Detailed Patient Summaries Now Available in the CHIE

UHIN is pleased to announce that Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs, also called patient summaries) from Mountain West Gastroenterology are now available in the CHIE Clinical Portal! As of June 15, 2016, Mountain West will automatically send CCDs to the CHIE for all of their patients. The data will remain available in the Patient Summary view.

Mountain West Gastroenterology’s CCDs contain a wide variety of in-depth patient information such as allergies, medications and notes. Their CCD information is automatically added to the correct section in the Clinical Portal’s Patient Summary view. For example, family history, patient vital signs, and procedures are now accessible as soon as you pull up a patient. Additional details, such as the text of provider notes, may also be available under the “Documents” tab. To view these details, click on the CCD you’d like to view and choose the HTML option.

The Patient Summary view will also display available information from hospitals participating with Quality Health Network in western Colorado and the Arizona Health-e Connection. CCDs from Intermountain Healthcare, Lone Peak Hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital, and the Veterans’ Affairs Health Care System can be accessed by clicking on the External Documents tab. We are actively testing with more data sources, and expect to include CCDs from a range of providers in the near future.

CCDs provide crucial information about a patient’s health in a clear, easy-to-read format, simplifying transitions and coordination of care. CCD inclusion is one more way we’re making the CHIE more valuable for you.