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GLHC – Long Term Care & Home Health Oasis & MDS Standardization

Long Term Care (LTC), Post-Acute (PAC), and Home Health (HHC) stakeholders have the need to share clinical patient data across the care continuum. The challenge that exists today is that LTC, PAC, and HHC electronic medical record systems “speak a different language” from the standard in acute and ambulatory care. Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) in Grand Rapids, MI has developed a scalable, repeatable process to convert the LTC Minimum Data Set (MDS) files and the HHC Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) file format to a standard that is easily consumed and stored in GLHC’s community health record (known as the Virtual Integrated Patient record or VIPR). GLHC creates HL7 Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) messages and Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) from the LTC, PAC and HHC data. This information can then be seamlessly shared across the continuum of care.  
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Project Tags
  • 360X
  • ADT
  • care plan
  • CCD
  • CHR
  • Community Record
  • HL7
  • Home Health
  • Long Term Care
  • LTC
  • MDS
  • Minimum Data Set
  • Outcome and Assessment Information Set
  • SNF
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Project is expected to go live in July 2016.