March 4, 2013 Southeast Minnesota Beacon Partners Showcase New Tools in Sharing Medical Information
The Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community and its partners are showcasing their work through interactive demonstrations of live clinical information systems at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS). hosted in New Orleans this year, is the largest and most prestigious health IT industry organization in the world, attracting more than 38,000 attendees annually to its conference and exhibition.

At the HIMSS Conference, members of the Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community will demonstrate how health information can be transferred among its member institutions in real time:

Press Release

Community-based Care Coordination by Harnessing Health IT
March 4, 2013, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Education Session 28 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Speaker(s):Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH & Lacey A. Hart, MBA, PMP

The Southeastern Minnesota Beacon community has demonstrated community collaboration and cooperation in the uniform adoption of NwHIN Connect HIE infrastructure, premised on an exclusively peer-to-peer configuration. Clinical Applications are described.
Presentation: SE_MN_Beacon_HIMSS_2013_FNL

Minnesota Beacon a true partner to patients
March 5, 2013
Collaboration not just a slogan
By Richard Pizzi, Editorial Director
NEW ORLEANS – You draw more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Embracing that slogan, the Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community took a conversational approach to developing a slate of community activities in its region, rather than an authoritarian attitude.
Read More of the article

SE MN Beacon & SHARPn Partner Receives Applause from the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Dr. Farzad Mostashari
March 5, 2013

Dr. Farzad Mostashari and Dr. Fridsma, director of the Office of Standards and Interoperability and Acting Chief Scientist in ONC interact with Dr. Christopher Chute, the SE Minnesota & Partners in the Interoperability Showcase.



IMAG0155Peer-to-Peer Health Information Exchange
The first scenario demonstrates two exchanges. The first is an exchange of care continuity documents among all the Southeast Minnesota Beacon providers. This will include electronic medication reconciliation. Second, the group will demonstrate the exchange of Asthma Action Plans among practices and schools through the Beacon school portal.
School Portal Partner: PHDoc_HIMSS_brochure


Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation interface (AWARE):
Acute care physicians face a frustrating situation when using the electronic medical record (EMR) to formulate treatment plans for patients. Developed by intensive care unit physicians, the highlights the most relevant data from each patient record, making it easier for providers to access the information they need to make sound decisions. This demonstration will include live interaction with a platform that synthesizes large amounts of data in a clinically relevant way for acute settings. This research is supported by a grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid  Innovation.
Presentation: AWARE_HIMSS_Deck_March2013


Community Data Repository
This case demonstrates a clinical data repository containing quality measures such as readmissions that could be used in research, population management and transitioning patients to different care settings.

IMG00598_HIMSS_SHARPnSHARPn: Secondary use of electronic health record data
This scenario demonstrates a secondary use of electronic health record data to electronically identify patients’ physical characteristics (phenotypes), allowing for research into population health and clinical workflow.
Presentation: SHARPn_HIMSS_2013

February 21, 2012 – Olmsted Medical, Mayo Clinic & Winona Health Press Release
Partners Seek Medical Records Solution. [Highlighting SEMN Beacon demonstrations at HIMSS 2012 and the functionality to exchange continuity of care documents in real time and to parse and consume these documents into discrete data elements into the recipient EMR system.]

<a href=http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2012-rst/6709.html">http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2012-rst/6709.html

SE MN Beacon in the news – Post Bulletin, February 24, 2012

Dr. Chute illustrates technologies to Dr. Farzad Mostashari  the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for the United States

Dr. Chute illustrates technologies to Dr. Farzad Mostashari the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for the United States

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  3. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mayo-clinic-and-southeast-minnesota-beacon-community-collaborators-will-showcase-work-at-conference-2012-02-21
  4. http://www.sciencenewsline.com/medicine/summary/2012022118200031.html
  5. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120221006721/en/Mayo-Clinic-Southeast-Minnesota-Beacon-Community-Collaborators

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