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New Service – Notifiable Conditions Dashboard

 

The Notifiable Conditions Dashboard is a resource that allows hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and other healthcare facilities to report conditions of illness considered to be public health emergencies, outbreaks, exotic diseases, and unusual group expressions of disease to the county and state at a much faster pace.

The dashboard contains components that are similar and according to the Infectious Disease Report with areas regarding the reporter, the practitioner’s office reporting the condition, the patient’s demographic information, the condition that is being recorded, and supporting documents such as laboratory results.

This dashboard relieves the stresses of faxing the information, removes the complications that come with incorrect information being recorded through misspelling and/or misreading information that is provided by authorized personnel, and as previously mentioned, brings forth a much faster pace through the use of auto-fill opportunities.

The use of the dashboard has the capability to bring a better, safer, and healthier environment to those living within the Rio Grande Valley.

First Annual Healthcare Hackathon Was A Great Success

Weslaco, TX, November 19, 2019
Connected Care Exchange (CCE HIE) is proud to announce the successful completion of its first annual Healthcare Hackathon held November 8-10th at the UTRGV CIC in Weslaco. Over 30 participants were challenged to use CCE HIE’s FHIR enabled platform to develop mobile healthcare applications, patient engagement solutions, and population health analytics. Participants also enjoyed classes and educational presentations from Health Samurai and Verato.

The hackathon agenda included a networking event Friday evening and educational sessions from subject matter experts on healthcare challenges impacting the community. Participants formed teams and were asked to work on a business plan and technical solutions using FHIR.

Four teams were given 24 hours to work on their projects, followed by an opportunity to present their solution, give a demonstration and discuss how their idea would provide an answer to one of the healthcare challenges presented. The teams brought their solutions to the judges, who included Dr. Sheila Magoon, MD, Executive Director BvYS ACO, Abraham Isai Castano, BBA License Nursing Facility, and Michael Muniz, Muniz Rio Grande Pharmacy.

“The innovation that FHIR is bringing to the healthcare industry as an API is unparalleled” shared Genaro Garza, Director of Technology for CCE HIE. “The apps that were developed during the Hackathon showcased how powerful this technology is and the opportunities that remain to be uncovered.”

The winning team was awarded to RAPITRAK: EMS Solutions, who took first place with their innovative application that enables paramedics to communicate with hospitals prior to arrival, sharing real-time data that improves systems of care in time-sensitive emergencies. All gathered information was stored and shared over a Patient and Provider portal, allowing ease of access and documentation throughout the treatment and care process.

EnRoute Analytics took home second place at the event by tackling the issue of fragmented analytics in regards to the information paramedics and hospitals gather and log. With a standard set of reporting across these two entities, EnRoute Analytics enables EMS providers to better understand the effectiveness of their care and what steps can be taken to increase efficiencies.

Andrew Lombardo Executive Director for CCE HIE stated, “the Hackathon was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talent and creativity of the members in our community.” As one of the HIEs in the state of Texas, the CCE HIE is leveraging our FHIR platform for community members to engage in implementing solutions to address regional healthcare challenges.

Martha Machado, UTRGV student, said the following, “this event has opened our eyes to the problems we are facing in healthcare right now, and all the possibilities that can be uncovered when great minds join forces. We are looking forward to participating in next year’s event!”

Thank you to our sponsors, South Texas Physician Alliance, Health Samurai, South Texas Health System, Verato, and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas for their ongoing support of creativity and drive for change in the Rio Grande Valley. For more information on the hackathon, please visit our event homepage at htttps://rgvhie.org/hackathon.

 

 

 

About CCE HIE
The Connected Care Exchange (CCE HIE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the secure exchange of patient health information to improve communication and patient care in South Texas. The CCE HIE brings a regional-level infrastructure solution that connects information between participating health care organizations and providers by integrating disparate systems and enabling the exchange and use of critical patient information for making care-related decisions at the point of care. We work with physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations to ensure that critical health information is communicated in a consistent and secure manner. For more information, please visit https://www.ccehie.org/.

CCE HIE Launches 1st Annual Healthcare Hackathon

Participants To Drive Innovative Solutions For the Industry’s Most Challenging Issues.

Welasco, TX., (10/15/2019) – Connected Care Exchange (CCE HIE) will host a Healthcare Hackathon bringing together change agents and out of the box problem solvers to create new ideas and products addressing issues in the healthcare sector. This year’s event, sponsored by South Texas Physician Alliance, Health Samurai, Elimu Informatics, and South Texas Health System, will be held November 8-10 at the UTRGV Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization in Welasco, TX.

The event challenges participants to use CCE HIE’s FHIR enabled platform to develop mobile healthcare applications, patient engagement solutions, and population health analytics. The goal of these solutions is to integrate with electronic health record systems, using these applications to meet different workflow needs and provide clinical decision support.

In addition to hands-on experiences, attendees will be joined by speakers covering topics including EMS/Disaster Planning, Public Health, Population Health, Medication Adherence, and Patient Access and Engagement.

CCE HIE is calling for participants from any industry or background with a desire to create boundary-pushing ideas and meaningful solutions to submit their registration for the event on their website. For more information about the Hackathon, including agenda, speaker information, and registration, please visit https://www.ccehie.org/hackathon/.

 

About CCE HIE
The Connected Care Exchange (CCE HIE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the secure exchange of patient health information to improve communication and patient care in South Texas. The CCE HIE brings a regional-level infrastructure solution that connects information between participating health care organizations and providers by integrating disparate systems and enabling the exchange and use of critical patient information for making care-related decisions at the point of care. We work with physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations to ensure that critical health information is communicated in a consistent and secure manner.

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