By Matthew Karges | December 2, 2015
A recent article in Health Data Management chronicled the problems that the OIG has identified with data sharing and EHRs. In particular, OIG stated that providers must do more to improve the flow of information, subject to appropriate privacy and security safeguards.
Kettering Health suffered from poor data sharing, along with incorrect and outdated information before choosing the Phynd Unified Provider Management (UPM) Platform. “We selected Phynd to provide a single source of truth for the demographics and results routing preferences of our credentialed and non-credentialed providers, and relay this information via interface with our EMR,” Charles Watson, CMIO at Kettering Health, explained in a recent case study.
The Phynd Unified Provider Management (UPM) Platform is working to help healthcare organizations solve this challenge. With the Unified Provider Management (UPM) Platform, hospitals and health systems have the ability to unify, manage and share a single, verified, custom profile on each of their providers, regardless of where that data exists in their EHR or other multiple legacy IT systems.
Elizabeth Cernevicius, Special Project Coordinator at Kettering, further commented: “We have multiple sources for provider information, and we selected Phynd to serve as a unified, quality platform for all of our provider information.”
With the Phynd UPM, healthcare organizations can manage and share their provider (referring and credentialed physicians, nurses, and mid-levels) profiles across all of their core IT clinical, financial and operational systems. This single, accurate, source for provider information streamlines workflow, improves productivity, speeds up billing, optimizes the revenue cycle and enhances care coordination enterprise-wide.
The Phynd Platform includes applications to integrate provider profiles, enroll “new” providers not in the EMR, manage and share provider profiles, and learn from provider analytics. Phynd works with all IT vendors including Epic, Cerner, Allscripts and many others.