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Health Info Exchange Opportunity for Nursing Homes

Audacious Inquiry (Ai), a health information technology firm, is offering to connect with LeadingAge Minnesota nursing home members about a funding opportunity available until Sept. 30 relating to health information exchange.

In collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Ai is delivering an Encounter Alert Service (MN EAS) to help support interoperability across the care continuum in Minnesota. MN EAS enables providers throughout the state to receive patient encounter alerts for individuals who have been admitted to, discharged, or transferred from an EAS-participating hospital, emergency department, long-term care facility, or other provider organization in real-time.

These alerts aim to help achieve better outcomes and care transitions for patients by facilitating the electronic exchange of clinical data between providers and supporting real-time care coordination. Participation is voluntary, and about 100 nursing homes are currently connected to the network, as are nearly all hospitals in Minnesota.

Ai hosted a webinar for LeadingAge MN members earlier this year to describe the EAS. Their team remains available to share information and answer questions about how nursing homes might use and benefit from the system.  There is funding available through Sept. 30 to cover participation costs in the MN EAS–specifically, installation and two years of service fees–for nursing homes interested.

If you’d like to learn more, please contact Nick Regier with Audacious Inquiry at 651-302-4825 or by email at nregier@ainq.com.

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