Extending InterSystems HealthShare proven interoperability capabilities, solution connects clinicians, caregivers and patients to improve patient outcomes.
Eton, 24 November 2020. InterSystems, a creative data technology provider dedicated to helping customers solve the most critical scalability, interoperability, and speed problems, has today announced the launch of HealthShare Care Community™. The solution means care teams can create a comprehensive shared care plan – improving communication, care transitions, and care coordination.
With the power of InterSystems HealthShare behind it, HealthShare Care Community is helping patients, from the elderly to individuals living with long term, or chronic conditions, benefit from improved communication throughout their care journey. The solution creates comprehensive, flexible, and personalised care plans, combining input from the care team with additional wellness goals added by the patient. Plans can be customised to include wide ranging aims, from helping patients walk unaided for a family function, to end of life choices.
When using HealthShare Care Community, everyone on the team can see who is contributing to the patient’s care, the role they serve, when they’re involved, and their contact information. The entire care team – from patients and clinicians to GP’s and community health workers – can easily contribute to a highly detailed, accurate and continually updated view of each patient’s condition and care preferences, within their native workflow.
“HealthShare Care Community is built on the HealthShare Unified Care Record, meaning care plans can be shared across transitions of care and improve coordination across the care team,” says Don Woodlock, Vice President Healthcare Solutions, InterSystems. “Not only is patient data pulled together from disparate sources and care plans shared across the healthcare system, but the care providers can launch Care Community from within their own systems”.
With Care Community working in collaboration with the HealthShare product suite, providers can overcome the fundamental challenge for care teams that don’t typically interact when spread across various care settings, with the ability to communicate through the HealthShare clinical message centre. Further, patients themselves can also log in via HealthShare Personal Community to communicate with care providers, get access to prescriptions and flag when they need help.
Teams can also be more proactive with automatic notifications of patient-related events such as admissions, discharges, or transfers. What’s more, supported by HealthShare Health Insight, they can identify patients who fall into high-risk categories and manage their care using intelligent, data-led insights in a way that enables faster diagnosis, as well as better and more timely response to changes in patient condition and care coordination requirements.
“With HealthShare, healthcare organisations can change the way they deliver health and care, giving care teams vital access to patient and care team information that facilities better ongoing care out in the community” says Chris Norton, Managing Director, InterSystems UK & Ireland. “This latest addition to the HealthShare suite further helps improve quality of care and treat patients more effectively in the appropriate setting and is a key component to deliver more sustainable healthcare.”
Coordinating, delivering, and managing care in a fragmented healthcare system is tough. So many moving parts and so much information to gather and process from different providers, payers, government agencies, and other organizations. InterSystems is addressing these challenges with InterSystems HealthShare Care Community™ software.