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EMDI- Brightree Interoperability Pilot

Organization: Brightree POC: Nick Knowlton, VP; Gary Bartlett, Product Manager- Interoperability Pilot Goal: To enable these interoperability services in our HME/DME and Home Health & Hospice product lines for the benefit of our providers and their patients. We have been live with specific subsets of the use cases since 2016. 
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Project Tags
  • CMS
  • Completed Pilots
  • DME
  • EHR
  • EMDI
  • Epic
  • HHA
  • interoperability
  • post-acute
  • Provider-to-Provider
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Project Results
We had three major goals –

1) demonstrate that physicians would order HME products and services just as they order other planned follow-ups for their patients: 
2) demonstrate that the information could automatically flow to the HME providers; and 
3) show that the solution could scale well.

We successfully achieved the goals of the pilot. We found that referring physicians would use and retain usage of the system, we found that Epic would help their customers and the HME industry through strong collaboration, and we found that customers experienced several benefits.