SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Collective Medical, a leading national network for care collaboration, today announced it has joined the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) as a Strategic Business and Technology (SB&T) Partner. SHIEC is the national trade association representing health information exchanges (HIEs).
Collective’s real-time, risk-adjusted event notification and care collaboration platform serves all points of care across emergent, in-patient, post-acute, mental and behavioral, and ambulatory settings, as well as stakeholders in ACOs and health plans.
“We’re honored to be a supporter of SHIEC and its members, including the more than dozen HIEs with which we currently partner across the country,” said Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “The most vulnerable among us have needs that are not, and cannot, be served through any single point of care or entity. Working together is the right thing to do and another step toward making true care coordination a reality.”
Klomp adds that “as a complementary technology, we’ve seen our partnerships with HIEs lead to greater provider engagement. We’re able to alert providers of an at-risk patient, thus enabling deeper use of an HIE’s services to support care decisions.”
Collective recently announced a formal agreement with SacValley Medshare HIE. Through the agreement, as described in an article by Health Data Management, members receive access to the Collective network and intelligent alerts providing insights into patients with complex conditions, specific care guidelines and plans, utilization patterns and pain management contracts, as well as notifications on patients with a history of violence or security risk. FierceHealthcare recently covered a statewide effort led by the Commonwealth of Virginia and ConnectVirginia HIE, through which Collective was able to connect all 129 of the Commonwealth’s hospitals, as well as its managed care organizations, within six months as a part of the HIE-led Emergency Department Care Coordination program aimed at identifying and supporting complex patients.
“SHIEC is excited to have Collective join the SB&T Partner program,” said Kelly Hoover Thompson, CEO of SHIEC. “SB&T Partners are selected based on their ability to bring unique, value-added solutions to our HIE community members. Collective has proven its value to HIEs and their members by providing rich, actionable insights to providers at the point of care. SHIEC looks forward to working with Collective to build upon the substantial progress of HIEs nationwide.”
ABOUT COLLECTIVE MEDICAL
Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands of providers, Collective’s system-agnostic platform is trusted by care teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable collaboration to make better care decisions and improve outcomes. Based in Salt Lake City, Collective is proven to streamline transitions of care, improve coordination across diverse care teams, and reduce medically unnecessary hospital admissions. Learn more at www.collectivemedical.com and Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
SHIEC is the national trade association of health information exchanges (HIEs) and strategic business and technology partners. As the unbiased data trustees in their communities, the 66+ member HIE organizations manage and provide for the secure digital exchange of data by medical, behavioral, and social service providers to improve the health of the communities they serve. Collectively, SHIEC members serve almost 75% of the U.S. population.
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