Every day, healthcare providers face the challenge of managing and exchanging patient information originating from paper and digital formats. To provide the best patient care, providers must have the ability to securely and efficiently convert and exchange such unstructured/structured content between fellow providers, with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system interoperability--or by a secure Direct independent means.
Even as a range of providers have implemented EMR technology, the industry remains challenged by inconsistent adoption rates of the Meaningful Use (MU) government mandate.
As a result, providers who are unable to uniformly exchange patient information across the healthcare continuum risk a reduction in referrals, which can negatively impact revenue. Additionally, providers who cannot attest to MU2 face reduced reimbursement rates.
To address these urgent health IT communication needs, Kodak Alaris and Inofilehave partnered to offer the ConnectCare Solution, a structured Direct patient information solution featuring INOFILE Kno2(TM)software. The affordable new solution is based on easily implemented, cloud-based software that captures and manages patient information regardless of its source or format. The ConnectCare Solution with Inofile's Kno2 software transforms and structures patient information and provides a secure Direct Messaging capability within the DirectTrust framework. This solution helps to transition patient information between EMR and non-EMR providers to complete the Continuum of Care and offers a secure fax alternative.
"Many small-to-midsize providers have been unable to cost justify implementation of EMR, leaving them without options to securely communicate various forms of healthcare information in a timely manner to support patient-centered care objectives," said Dolores Kruchten, President of Kodak Alaris' Document Imaging division. "We are excited to combine our world-class document imaging technology and Inofile's Kno2 Direct Messaging technologies to introduce a solution that enables any provider to transform and communicate patient information securely and electronically."
Kodak Alaris' ConnectCare Solution, part of a newly expanding healthcare solution portfolio, will debut at the Kodak Alaris booth (#8164) at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Feb. 23-26. Inofile also will be at the conference providing Kno2 demonstrations in suite MP 109 on the first floor outside of the exhibit hall, and at the HIMSS14 Interoperability Showcase.
"Kno2 is an easy-to-use, cost-effective, cloud-based application that creates an 'on-off ramp' between sources of unstructured clinical content and Electronic Medical Records systems as well as Health Information Exchange networks, including the nation's largest, SURESCRIPTS," said Inofile CEO Jon Elwell. "Combined with Kodak Alaris' document imaging technology, Kno2 offers providers in all care settings the ability to transform and securely communicate unstructured and structured patient information using standards-based protocols, helping to improve patient transition needs while connecting the Continuum of Care."