Once patients enroll in CurrentCare, two CurrentCare services allow authorized medical professionals to access their patients’ data: CurrentCare Hospital Alerts and the CurrentCare Viewer.
CurrentCare Hospital Alerts
CurrentCare Hospital Alerts use Direct messaging to notify primary care providers when their consented patients have an inpatient, outpatient, or emergency department encounter at a participating hospital. This real-time electronic notification is referred to as admission, discharge, or transfer (ADT) and includes clinical information about these patients in both human-readable and machine-readable formats. Alerts are available only for patients who are enrolled in CurrentCare.
A primary goal of CurrentCare Hospital Alerts is to improve care transitions for patients to decrease the number of hospital readmissions. In addition, timely follow-up care after a hospital encounter will improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Seven RI hospitals are sending ADT data to CurrentCare, and one more will be added soon:
Hospitals currently providing ADT information
Hospitals soon to provide ADT information
South County Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital
The Miriam Hospital
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital
Roger Williams Hospital
Memorial Hospital of RI
To subscribe to the CurrentCare Hospital Alerts, the first step is to establish Direct messaging accounts for your practice. Download Getting Started with Direct.
The CurrentCare Viewer is a Web-based portal that allows a provider to see up-to-date clinical data—all in one place—for a consented patient. Users of the Viewer cannot change any data that appears on the screens. Data is updated automatically via data feeds from CurrentCare’s data-sharing partners.
Data available in a consented patient’s record include demographics, lab results, encounters, allergies, alerts, conditions, and medications. Lab results for the most common tests have been normalized to a dataset of universal identifiers for laboratory and other clinical observations. These Logical Observation Identifiers Names & Codes (LOINC) are important when looking at lab results in a cumulative view. Among other data, The Viewer allows you to view your patients’ lab results from multiple sources and medication history that shows prescriptions dispensed by RI pharmacies.
CurrentCare is able to collect patient information from individual practices. To accomplish this, a practice needs to have the following:
- An EHR system that can produce an electronic Continuity of Care Document (CCD) that is compatible with CurrentCare
- A Direct messaging account with a Health Information Service Provider (HISP); and
- A Data-Sharing Partner agreement with the Rhode Island Quality Institute. Once operational, the CCD data feed works automatically in the background, updating the records of patients who are enrolled in CurrentCare.
EHR/CurrentCare integration is operational with Rhode Island medical practices that use EpiChart, NextGen, Allscripts, and Amazing Charts EHRs. Soon, NetSmart, Essentia, GECentricity and Greenway will join the growing list of EHR systems that are able to send data to CurrentCare.
For more information about CurrentCare Hospital Alerts, the CurrentCare Viewer, and EHR/CurrentCare Integration, please call us at 888-924-4156.