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    OS14 - Leveraging Successes and Lessons Learned (ID 21)

    • Event: e-Health 2018 Virtual Meeting
    • Type: Oral Session
    • Track: Clinical Delivery
    • Presentations: 1
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      OS14.04 - Clinical Information System Integration: A Consolidated View of the Patient (ID 229)

      G. Atwal, Fraser Health; Surrey/CA

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      Purpose/Objectives: Fraser Health has launched a key initiative to link and empower clinicians - Unifying Clinical Information (UCI). Through the creation of an interoperable connectivity solution, sharing of the most relevant and up to date information is provided to clinicians.The vision is to establish a connected health environment that enables the integration of clinical and business workflows and exchange of information to support better health across Fraser Health.

      Methodology/Approach: The Unifying Clinical Information initiative provides a holistic integrated view of the patient across Fraser Health. This solution has been expanded to now include Provincial Lab, Provincial DI and information from the Vancouver Coastal/ Providence Health/PHSA (VPP) Careconnect solution. This supports optimized patient care and safety and a reduction in the provision of duplicate tests. Fraser Health has chosen AllScripts as its business partner to develop a solution that will achieve the goal of tying together information from various clinical systems. The solution provides an integrated and consolidated summary view of patient information across the Lower Mainland. The solution leverages the Provincial EMPI which provides a source for cross referencing person identity information within Fraser Health and with provincial sources.

      Finding/Results: The UCI project has been expanded in a phased manner by integrating Provincial Diagnostic Imaging, VPP Encounters and Clinical Documents. Clinical information available from other Health Authorities in Careconnect will also be made available in UCI.

      Conclusion/Implications/Recommendations: As a result of this key initiative, FH will have achieved the following objectives: • Deployment of an Integration Service Application that aggregates patient information from multiple FH core clinical systems and information from Lower Mainland and Provincial Repositories. This allows patient data to be viewed from a number of access points without changing core applications. • Providing Fraser Health with a foundation for the future development of wider electronic health information exchange, both internally and externally to FH. • Improve data integrity and quality of person information to facilitate linkage of electronic health records within Fraser Health and with Provincial eHealth.

      140 Character Summary: The Unifying Clinical Information solution integrates person-centered health information, across the continuum of care, in support of optimizing health care.

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