North Arkansas Hospital Becomes First to Launch SHARE | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

North Arkansas Hospital Becomes First to Launch SHARE

January 8, 2013
by Rajiv Leventhal
| Reprints

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) has become the first hospital in Arkansas  to launch SHARE (State Health Alliance for Records Exchange), a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that gives secure, real-time access to electronic patient health information to various health care providers throughout Arkansas.

Through its implementation and use, SHARE will reduce medical errors and duplicate testing, promote improved management of chronic diseases and allow patients to access their own health information, according to the hospital.

“North Arkansas Regional is taking an important step in building our state’s digital infrastructure and improving the healthcare of Arkansans,” Governor Mike Beebe said in a statement released by the hospital. “Its willingness to take part in the SHARE innovation will help ensure that a patient’s medical information is available where it is needed, when it is needed.”

With SHARE in place, NARMC is ushering in a new era of healthcare for Arkansans. It allows the exchange of patients’ up-to-date health records electronically to be shared by other hospitals and practices where these patients are being treated. The state-wide exchange of health information will become increasingly efficient as more Arkansas healthcare providers implement SHARE in the near future. “I am looking forward to seeing many more installations like this put in place across this state, so that health information can literally follow us as we move from one health care provider to another,” Ray Scott, Arkansas HIT coordinator, said in a statement.

Topics

News

NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.