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  • OS05 - Accessing Connected Data - Front Line (ID 4)

    • Event: e-Health 2018 Virtual Meeting
    • Type: Oral Session
    • Track: Clinical Delivery
    • Presentations: 1
    • OS05.02 - Achieving Interoperability in the Community Health Sector (ID 607)

      A. Dalloo, Canadian Institute for Health Information; /CA

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      Purpose/Objectives: To demonstrate the value of incorporating interoperable clinical and functional information captured in interRAI assessments in various health care settings as part of an EHR/EMR to optimize continuity of care and potentially improve care outcomes.

      Methodology/Approach: interRAI assessment instruments, administered by frontline clinicians, are used to identify the preferences, needs and strengths of vulnerable persons. The information gathered is utilized both for frontline delivery of care and for health system use to help improve the quality of life. A foundational principle of interRAI assessment instruments is that they share a common, standardized language. A key benefit of this standardization is that a person’s clinical and functional information can be tracked and used across the different settings where they receive care. Examples include, the sharing of home care information with a primary care team, and mental health information with care teams in acute and community settings. In making information accessible for use, continuity of an individual’s care is optimized. Leveraging this conceptual design feature and supported by its new Modernizing Data Supply and Access strategy, CIHI developed and launched its new Integrated inteRAI Reporting System using the FHIR standard.

      Finding/Results: In launching its first-ever integrated reporting system, CIHI achieved interoperability with the suite of interRAI assessment instruments for the community health sector. The new system simplifies data flows, improves access to the data in near real-time for point of care decision support to health system use, and provides good quality and reliable data.

      Conclusion/Implications/Recommendations: Achieving interoperability with the suite of interRAI assessment instruments and the FHIR standard enables clinicians to utilize the rich clinical and functional information that can be made available in an EHR/EMR. Access to and sharing of comprehensive assessment data across health care settings promotes improved continuity of care, potentially fostering improved care outcomes.

      140 Character Summary: This session explores interoperable clinical and functional information optimizing continuity of care and potential for improved care outcomes.

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