Although electronic health records are standard in hospitals and senior living communities, providers still regularly share clinical information via fax, phone or printouts. These manual methods can lead to mistakes and omissions, which impacts care continuity during critical transitions.
Offering Kno2’s Interoperability as a Service as an add-on for all EHR clients allows senior living staff to streamline and receive clinical information, such as referrals coming from various sources, as well as participate in value-based care coordination. For incoming residents, health data automatically flows into Yardi EHR. If clinical information needs to be shared with an external provider, or if hospital readmissions are necessary, senior living providers can send records out in the most interoperable format that the receiving provider can support.
“Having complete health records immediately available is essential to ensuring resident safety and an effective care transition to senior living,” said Ray Elliott, vice president of senior living for Yardi. “Interoperability breaks down the barriers between providers so information exchange can happen seamlessly. By integrating Yardi EHR with Kno2, we’re helping our clients get the clinical records they need, when they need it.”
Common Kno2 exchange methods include cloud fax, Direct secure messaging using the DirectTrust framework, patient information query with providers live on Carequality and the CommonWell Health Alliance, IHE profiles, HL7 messaging, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, and patient care networks. The innovative technology determines the most interoperable form of exchange to ensure that content flows freely.