An EHR Partnership Program
Outcome Connect is a partnership program designed to help Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems more rapidly and efficiently meet emerging quality reporting and integration requirements and needs of their customers, including meaningful use requirements. This partnership allows for data being collected within the EHR to be used for secondary uses without the need to re-enter data into multiple systems. The Outcome Connect program uses healthcare industry standards and offers revenue opportunities for providers and EHR vendors for their participation.
Outcome Connect technology is based on healthcare industry standards defined by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) and the Health IT Standards Panel (HITSP). Outcome has adopted IHE Profiles and HITSP constructs that play a key role in interoperability between EHR systems and Outcome’s eClinical solutions.
RFD is a new standard that focuses on connecting data from Electronic Health Records (EHR) and other sponsored studies to other systems, such as registries. RFD was developed by the Clinical Data Interchange Consortium (CDISC) as a way to create a direct link between EHRs and clinical management systems. It allows a case report form from an electronic data capture (EDC) system or registry to be pre-populated and presented in the EHR, reducing duplicate data entry, and the amount of effort required by practice staff, and subsequently cost to participate in such programs.
Annually, Quintiles Outcome participates in the IHE Connectathon where our solutions are tested with EHR vendors to ensure proper use of these standards and connectivity to participating EHR vendor systems. Qualifying vendors passing IHE Connectathon testing may participate in the Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS annual conference and demonstrate these capabilities.
In 2009, Quintiles Outcome personnel were invited instructors at the CDISC conference Interchange in Japan, and the CDISC Interchange in North America to teach the first ever Healthcare Link/RFD training class.
Use Case Examples
Quality – Connect your EHR with Quintiles Outcome’s Quality Reporting programs that meet hospital and practice needs for reporting to a range of organizations including The Joint Commission; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, national medical specialty reporting and credentialing programs; State reporting entities, immunization and other registries. This connection will enable your hospitals and practices to easily participate in nationally recognized performance, accreditation, licensure and reimbursement programs.
Research – Connect your EHR with Quintiles Outcome’s Research programs. Offer research opportunities to your physicians in their areas of specialty providing these practices additional revenue. Quintiles Outcome operates research studies across all therapeutic areas. This is a great opportunity to simplify participation in research by utilizing EHR data captured during the patient encounter for additional research purposes. By signing up as an Outcome Connect Partner, you will be notified of research opportunities to offer your membership.
Public Health – Connect your EHR with the ability to easily report public health conditions and adverse event / safety reports to appropriate state and federal regulatory agencies such as state departments of public health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Differentiate Your Product
Partnering with Quintiles Outcome and providing real-time access to Outcome Connect in your product will distinguish your company and increase the ROI of your EHR by providing your practices the ability to:
» Meet quality reporting requirements for Meaningful Use
» Participate directly in registries and pay-for-performance programs that will generate additional revenue for the practice
» Integrate seamlessly with certification, accreditation, and QI programs
» Fulfill submissions for immunization registries, reportable lab results for public health and syndromic surveillance
Through this partnership, your practices will be able to utilize the information provided through your system to meet increasingly complex third party requirements from professional association programs, certification, continuing medical education, pay-for-performance, state, and public reporting initiatives, often resulting in additional revenue generating opportunities for them. This direct link also reduces the complexity of participation and duplication of effort for the practices.
Becoming a Partner
We are looking to partner with leading electronic health and medical record companies that share our vision for providing hospitals, practices, and physicians with access to clinical research and quality reporting through an industry standards based approach.
Dan Levy, Chief Technology Officer at Quintiles Outcome, leads the company's Outcome Connect efforts. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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Additional Connectathon and Interoperability Showcase Partners