Direct messaging lets you exchange critical patient data across the healthcare system. It is the data transport mechanism for CurrentCare Hospital Alerts and EHR integration with CurrentCare, Rhode Island’s statewide Health Information Exchange.
- CurrentCare Hospital Alerts use Direct messaging to notify primary care providers when their consented patients have an inpatient, outpatient, or emergency department encounter at a participating hospital. This real-time electronic notification is referred to as admission, discharge, or transfer (ADT).
- Integration of your EHR with CurrentCare is available for practices using an EHR system that can produce an electronic Continuity of Care Document (CCD) that is compatible with CurrentCare.
Learn more about CurrentCare Hospital Alerts and EHR integration with CurrentCare.
- Saves Time
- More time treating patients, less time with paper records
- Avoid administrative process delays due to slow mail and unreadable faxes
- Saves Money
- Replaces expensive postage and fax costs
- Seamless communication with colleagues within or outside your current network results in avoidance of duplicative testing and procedures
- Increases Efficiency
- Assures medical diagnoses and notes are communicated verbatim from Provider to Provider
- Ensures comprehensive treatment plans are aligned with all members of your patient’s healthcare delivery team
- Allows you to attest to Stage 1 Meaningful Use of your EHR by satisfying the core requirement for electronic exchange of clinical information. (Proposed rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use establish the Direct exchange protocol as a national standard.