We’re committed to enabling interoperability by creating services to help our customers reach this goal.

One such service has Specific Query and Response capabilities to allow a physician to retrieve specific patient information from outside sources without leaving their Electronic Health Record (EHR). The Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC), our robust and secure clinical data repository, provides clinicians and physicians access to vital patient information by bringing data from outside sources directly into the patient’s EHR.

The specific data you want, and ONLY that data.

Additionally, our collaborative service with EHR vendors to execute a quick “search & return” of relevant patient information is helping advance interoperability through industry exchange standards, including Fast Health Interoperability Resource (FHIR) framework. For emergency department physicians, these new standards return their patient’s data quickly, allowing for more time to focus on patients, rather than hunting for information.

Our team, consisting of IHIE, Regenstrief Institute, and IU health, recently completed a Cerner FHIR exchange for chest pain data. This new product ensures physicians can search for outside data from within a patient’s EHR, gaining quick access to valuable information. Clinicians, physicians, and specialists can tailor their searches using specific filter and operator, further enhancing their workflow.

For example, an emergency department physician can query the INPC for chest pain data from within a patient’s EHR and get a speedy response from EHR, to IHIE, through INCP, and back again. In three clicks of the mouse, the physician finds the patient data they need without ever having left the patient’s EHR.

 

Prior to development of the FHIR Chest Pain app, the physician had to do a manual search for data in Cerner and CareWeb. One physician recorded that this manual process required 34 clicks of the mouse and 4 minutes and 30 seconds to complete. With the new FHIR app, the process now requires 3 click of the mouse and less than 12 seconds!

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