Emily Boerger | Feb 25, 2020
The Washington State Division of Corrections (DOC) not too long ago issued a Request for Info to analysis and analyze the professionals and cons of buying an Digital Well being Report system (EHR) for the state’s correctional services.
An EHR is an digital model of a affected person’s medical chart, encompassing all facets of a affected person’s well being together with info equivalent to diagnoses, medicines, lab and check outcomes, and radiology photographs. The document is supposed to be utilized and shared by all suppliers concerned in a affected person’s care, and function an environment friendly means to coordinate care.
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In line with the RFI, the Washington DOC supplies complete well being care together with inpatient, ambulatory, behavioral well being, dental, and substance abuse remedy companies to roughly 19,000 incarcerated sufferers in 11 services.
Whereas over half of the state correctional services in the USA make the most of an EHR to share well being data, Washington State has not but deliberate to implement one.
“An EHR will strengthen the standard of healthcare and enhance system effectivity by offering available entry to correct, present, and legible info. An EHR will enable the Division to share well being data with suppliers locally who take care of sufferers after launch. With an EHR the Division can start the sharing of well being care info to assist guarantee profitable transition for sufferers leaving the jail system,” reads the RFI.
The RFI notes that the DOC is most excited by methods that may combine with the Division’s present info methods such because the Correctional Establishment Pharmacy System, the State Well being Info Alternate (HIE), and the Well being Care Authority’s ProviderOne fee system.
The RFI is searching for solutions to over 50 questions associated to strengths/weaknesses, privateness, pricing, transitions, help, and expertise so as to be taught extra concerning the EHR choices which might be obtainable to the DOC.
Responses to the RFI are due March 13th and needs to be submitted electronically to email@example.com