Health Information Exchange
Mobilization of Healthcare Information
Echo has experience empowering behavioral healthcare professionals and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient’s medical information electronically. With successful implementations in multiple states, we are ready to empower your organization as well.
We accomplish the CCD transfer using Echo’s ONC certified clinical and billing electronic health record and sending the data via a Mirth interface to your target HIE. This exchange of information is automated, meaning no more manual processing and/or printing information from your EHR.
Echo can successfully transfer the Continuity of Care Document (CCD) with a behavioral health target dataset so it’s accessible to a Health Information Exchange (HIE).
A few recent examples of Echo’s experience include successful connection with Reliance for Oregon Behavioral Health Information Exchange and also to NC HealthConnex, the North Carolina state-designated Health Information Exchange.
Most frequent questions and answers about HIE
- Avoid re-admissions
- Avoid medication errors
- Improve diagnoses
- Decrease duplicate testing
- Standardization of data
- Reduced data entry – import directly into your electronic health record
- Improved payment coordination
- Meet Meaningful Use standards.
- Improved clinical outcomes
- Inproved transistions of care
- Identification of high utilizers of care
- More data for policy makers in less time.
Directed Exchange: Send and receive secure information electronically between care providers to support coordinated care.
Query-based Exchange: Providers find and/or request information on a patient from other providers. Often used for unplanned care.
Consumer Mediated Exchange: Patients aggregate and control the use of their health information among providers.
Echo has a number of integrations and tools that we’ve created to help with HIE needs. Just a few of these indclude:
- Dr. First
- Change Health (Labs)
- Continuity of Care CCD
- Patient Portal
- HIE (MIRTH)
- EMR Direct
- SMS Texting
Contact Echo to learn more about our HIE solutions.