Columbus – Mount Carmel Health System has joined the statewide health information exchange (HIE) that will allow sharing of patient health information among medical professionals across the state.
Through this partnership, hospitals, physicians, clinicians, laboratories and others involved in patient care share data and communicate electronically.
“Joining this partnership will allow our physicians expanded access to important medical information,” said Claus von Zychlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Carmel Health System. “Our goal is to streamline the delivery of critical information between providers to improve patient care through increased communication.”
Mount Carmel has been working to develop new ways to add value and improve the delivery of health care in central Ohio. Part of this effort includes an affiliation agreement with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, who also announced today that they will be joining the HIE.
Through the affiliation, announced in June, the two organizations are working together to increase access, lower costs and increase the quality and coordination of care.
“Signing on with CliniSync reflects the dedication Mount Carmel and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center share for improving communication among healthcare providers,” said Dan Paoletti, CEO of the Ohio Health Information Partnership and CliniSync. “We are excited these organizations are working to expand the exchange of health information.”
Mount Carmel Health System and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center join Nationwide Children’s Hospital as the central Ohio hospital systems in the network.
Currently, 132 hospitals in Ohio now are contracted with the Ohio Health Information Partnership, the Hilliard-based non-profit that manages the exchange – called CliniSync. Thirty-eight hospitals are now live on the network.