Features of FirstNet

We streamline the exchange of information

  • Transfers electronic clinical information on mutual patients of healthcare providers using any EHR
  • Receives and transfers laboratory and radiology orders/results
  • Includes ePrescribing and receipt/transfer of medication history
  • Offers benchmarking and quality analysis services
  • Features state-of-the-art technology from a proven HIE vendor
  • Offers an EHR for physician practices lacking this requirement of “meaningful use” as defined by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
  • Allows participants to meet additional “meaningful use” requirements for community data exchange

We invite all providers to participate

  • Physician practices and groups of all types
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Health departments
  • Imaging centers
  • Home health agencies
  • Any patient care provider

We offer clear benefits for all providers

  • Provides immediate access to data needed to assess patients’ medical history, helping all providers improve quality of care
  • Allows time formerly spent waiting for charts, transcribing or faxing to be better spent with patients
  • Improves patient safety by allowing clinical records to follow patients to all their providers
  • Prevents redundant communication through shared information
  • Assists providers in analyzing trends and coordinating care to improve population health, safety and outcomes
  • Provides proven reliability as evidenced by our record of 18 years of regional service
  • Offers a single and thus an economical interface to access multiple labs, pharmacies and providers
  • Adheres to rigid security and patient privacy technology standards
  • Offers multiple paths to meet various CMS “meaningful use” requirements
  • Focuses on regional needs with a not-for-profit, community-based approach dedicated to improving health outcomes

FirstNet current and future capabilities

  • A certified EMR, which will give them the ability to have clinical messaging, inbox management, workflow management, clinical decision support, referrals and consults, medication management, e-Signature physicians, patient summaries, encounter recording and other options.
  • Access to diagnostic quality medical images from multiple disparate picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) – from any radiology and cardiology imaging provider that participates in our HIE.
  • A virtual health record which retrieves and displays all available patient data from across the entire continuum of care.
  • Interconnectivity to allow healthcare providers to colloborate using HL7, CCR, CCD and other structures.
  • Architecture to enable existing and new third party applications to connect to an HIE via Web services.
  • Public health interfaces with standards-based personal health records.
  • Transfer and exchange of immunization data between FirstNet and state Immunization Information Systems.
  • And more to come…
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