Home Health Tech Company Partners with State on Record Keeping

As quality post-acute care and affordability look to be mainstays of the nation’s evolving healthcare system, one home health vendor sees its partnership with a state health information exchange as a “win-win.”

Healthcare Synergy Inc., a home health electronic medical record (EMR) vendor, announced Tuesday that it signed an agreement with Michigan-based Great Lakes Health Information Exchange (GLHIE).

Being the first partnership of a home health EMR vendor with the state organization, the collaboration between Healthcare Synergy and GLHIE allows home health companies to share data with other providers throughout the healthcare continuum.

As the healthcare system focuses on the need for post-acute care in less costly settings, Healthcare Synergy sees opportunity in its alliance with GLHIE.

“Our commitment to ensuring that our clients are ahead of the curve when dealing with electronic health records and an unparalleled reputation for quality at an affordable rate made this partnership a win-win scenario,” said Mike Deck, project manager at Healthcare Synergy. 

Healthcare Synergy’s Healthcare Assistant Software integrates with GLHIE to facilitate patient data exchange for home health, private duty nursing, outpatient therapy and hospice participants.

GLHIE, in turn, sends patient diagnostic data, consultative reports, hospital admissions and discharge summaries to authorized home health agencies through the Healthcare Synergy EMR. 

Both companies believe that the delivery of this data will help eliminate duplication of treatments and offer better administrative efficiencies to the provider. 

An active player in the home health software industry for over 20 years, Healthcare Synergy plans its release of the new EMR system for the last quarter of 2013.

Written by Jason Oliva

Jason Oliva