Cost-effectively gathering patient data is just the start. Apps enable you to route the information where it is needed. Print out, file,
, data warehouse, community networks, , all in real-time. The key to moving data easily is that the data is de-identified using a PTI Data Exchange to store and manage PHI. It also serves as the communication hub, routing patient data and reports as needed. All data in the PTI Data Center is de-identified making it easy to support sharing of data between agencies for care coordination and across agencies for data mining.
PTI Data Exchange
Every practice or agency needs access to a PTI Data Exchange to manage its PHI. The PTI Data Exchange can be part of a web-based service or implemented locally within the business. Each business managing it’s own IDs allows connections to be made between a business using one ID system and another business using a different ID system. Add to the PHI management, data and report routing and the PTI Data Exchange becomes the communications hub for the practice.
Interface With An EMR/EHR
Being able to interface with an is an important feature of the PTI Data Exchange. In a simple interface, reports are routed into the EMR’s inbox to be imported like any other lab report received from an outside agency. For a full bi-directional interface, HL7 messages are typically used to feed scheduling messages into the PTI Data Exchange and route lab result messages back into the . A full bi-directional interface enables a practice to launch universal screening protocols from the and get lab results back in real-time.
Route Patient Data To And From Other Sources
Exchanging patient data and reports with an is just one type of transaction that the PTI Data Exchange supports. You can send data and reports to printers, files repositories and data warehouses as needed. You can receive data from scanners and feeds. Transactions can also be setup to and other screening sites such as portals like ASQ Online. Whatever the requirement, PTI Data Exchange can be configured to handle the required transactions.
Being able to connect the same client in two different practices or agencies enables sharing of the client’s information for care coordination. Screenings, flags, referrals, notes, outcomes, status and more, is available for the participating practices and agencies to use. Connections can be direct between agencies or through profile connections where the client can control the connection permissions. Care coordination is just one aspect of a broader Community Network capability enabled by using apps.
Shared Data Analysis and Data Mining
Because all the data in the PTI Data Center is de-identified, sharing information for data analysis across practices and agencies is easy. Individual practices and agencies can perform screenings and manage their flags and referrals as part of normal operations. County and state level agencies with the proper permissions can simply access the data they need for analysis and data mining without being involved with the local processing. It’s all just a matter of getting the data connections made with the proper permissions.