HSX Update: Steady, Continued Uptake of Services

More partnerships and service go-lives among members mark this past month for the Greater Philadelphia region’s health information exchange:

  • YMCA and HSX sign agreement
    HSX and the Freedom Valley YMCA (Philadelphia and surrounding counties) have executed an agreement for the Y to take advantage of HSX’s Direct secure messaging service in order to share care information electronically on patients who have been referred to the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), which is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The agreement is part of an HSX contract with the Health Federation of Philadelphia to increase bi-directional communication between healthcare providers and community resources focused on prevention. The contract is supported by a CDC grant through the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s The Philly Difference: Connections for Better Chronic Care project, which is seeks to prevent and better manage chronic disease.
  • Aria outpatient goes live with ENS
    Aria Health Physician Services has begun actively using HSX’s Encounter Notification Service (ENS).  The population health team at this large physician group will leverage the admission-discharge-transfer (ADT) alerts to manage disease and care among its patients.
  • Esperanza Health Center also now using ENS
    Another Federally Qualified Health Center is taking advantage of
    ADT notifications to improve follow-up and continuity of care for its patients, especially those at risk for hospital readmission or high costs from chronic conditions.
  • Doylestown among first to take advantage of ACTF
    Doylestown Health has gone live with HSX’s Automated Care Team Finder service (ACTF), which uses health plan data to route hospital discharge information to a patient’s primary care provider.  The health system becomes an HSX early adopter of ACTF.
  • HSX partners with Red Cross 
    HSX is collaborating with the American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region to enhance Greater Philadelphia’s ability to locate patients who have received healthcare in the region either during large-scale emergencies or on a routine basis.  In advance of the Democratic National Convention, the Red Cross will prepare to access HSX’s Urgent Patient Activity Liaison (uPAL)service as an escalation point for its own family-reunification capabilities.