Eight dialysis facilities, along with their four EMR suppliers, participated in a CMS demonstration pilot to test NRAA's HIE solution. As the pilot comes to a close, the NRAA HIE for CROWNWeb is being opened up to other dialysis facilities and their electronic medical record vendors.
Four EMRs are currently certified for the NRAA HIE for CROWNWeb, and seven EMRs are currently in the process of becoming certified. Other EMR vendors are encouraged to also work with NRAA to become certified.
"Dialysis providers can get ready now by encouraging their EMR vendors to get certified to participate in the NRAA HIE for CROWNWeb," said Chow. "When use of CROWNWeb comes mandatory, we would like all dialysis facilities to have a faster, cost-effective way to submit data."
More information is available on the NRAA web site at www.nraa.org/hie.