KY ACEP Endorses Collective Medical's EDie Software
Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:09 PM
The Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (KACEP), the nation's largest emergency medical organization with more than 37,000 emergency physicians, endorses technology that enables emergency physicians to access, in real time, essential patient medical record information from different organizations across the community.
Collective Medical's emergency department information exchange (EDie) software is an ED-specific application that provides emergency physicians with instant access to a patient's history from other EDie-connected clinics, facilities, treatment centers and other emergency departments. This software has been proven to improve patient outcomes and avoid readmissions. Integrated access to patient medical records lowers health care costs through eliminating testing redundancies and improved care coordination.
EDie has the ability to instantly push notifications about previous pain medication prescriptions, chronic illnesses and patient history and care coordination, among many other, facility-determined key markers to the medical provider. This significantly decreases the time commitment and manpower spent in often unsuccessful attempts to obtain this critical patient information via traditional methods.
Collective Medical helps ED care teams see the frequency of those patients' visits to all emergency departments for the same reason, understand what diagnostic studies and treatments were previously administered and determine if the patient's condition could benefit from more active case management.
In an endorsement letter, KACEP strongly endorsed the integration of information exchange technology in Kentucky. It has already been implemented in some emergency departments in Kentucky and also in many states across the country.
Through a generous grant from the Anthem Foundation, KHA is able to provide this platform to hospitals throughout the state. If you have not yet implemented EDie in your facility, please contact Melanie Moch at KHA (firstname.lastname@example.org).