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Guardian Health Services Becomes Member of CommonWell Health Alliance

 

Guardian Health Services Becomes a Member of CommonWell Health Alliance

Winter Park, FL and Boston, Mass., 2/15/2017 – Today, Guardian Health Services announced it is joining CommonWell Health Alliance® as a General Member to help break down barriers to nationwide data exchange. CommonWell, a non-profit trade association, is dedicated to the simple vision that health data should be available regardless of where care occurs.

According to Black Book, 94 percent of America’s providers, health care agencies, patients and payers persist as meaningfully unconnected. In an effort to improve the status quo, CommonWell and its members have committed to using their diverse experience across the health care continuum to produce and deploy real-world, cross-vendor interoperability services that will contribute to improved health care delivery and outcomes for providers and the people they serve.

CommonWell and its members are actively deploying these interoperability services, which are now live at 4,700 provider sites nationwide, ranging from large acute hospitals to rural specialty practices. CommonWell services include person enrollment, record location, patient identification and linking, and data query and retrieval across the health care continuum. Unique to CommonWell, its services aim to solve the patient linking and identity problems at scale. Additionally, CommonWell members have access to a working, functioning record locator service, allowing providers to find health records associated with a patient, no matter where the care is delivered. Services are built into the software by CommonWell member companies to help providers maintain their existing workflow.
“Guardian Health Services shares our vision that health data should be accessible to providers and the people they serve,” said Nick Knowlton, Membership Committee chair for CommonWell Health Alliance and vice president at Brightree. “By adding Guardian Health Services to our diverse membership, we can continue to break down the barriers that have stood in the way of nationwide data exchange.”

Through our innovative HIE based software solution patients, providers, and payors are able to collaborate on a level previously never seen before, as the Guardian Solution is able to constant pull relevant healthcare information from multiple disparate sources and channel them all into a singular Patient Master Chart. By joining CommonWell Health Alliance as a General Member Guardian Health Services can bring even more value to its customers by offering an additional interoperability solutions, increasing the amount and sources of relevant healthcare data in the Patient Master Chart to assist in better identifying and creation actionable items for patients, payors, and providers to act upon.

Guardian Health Services joins the Alliance with the intention to deploy CommonWell services in an effort to enhance nationwide interoperability in health care. Members that deploy CommonWell services enable providers to work seamlessly within their existing workflow by building the capability to exchange health data into their software. To date, more than 50 organizations are members of CommonWell.
For more information on Guardian Health Services, LLC visit www.itsguardian.com.

About Guardian Health Services, LLC

Guardian Health Services, LLC using its cloud-based HIE solution offers healthcare organizations realistic, cost-effective, and efficient programs and service delivery platforms enabling real-time comprehensive care coordination and care management services that result in measureable and high quality performance outcomes.

About CommonWell Health Alliance

CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies working together to create universal access to health data nationwide. CommonWell members represent two-thirds of the acute care EHR market and more than one-third of the ambulatory care EHR market, as well as market leaders and technology innovators supporting care settings such as post-acute care, imaging, perinatal, laboratory, retail pharmacy, oncology, population health, emergency services and more.   CommonWell and its members are committed to the belief that provider access to health data must be built into information technologies at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the populations and people they serve.

To learn more about CommonWell Health Alliance, visit www.commonwellalliance.org. Engage with CommonWell on our Blog, as well as through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using the handle, @CommonWell. CommonWell Health Alliance® and the CommonWell Logo are registered trademarks of CommonWell Health Alliance Inc.  

 

Press Contact:

Guardian Health Services, LLC

Dr. Richard E. Cairl

Phone: 1-855-355-1112

Email: rcairl@itsguardian.com

Press Contact:

CommonWell Health Alliance

Kaitlyn Corvina

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Phone: (312) 475-5914

Email: CommonWellPR@HKStrategies.com 

 

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Guardian Health Services Joins Florida’s Health Information Exchange

Tallahassee, FL– The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) announced today that Guardian Health Services has joined over 400 hospitals and health care providers as a member of the Patient Look-Up (PLU) network of the Florida Health Information Exchange (Florida HIE).

Guardian Health Services operates Florida Accountable Care Services (FACS), a management and services provider for accountable care organizations. With consent from patients or their designated representatives, the PLU service enables health care organizations and their affiliated users to utilize medical records through a secure connection.

Interim Secretary Justin M. Senior said, “As the Patient Look-Up network continues to expand, each additional member supports the effective use of electronic health record technology by creating a more robust framework. The Florida HIE is an impressive example of health care entities working together for better patient outcomes.”

The Florida HIE links a series of regional networks, or “nodes,” to a larger statewide network. Patient data is stored on secure local servers owned by individual nodes, but is also accessible to members of the PLU service who have the proper authorization from the patient. This structure provides members with the security of local control and the utility of a statewide exchange. Participants are also able to share information with authorized users across the country through the national eHealth Exchange.

The secure exchange of patient information between health care entities allows providers to maintain continuity of care and improve coordination. For example, a primary care provider can request information on a patient’s recent visit to the emergency department at a local hospital. This mitigates the risk of prescribing treatments when there is incomplete patient history and reduces duplicate procedures.

Dr. Sandeep Bajaj, Founder and President of Guardian Health Services said, “Guardian Health Services is excited to join health care partners throughout the state with the mission of improved care coordination. Through the Florida HIE, we will be able to offer our physicians a more complete picture of their patients’ histories, fostering improved care and communication.”

Health care facilities currently using the service include: Bethesda Health, Broward Health, CommunityHealth IT, Florida Hospital/Adventist Health System, Memorial Healthcare System, Orlando Health, Strategic Health Intelligence, Tampa Bay HIE, and UF Health.

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UnitedHealthCare partners with Orlando-based ACO a new center will provide a lower cost option instead of going to an emergency room program

UnitedHealthCare partners with Orlando-based ACO
a new center will provide a lower cost option instead of going to an emergency room program organizers say the new Florida emergent care center will be available to about 20,000 residents across Central Florida Senator Bill Nelson attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony we are celebrating here today Source: FLORIDA NEWS 13

Dr. Sandeep Bajaj – Founder and CEO, FACS

“UnitedHealthcare is by far the most innovative of all healthcare companies because they have often embarked on journeys through their Optum platform and other programs that are innovative and dynamic. We are very proud to work with them because I think that they’ll be toe to toe with us, as we want to challenge and push the envelope to make something really innovative and great for our patients.”

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