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Automating Secure Health Processes Online

Integrating Electronic Health Record (EHR) or EMR (Electronic Medical Records) systems with a HIPAA complaint website opens up many possibilities. It can allow patients to schedule their own appointments, view lab results, get information on their prescriptions,  request refills on those prescriptions, ask questions of the doctor and pay their own bills online, just to name a few. It allows for better patient care, cost savings and increased efficiency, better coordination between medical service providers and greater patient participation in their own care. If you've come here to learn about EHR integration, you may very well have an idea that will leverage this technology in a brand new way that could fundamentally change your business or even the lives of your customers.

At Clarity, delivering HIPAA compliant sites is a point of pride. One Client is using an Epic EHR integration to help keep track of medical instruments in the operating room, ensuring medical instruments, sponges and the like are removed before closing the patient up. More than $33B a year in malpractice suits is paid out each year from surgeons leaving items in a patient after an operation. It's no exaggeration to say that this integration could save lives. They were even awarded a patent on our solution, along with their FDA and UL certifications. We're not saying that an EMR integration will save you $33B, but it will dramatically improve your ability to provide quality healthcare services to your patients.

The Platform Needed for integration

Introducing Clarity Connect™

There are several different APIs (i.e. FHIR, Unity, etc.) that are used by the various EHR systems, and Clarity Connect was designed to integrate with them all. Connect is an agnostic middleware integration solution, sometimes referred to as an ETL, that speaks the language of the EHR API and translates information to and from HL7-HL7-v2 for the various end points as the data is being pushed into and pulled from the EHR. Connect stores the relevant data until it receives confirmation that it has been successfully transferred to its end point, then clears its cache. This queuing function, ensures that there is no data loss as the communication between the doctor-patient portal and the EHR happens.

Here is a list of typical information that can be shared via a Clarity integration:

  • Patients can log in to view and pay their bills
  • Patients can view available appointment times to schedule an appointment
  • Access to medical records, lab results, doctor's notes
  • List of prescriptions, prescription details and ability to request refills
  • Initiate a phone call or Telemed session with the Doctor's office
  • Share patient information with a Specialist when referred
  • Update-upload their own patient records
  • Download and print medical receipts for tax purposes
  • Meet the Medicare-Medicaid requirement for information sharing
  • Much, Much More...
Secure integration - Communication

HIPAA-compliant Security

The purpose of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) compliance is to set out the guidelines that dictate your responsibility in protecting the healthcare data of your patients. Protecting sensitive patient data, often referred to as PHI (Patient Healthcare Information), is paramount to any EHR integration. There are many different levels of HIPAA and as you add additional features and patient data to your integration, the requirements to protect and handle that data change.

Clarity's been designing and building HIPAA compliant portals for more than 13 years, and can help you navigate those requirements, to ensure you're taking all the required precautions to be HIPAA compliant. Any data transfer that occurs through Clarity Connect is encrypted using SSL. All data at rest is encrypted in the database, and finally, if PHI is allowed to be edited, there needs to be an additional level of encrypted logging, recording which users changed what information, when (i.e. Dr. Bob changed Bill's Diabetes from Type I to Type II yesterday at 3:01pm, etc.).

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HIPAA Development Experience

Clarity has a wealth of experience developing HIPAA complaint sites, having successfully designed and launched more than 250 medical websites, portals and mobile apps, and if you are looking at an EHR integration, HIPAA compliance is likely to be required. Let Clarity help guide you through the process of planning a compliant portal and build the necessary safeguards into your project, so that you and your patients can be rest assured that their information is safe.

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Clarity's been designing and building HIPAA compliant portals for more than 13 years
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