By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Radiology service aims to develop an HIE infrastructure and enhance regional care coordination with implementation of comprehensive HIE platform
In an effort to “support the various ACO and population management programs emerging around the southern part of the state,” the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) in Vineland, NJ, has implemented HEALTHEC HIE technology. The HIE platform will connect more than 4,000 physicians in the state and provide a foundation for a “Population Management Ready” infrastructure. This makes CDI the first private practice in South Jersey to have HIE.
The HIE will allow CDI to “aggregate data across the state, allowing caregivers to not only organize and present their data findings, but also collaborate to ensure the highest quality of care is given. The HIE will be the precursor to a suite of applications that will incorporate a number of business intelligence and analytics tools that deliver actionable analysis – empowering physicians to make patient-centered decisions quickly and accurately,” notes a press release.
“Healthcare providers across the state of New Jersey and beyond are all trying to navigate the challenges involved with delivering the highest quality patient care and improved outcomes, while keeping their costs at a minimum,” says Satish Shah, M.D. of CDI. “We chose HEALTHEC’s HIE and integrated population management offerings because the company has a proven track record of integrating clinical workflows from disparate data sources in a way that supports better decision-making to create a sustainable healthcare delivery system.”
“For years, CDI has developed an extensive network of care givers across the state of New Jersey, and they understand the impact that enhanced connectivity can have on the delivery of patient care,” says Tomas Gregorio, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at HEALTHEC. “CDI’s efforts to improve patient safety, eliminate redundant and unnecessary treatments, and lower readmission rates will not only lead to a reduction in healthcare costs for our state, but will also enhance the population’s overall health.”