asthma Action Plans.
- IT enabled clinical tools in ‘transitions of care’.
There are five EMR systems used across the Beacon communities in SE MN including PH- Doc used by Public Health.
- Mayo Clinic Rochester will upgrade to GE’s Centricity Enterprise to 6.9.2 (certified hospital version) in December of 2011, and then to 6.9.4 in April of 2012.
- Mayo Clinic Health Systems will upgrade to Cerner’s MU Certified code level of 2010.02 on 10/29/2011 .MU Configuration/Modeling are planned through 3/31/2011. MU reporting period for both Hospitals and EPs are from 4/1/2012 to 6/30/2012 and MU attestation for hospitals and EPs is scheduled for July 2012.
- Olmsted Medical Center will attest eligible professionals in October of 2011.
- Winona Health has upgraded to Cerner Millennium Version 2010.02 and will attest the hospital in September 2011 and eligible professionals in October-December 2011.
Regional Extension Center
Dr. Christopher G. Chute demonstrates live to Dr. Farzad Mostashari (National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) and Dr. Doug Fridsma (Office of Standards and Interoperability) SE Minnesota’s Health Information Exchange and Clinical Data Repository.
Medical records are an invaluable tool in treating patients. When a caregiver has ample information regarding a person’s medical history, treatments are more effective and efficient. Unfortunately, few people have complete medical records — due, in large part, to a lack of any universal repository tools for keeping those records.