We’re sure you have lots of questions. Here are answers to some of the questions we hear the most.
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When a patient visits an EDIE-participating ED, that patient’s visit information is automatically sent to CMT via integration with a facility’s electronic health medical records system. The system searches for the patient in our databases, then compares the patient’s history against the ED’s criteria for Notification—these criteria may be based on visit frequency and/or mobility, or if the patient has Care Guidelines in EDIE—and if any criteria are met, an EDIE Notification is immediately dispatched to the ED.
Apart from Notifications, all licensees have access to the EDIE Web Application where high-utilization and complex needs patients may be managed, and where users can collaborate on a shared patient record.
The purpose of EDIE is to give ED clinicians the information they need to make a fully informed decision so that they can provide the base care possible for their patients. EDIE also empowers ED Case Managers to help coordinate with other providers who have a treatment relationship with the patient so that the patient’s sometimes complex needs can be addressed in the most appropriate care venue.
EDIE is primarily used by Emergency Departments. In an ED setting, EDIE alerts providers when patients have met specified utilization or mobility triggers register through EDIE Notifications.
Beyond Notifications, ED providers, nurses care managers, and social workers have access to the EDIE Web Application where they will have access to an extended ED visit history for the patient, as well as access to a shared patient record with information contributed by all EDs the patient has visited.
While hospitals in a region where all EDs are connected to EDIE would seemingly have the most to gain from using EDIE, a hospital in isolation can certainly benefit from the system. Even in isolation, EDIE surfaces valuable case management information and delivers it directly to the ED the instant a patient registers. In addition to that, a patient’s EDIE record follows them to any EDIE-participating hospital visited by a patient. This ensures that if a patient with a history comes to your ED from out of town, that patient’s history is delivered to your ED immediately upon patient registration.
The EDIE Web Application serves as a dynamic care management care coordination platform where ED staff can closely monitor and manage their high-utilization and complex-needs patient population. Within the EDIE Web App, users will have access to a range of features, including:
- Recent Patient Visit Activity & Utilization Reporting
- Collaborative Shared Patient Record
- Care Guidelines Publisher
- Visit Reduction Analytics
We’d love to give you a tour of the Web App to show you what it can do. Contact us today.
Once a contract is a signed, CMT works with your Information Technology department to get EDIE up-and-running in a standard implementation in just a few weeks. The EDIE interface engine take the burden off your IT department and minimizes the time and effort they need to spend to integrate EDIE with your EHR.
CMT supports direct integration with any HL7 standards-compliant interface engine or EHR. We’ve never met an EHR we couldn’t connect to, and have worked with everything from Epic to Cerner to NextGen.
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