Last year, we attended the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Annual Conference on June 26-29 in Denver, Colorado.
Secure Exchange Solutions (SES)* clinical data exchange technologies were featured in an HFMA educational session titled, Leveraging Interoperability to Support Transitions of Care and Reduce Costs, presented by Diane Michalec, MSN, RN from UPMC. The presentation highlighted how healthcare organizations can realize cost savings and reduce provider friction by using interoperable solutions to improve patient communications and provider collaboration and will demonstrate the business impact of leveraging current IT infrastructure.
Education Session Details:
- Title: Leveraging Interoperability to Support Transitions of Care and Reduce Costs
- Date and Time: Tuesday, June 28, 2:20 PM – 2:50 PM MT
- Location: Exhibit Hall, Pikes Peak Stage HFMA Central
- Speaker: Diane Michalec, MSN, RN, Director of Interoperability, UPMC
- View the HFMA Agenda
SES enables nationwide bi-directional health data exchange that aligns with the 21st Century Cures Act goals and the ONC and CMS regulations aimed at allowing free-flowing information to benefit all healthcare stakeholders including patients, providers, health plans, and solution partners.
We hope to see you at the 2023 HFMA Annual Conference. SES representatives will be attending and will be available during the conference to answer questions about the company’s products and services. HFMA attendees can request a meeting with us by clicking here.
About the UPMC Session
Communication tools supporting information exchange between health care providers are woefully lacking, especially those tools intended to support primary care to post-acute care (PAC) transitions. EHR systems enable providers to generate referrals, which are mainly “open-loop” requests that typically don’t include tools to ensure that referrals are successfully completed.
UPMC combined applications currently in place with SES’ clinical data exchange platform to integrate PAC homecare consults from the ambulatory EHR with their centralized intake department to transform a manual referral workflow into an automated closed-loop process. UPMC created a cost-effective PAC referral process that was seamless, efficient, and scalable in a large integrated delivery and finance system.
Healthcare organizations can realize cost savings by using interoperable solutions to streamline patient communications and increase provider collaboration. This presentation will demonstrate the business impact of leveraging the investment in IT solutions currently in place rather than building or buying new ones.
* Secure Exchange Solutions is a Centauri Health Solutions Company.