Earlier this week at Mount Carmel Senior Living, in Eastern Missouri, DON, Matt Roberts, demonstrated how a MatrixCare user can request documents from a hospital using the Epic Systems electronic medical record, and then populate those documents into MatrixCare. The technology development, created in partnership with Carequality, will enable better care coordination for residents discharged from a hospital to a community using MatrixCare.
Among the special guests on hand for the demonstration were Dr. Vindell Washington, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the highest government official focused on healthcare technology.
Mount Carmel has been a front-runner on interoperability, adopting the technology to exchange data with hospitals using Epic earlier this year. With this particular technology, users can query if documents are available for a resident in MatrxCare. The information and documents are delivered using the DIRECT protocols coming from the hospital using Epic, including records of physician visits, lab reports and discharge summaries, as well as documents from other care settings. This data enables caregivers at a long-term care facility, home health agency, hospital or another care setting to see a comprehensive view of the patient’s care.