Brightree® to Showcase Interoperability with Next Generation Patient Experience at HIMSS

Demonstration in collaboration with CommonWell, Cerner to show a patient’s care transition from acute to home care to primary care

During next week’s HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., Brightree®, a leading provider of cloud-based software to improve clinical and business performance of post-acute care companies, will join CommonWell Health Alliance®, a not-for-profit trade association focused on fostering nationwide health data exchange, and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to demonstrate an innovative, person-centric interoperability experience.

The demonstration will take place at booth #9000 during the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase: Where IT Connects Everything. The Interoperability Showcase is a premier experience for HIMSS attendees that demonstrates health information technology data exchange through production-ready standards, on:

  • Monday, Feb. 20, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Brightree, a Contributor Member of CommonWell Health Alliance, will be part of the CommonWell Care Transitions use case demonstration, where attendees will follow a hypothetical healthcare patient (named Gloria) with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The demonstration will show the process of her care transition from acute to home care to primary care using Direct Secure Messaging and CommonWell Health Alliance interoperability services.

“The future of healthcare and value-based reimbursement requires patient-centric interoperability,” said Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance. “To optimize care delivery, we must get the data to follow the patient. As our first post-acute focused vendor, Brightree has championed use case extensions to bring this level of interoperability to post-acute providers. By connecting to the CommonWell network, Brightree will enable access to thousands of health care delivery sites and millions of patient records on behalf of its providers. This is a game-changer for post-acute care delivery and patients who are being treated in the post-acute space.”

Brightree will demonstrate how its solutions and services are integrated into the system of care by using direct secure messaging of clinical information to initiate a referral and CommonWell network services to augment the referral and supply insight to the patient’s other care providers.

“This demonstration will showcase how interoperability is turning a patient’s experience into a smooth transition of care,” said Gary Bartlett, Brightree product manager, interoperability. “Improving how information is recorded, sent and received improves patient outcomes, which is important for the patient and for the provider as the industry shifts to a value-based reimbursement model.”

Brightree represents one part of the patient’s three-part interoperability journey, which includes acute and ambulatory care settings represented by Cerner, a Founding Member of CommonWell. The organizations will show attendees how they connect and work together at different areas of the health care continuum to help a patient through various stages of disease management.

“Each step utilizes the power of interoperability to show how we can work together to improve patient care,” said Nick Knowlton, Brightree vice president, business development. “We are thrilled to be working with these organizations to help improve care transitions and demonstrate the overall value proposition to the post-acute and broader healthcare world.”

Also at HIMSS, Brightree CEO Matt Mellott will be featured on CommonWell TV on Feb. 21, where he will share his insight on interoperability, the healthcare industry, the company’s partnership with CommonWell and other topics. “We strive to provide our customers with the best tools possible to care for their patients, and we are excited to demonstrate our interoperability solutions to the health care industry,” said Mellott.