Carevive Health is pleased to announce a partnership with the Redox Engine electronic health record (EHR) integration protocol. Redox boasts a modern API approach for healthcare EHR integration. Redox manages connections to health systems and brings the data into their cloud infrastructure. The management of EHR data occurs by using the popular JSON data format.
This integration will highly benefit hospitals and cancer centers aiming to provide survivorship care plans (SCPs). Currently, most institutions are having clinicians populate care plan templates with a treatment summary, surveillance guidelines, and potential late effects. For some, previously used content is stored in a resource library for shared access but needs to be personalized for the patient and it is not known whether the content is current. This process will not be feasible in the near future when all patients treated in an accredited cancer center must receive a survivorship care plan. Carevive Health has worked with 250 cancer research and clinician experts to develop scientifically rigorous content across cancer types, which is delivered in a highly personalized patient care plan. Our content is developed and maintained and available for syndication across the almost 2,000 cancer centers committed to SCP delivery. Our engineers have partnered with Redox to integrate our SCPs into the EHR with little work required of the cancer center team.
Where Does Carevive Health Fit In?
Lack of integration between EHRs and the Carevive Care Planning System™ (CPS) has been equally frustrating for clinicians, cancer centers, and our team. Madelyn Herzfeld, Carevive Health’s Chief Executive Officer comments, “Initial feasibility data from clinicians and patients at our pilot sites has been terrific. Carrie Stricker (Carevive co-founder and CCO) and I have shown the system to hundreds of cancer clinicians, 99% of whom say ‘Carevive has an incredible concept’ and ‘Who wouldn’t want this for our patients?’. I am thrilled to work with Redox to establish the connection between us and EHR platforms and open up significant opportunity to support cancer clinicians in providing the best quality care possible to their patients.”
Carevive Health’s integration experts have also been working to build interfaces directly into cancer center’s patient registries to extract diagnostic and treatment information for the SCP treatment summary. They have pilot centers ready to roll out this integration in March 2015.
The team from Redox are alumni of Epic Systems. Redox transmits the customized HL7 data feeds from health systems and translates them into standard and consistent data models. “We try to alleviate the headache often caused by trying to transmit and decipher these [HL7] data by centralizing it in our engine. This reduces the work effort required by both the application vendor and the health system’s IT team.” says Luke Bonney, Redox co-founder.
Bob Bausmith, Carevive Health’s Chief Technology Officer, is thrilled with this partnership and the value it brings to our health system clients. “This is a game changer for us and other cloud-based solution providers who require near real-time and service-oriented access to EHR platforms. By eliminating the need to deploy premise-based technology and offering a canonical data model that applies across health systems, Redox significantly reduces the cost and complexity of EHR integration. This means we can focus more time and energy on building a world-class care planning system and the value we deliver to cancer center clinicians and their patients.”
Currently available interfaces include several data exchanges. Patients automatically can be registered into our system, avoiding the need for manual entry of patient identification information. Several questions in our patient survey can be auto-populated so patients do not need to perform dual entry of data, much clinical data required can be captured from the cancer patient registry, and the surveys and care plans can be transmitted back into the Electronic Health Records. The next phase of EHR interfaces will include solutions to trigger alerts in the EHR regarding medication and referral orders.
Redox helps innovators share data with health systems by making it do-it-yourself simple for applications to integrate with hospitals and clinics. Their team of seven has over 35 years of experience at Epic and is headquartered in Madison, WI.
If you are interested in being a beta site and getting initial interfaces at no charge, please contact us.