We all read the many articles about Kaiser and how they have successfully connected their locations and patient records, well that certainly presents a challenge to those concerns who compete and also want to provide the same or similar type of recordkeeping and services.
This group has chosen to make such inroads with using Allscripts to allow all members of the managed care group, known as an IPA (independent physicians association) for all to be able to share patient records and communicate. Recently in the news Allscripts and Misys have combined software efforts and have opportunities for their own software as well as the newly merged processes.
This development with the IPA to to work with the guidelines set forth by the CalRHIO, California Health information exchange project. There are other solutions as well that can be created to attain the same. BD
Sharp Community Medical Group, a San Diego-area independent practice association (IPA), is installing Allscripts practice management software and wants to add the company’s electronic health record system in 2009.
SCMG consists of primary care physicians and specialists who practice in San Diego County and is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare, a nonprofit health care system that includes four acute-care hospitals and three specialty hospitals.
Dr. John Jenrette, chief executive officer of SCMG, said the organization’s use of Allscripts will let physicians and specialists share patient data within an IPA structure.
An IPA is an alliance of physicians who maintain their own offices, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
Jenrette said the IPA’s plan to share a single medical record would make the association compatible with guidelines and practices being developed by CalRHIO, California’s health information exchange project.
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