Enabling care professionals to view shared records and make more informed decisions for citizens.
When time is of the essence, every moment you wait for a patient’s information could have life-altering repercussions for the individual and their family. The ability to cut out this waiting time won’t just help you respond to the needs of a single patient quicker, you’ll notice a system-wide impact on the ability to influence flow through your organisation.
By supporting the provision of data across organisational, geographical and technological boundaries, care providers can access clinical and other information from any venue of care. This means that pre-existing conditions, investigation results, medications, allergies, clinical correspondence and more can easily be considered when clinicians are making interventions for patients, with safer and more timely decisions reached at the point of care.
Misappropriation of personal data is a key issue for many and our HIE has been designed with this concern in mind. It’s built on a secure, standards-based infrastructure, so that individuals’ data is stored, viewed and managed in an appropriate way, meaning that people only experience the benefits of information sharing.
A partnership of health and care providers in Wirral, a peninsular in north-west England with approximately 320,000 residents, is seeing dramatic changes in the way they plan and deliver care. As part of their overarching Healthy Wirral programme to tackle significant health and care inequalities, they are moving towards data-driven care, and using information to improve population health and wellbeing.
Quality health and care is best delivered when the entire care team is informed, connected and accountable. Patient risk exists when moving between services and venues, and when care teams are under-informed. Cerner’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) is a standards-based, scalable, vendor-agnostic point-of-care solution built upon the reliable and proven Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise technology infrastructure.
At Cerner we firmly support techUK’s interoperability charter and the principles contained therein. We believe that in order to deliver real integrated health and care, it should be a fundamental patient right that their data can flow to the appropriate place where it is needed for health or care regardless of provider, vendor or venue.
Care providers in the UK view a wide range of information through HIE, including problem lists, medications allergies, investigation results, procedures, vaccinations, vital signs, past visits, upcoming appointments and clinical correspondence such as discharge summaries or clinic letters.
Built to support high volumes of data in a scalable setting, HIE supports all the primary interoperability standards, including HL7 v2, HL7 v3, HL7 FHIR, IHE, XDS, NwHIN, , NCPDP, SNOMED CT, ICD-9, ICD-10, NANDA, NIC, NOC, CDA, CCD, CCR, X12, RxNorm, XML, PDF, and non-standard formats, like CSV and text files. It facilitates secure exchange through several protocols, including TCP/IP MLLP, HTTPS, web services and direct messaging.
The main uses and benefits of an HIE include:
Cerner is working with several supplier partners to make data accessible across the health and care economy. Currently, Cerner HIE can access datasets from providers such as Healthcare Gateway’s MIG, EMIS, TPP SystmOne, Servelec Rio, Servelec Mosaic, AzeusCare, Epic, Coordinate my Care, DXC Lorenzo, LiquidLogic. This list is not exhaustive and other direct links will become progressively available.
Cerner works with its supplier partners to provide access to the Cerner HIE as a contextual link within the application rather than through a secondary login to encourage clinical adoption. The contextual link is available from the likes of EMIS Web, TPP SystmOne, INPS, Servelec Rio, Servelec Mosaic, AzeusCare, Civica Cito, DXC Lorenzo, LiquidLogic. This is not an exhaustive list and new suppliers and their solutions will become progressively available.
Yes, Cerner HIE is vendor agnostic, with 80% of our Cerner HIE connections being with non-Cerner EHRs. Our Cerner HIE technology does not rely on our Cerner Millennium® EHR technology and is a separate technology stack and solution. As an example, Cerner has implemented our HIE for Tanner Health and Northeast Georgia Health System in the USA. Neither of these clients have implemented our EHR.
The Cerner HIE has a flexible data model. Three models for data governance exist today and are fully supported by our HIE: centralised, federated and hybrid. In all three governance models, healthcare organisations’ internal policies for data sharing and enterprise security are taken into account during implementation to ensure the data gets stored, secured, exchanged and managed appropriately.
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