Beginning on July 24, Collective Medical Technologies (CMT) began providing real time data from the Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE) to Reliance eHealth Collaborative to further benefit care providers using both systems, and those that are participating in Reliance’s health information exchange services. Reliance receives approximately 28,000 ADT transactions through this this interface each week for patients who have records in Reliance.

“Connecting EDIE data to regional HIEs like Reliance strengthens exchange capabilities within those communities,” says Susan Otter, Director of Health Information Technology at the Oregon Health Authority. “These efforts align and complement each other in supporting improved care coordination and health outcomes at the point of care, especially for Oregonians with complex care needs. OHA is excited to support this partnership through a Cooperative Agreement from the Office of National Coordinator (ONC). We look forward to future efforts that expand Oregon’s health information technology infrastructure across the state.”

Providers participating in Reliance will gain the benefit of hospital Admission, Discharge & Transfer (ADT) data from all hospitals in Oregon, Washington and parts of California being present in Reliance offerings, such as their Community Health Record, eReferrals, notifications and alerts based on clinical information and/or hospital and provider visits; and the Reliance Insight clinical quality reporting and analytics platform. Existing EDIE and PreManage customers that also participate in Reliance eHealth Collaborative will continue to enjoy their use of these platforms allowing for a complementary view of alerts through these systems coupled with aggregated clinical data from Reliance participants across Oregon.

“Ultimately, we want to create a learning health system with the patient at the center: a seamless flow of clinical data between all sites of care to drive higher quality care, more efficient use of resources, and a better patient experience.” Said Andrew Zechnich, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Information Officer and Emergency Physician at Providence Health and Services Oregon and a member of the Reliance Board of Directors. Providence was an early adopter of both Reliance and EDIE.

“Collaboration and secure data sharing between Reliance and CMT continues to deliver on our commitment for physicians to build a more complete view of their patient by providing actionable information at the point of care thus allowing a greater level of safe, quality, informed care for the patient.” says Erick Maddox, Executive Director for Reliance.