More grant information can be found here. California working towards standardizing the information between electronic records and the HL7 format for labs.
HL7 standards have the potential of following the same procedure and process to import lab results to a medical records. If all labs are on the same system with codes, etc. this certainly serves to simplify the process instead of each one having their own set of codes and descriptions. Listed below are the grant participants and a couple of the EHR systems currently in use at their facilities. BD
The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) today announced it has awarded eight grants to implement a new version of the EHR-Lab Interoperability and Connectivity Specification (ELINCS) to deliver lab results to clinical information systems.
ELINCS is a format that enables standardized lab results reporting between laboratories and ambulatory electronic health records (EHRs) systems. It provides a common language for patient data and helps providers deliver the right care by making data consistent, accessible, and accurate.
Grant recipients include independent physician associations, community clinics, private practices, and other ambulatory care providers across the state, which will receive technical assistance and up to $15,000 each over 12 months. The recipients are:
- All for Health, Health for All, Glendale
- Chinese Community Health Care Association, San Francisco
- Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero, Los Angeles
- Community Health Alliance of Pasadena, Pasadena
- County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency, Santa Cruz
- Foundation Laboratory, Pomona
- Redwood MedNet (with CliniPro), Ukiah
- Redwood MedNet (with SpringCharts), Ukiah