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HealtheConnections is partnering with the New York State Department of Health to offer tools for health care providers to play an important role in helping patients with arthritis become physically active to reduce arthritis pain.
In recognition of Arthritis Awareness Month this May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health encourage health care providers to talk to patients with arthritis about physical activity to relieve arthritis pain and symptoms.
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HealtheConnections Tools for Health Care Providers:
• myData Arthritis Dashboard – users can easily access a list of their patients with arthritis, to identify those who could benefit from counseling and referral:
• Community Referrals – users can refer patients with arthritis to community-based and online programs like Enhance Fitness, Walk with Ease, and Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs
Arthritis Dashboard Details
Community Referrals Details
For more information and resources, The New York State Department of Health has recently released a new toolkit to support your counseling and referral efforts for patients with arthritis. The toolkit offers resources to help you prescribe the right “dose” of activity to get people moving, recommend local places for accessible recreation opportunities such as walking in NY State Parks, and refer patients to evidence-based physical activity programs like Enhance Fitness and Walk With Ease.
How Sun River Health Uses HealtheConnections
HealtheConnections recently had the opportunity to work with Sun River Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center and one of the nation’s largest community health providers. Sun River Health was awarded a grant centered on creating a dashboard that would, of many things, help lower readmission rates and schedule follow-ups after an ED visit. One of the goals was to implement an alerting system in which secure files would be sent as an alert to their dashboard. HealtheConnections was able to assist by quickly setting up its daily digest alerting function through Sun River Health’s dashboard.
This is just one example of how organizations like yours can use HealtheConnections and the health information exchange to improve care.
Like all of our core HIE services, it is FREE.
If you are interested in learning more about HealtheConnections Alerts, or any other services we offer, email us at email@example.com
For a busy care manager, coordinating medical treatments, including administering assessments, developing care plans, and monitoring medication compliance to advocate for a patient’s health is no easy task.
Care managers serve as the main point of contact between the patient and practice and need to get in touch with various people to coordinate a patient’s care. But getting the right person on the phone or through email can be a challenge.
With HealtheConnections, care managers can view a patient’s medical summary, including provider notes, discharge information, medications, allergies, and more, all in one place.
No faxing. No calling. No waiting.
Care Managers leverage HealtheConnections’ services to:
“HealtheConnections is a huge part of follow-up. If there is a patient who is not in our hospital system, we can log into the myConnections portal, see why the patient was there, view provider notes, and receive discharge information all in one place. That way, we know what steps to take upon their discharge and assist the patient with any needed follow-up.”
-Care Manager Coordinator, St. Joseph’s Health
This is just one example of how your staff can use HealtheConnections and the health information exchange to improve care.
Like all of our core HIE services, it is at no cost.
If you are interested in learning more about HealtheConnections and the services we offer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org