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Better Communication Better HealthCare Brought to you from the NOVARHIO 1 Better Communication Better HealthCare Information is key to the improving the quality and lowering the costs of healthcare Communicating that information to the right people is key 2 Better Communication Better HealthCare What is happening today in healthcare? Critical information missing -14% of primary care visits Affects care in 44% of these cases Patients agree to duplicate tests 50% of time Difficulties in information retrieval account for 1 in 7 admissions Medication errors result in 7,000 deaths nationally each year 3 Emergency Medical Technician Scenario Suppose you have a medical emergency; when the ambulance arrives, do you want the Emergency Medical Technicians searching your home, vehicle or office for your hand-written health records or Would you prefer they press a few keys on a computer in the ambulance and instantly have the accurate and comprehensive information needed to save your life? Personal Electronic Health Record EMT Patient and Provider Portal (PHR) Identification Patient Safety Data 4 Better Communication Better HealthCare What the people think? While there is need to ensure privacy, public understands the benefits – Dec 2007 Wall St. Journal Online/Harris Interactive poll 6 in 10 adults believe the benefits of EHRs outweigh the risks! Majority agreed that EHRs can reduce costs and decrease medical errors! 75% of respondents would like to communicate with doctors and schedule appointments via email While 51% agreed that the use of EMR makes it more difficult to ensure patient privacy, down 10% from similar 2006 survey 5 Better Communication Better HealthCare EHRs & PHRs How is health information communicated? PHRs- Personal Health Records - EHRs Electronic Health Records What are they? They are the future Patient-controlled electronic records from every health encounter in one spot, such as a password-protected Internet site. Updated information crucial to your medical care always available if you travel, change doctors, go to multiple specialists, or a disaster destroys paper charts (remember Hurricane Katrina flooding doctors’ offices?) 6 NOVARHIO Our Region – VA Planning District 8 Counties Cities Towns Arlington Alexandria Clifton Fairfax Manassas Dumfries Loudoun Manassas Park Hamilton Prince William Falls Church Haymarket Fairfax Herndon Hillsboro Leesburg Lovettsville Middleburg Occoquan Purcellville Vienna Our Mission ...to improve the health status and health care of the those who live and work in Northern Virginia by facilitating the availability of accurate and timely electronic medical records when needed for health maintenance and treatment 7 NOVARHIO Founding Principles Safety Programs will improve the safety of medical care Value Programs will improve the efficiency of medical care Convenience Programs will be user friendly and promote access to health and health care Privacy and Integrity The protection of an individuals’ personal and private information is critical 8 NOVARHIO Organization Hospitals Pharmacy organizations Doctors Businesses Local Governments Universities Payers Not-for-profits Laboratories Organized as a Virginia not-for-profit corporation Start-up funding through grants and employer contributions plan for long-term sustainable business model 9 NOVARHIO Board of Directors Board Chair - William Hazel, MD, of Commonwealth Orthopedics and the American Medical Association Board of Trustees Alan S. Goldberg – Secretary Dr Kenneth Geoly - Medical Director, Anne Rosenblum - Fairfax County JD, LLM (Tax), Attorney and Counselor at Dialysis Unit, Fairfax Inova Health Economic Development Authority Law System Tom Rust - Delegate, NoVA TownHall Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu - Health Dr. David Goodfriend - Director, Dr. Carol Shapiro - President of the Director , Fairfax County Health Loudoun County Health Department Medical Staff Department Burwell Gunn - SVP & Senior Lender James Thur - Executive Director, Dr. Alison Ansher - District Health Metro Washington Market, Commerce Fairfax-Falls Church Community services Director, Prince William County Bank Board Khalil Bouharoun - Chief Information Hon. Mark R. Herring - State Senator, Dr. Rueben Varghese Director, Public Officer, Potomac Hospital Virginia Health Division Department of Human Delegate Bob Brink - Virginia State David Hollins - Chief Information Officer Services Arlington County Legislature, 48th District Hospital Corporation of America, Geoff Brown Chief Information Officer, Washington Capital Region Inova Health System JoAnn Pearson Knox - Executive Mike Corrigan -President, Reston Director, NoVA Scripts Central Citizen’s Association, IEEE—USA Ian Kremer, JD - Government Advocacy Medical Technology Policy Committee and Public Outreach Director, Chair Alzheimer's Association Senator Jeannmarie Devolites Davis National Capital Area Virginia State Legislature, 34th District Dr. Archie McPherson - Virginia Dr. Leslie Ellwood - Associate Professor Hospital Center, Vice President and Chief of Health Education, Northern Virginia Medical Officer Community College , Immediate Past Philip Reilly - KOL BioMedical President of the Virginia chapter, Instruments, Vice President and Chief American Academy of Pediatrics Financial Officer 10 NOVARHIO’s Current, Planned and Future Activities Grant awarded by Governor Kaine - $150,000 Provide electronic access to patient medical histories and File for Life’s in hospital emergency rooms Pilot with Inova Alexandria, Erickson, Greenspring Village and General Electric With patient consent, Inova Alexandria physicians and staff will be able to access patient medication histories to assist in patient diagnosis and treatment. And with patient consent, Inova Alexandria physicians and staff will be able to access Erickson, Greenspring Village patient File for Life’s to assist in patient diagnosis and treatment. Launch effort to educate residents about the need for electronic health records and encourage each resident to create a File for Life. Work with local municipalities to develop compatible electronic File for Life’s. 11 NOVARHIO’s Current, Planned and Future Activities Northern Virginia partner for Commonwealth of Virginia CMS Electronic Health Record Demonstration. Virginia is one of the 12 communities that was selected by CMS to participate in a Medicare project that provides incentive payments to physicians for using electronic health records systems. The goal of the project is to ascertain the healthcare benefits of EHRs and the importance of incentive payments for adoption. Hosting physician and practice manager oriented seminar on ePrescribing and PQRI as part of outreach efforts to further community involvement in the planning and development of the NOVARHIO Health Information Exchange. 12 NOVARHIOs Current, Planned and Future Activities Planning a pilot project with Virginia Hospital Center and Arlington Free Clinic with the goal using Enterprise Search technology to advance Health Information Exchange development. Future pilots with Potomac Hospital and HCA Reston (as well as Inova, Virginia Hospital Center and local physicians) on radiology and lab reports. 13 NOVARHIO – THE FUTURE A fully-integrated Health Information Exchange for Northern Virginia to: Facilitating the availability of accurate and timely electronic medical records when needed for health maintenance and treatment Improve Public Health response Support patients in a mobile society Empower consumers. 14 CONTACT – NOVARHIO STEERING COMMITTEE Jane Woods – firstname.lastname@example.org J.P. Auffret - email@example.com Goodlett McDaniel - firstname.lastname@example.org Janet Palmisano – email@example.com 15
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