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St. Bernards Healthcare Selects InteliChart to Streamline Patient-Provider Communication and Promote Health Information Exchange

Enterprise-wide patient portal connects patients and providers in both acute and ambulatory settings for the largest IDN in northeastern Arkansas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. & JONESBORO, ARK. – May 6, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) – InteliChart, a leading provider of patient engagement and health information exchange (HIE) technology, announced today that St. Bernards Healthcare, the largest healthcare integrated delivery network in northeastern Arkansas, has selected InteliChart’s Enterprise Patient Portal to deliver a single portal solution for its system of acute and ambulatory care facilities.

InteliChart’s Enterprise Patient Portal will integrate with the Meditech electronic health record (EHR) in St. Bernards acute care facilities and with up to eight different ambulatory EHR systems — including NextGen, Allscripts, Greenway and Aprima — in approximately 25-physician practices throughout the community.

“Our technology brings the convenience of a single portal solution to engage patients in their healthcare received in both acute and ambulatory settings, while providing the infrastructure for physician practices, hospitals, and healthcare systems to share data across a single platform,” said Gary Hamilton, CEO of InteliChart.

Single Patient Portal

“Having a consistent brand and patient experience across all of our ambulatory practices and hospitals is significant in shepherding our patients to actively engage in their healthcare. Furthermore, being able to share an aggregated clinical dataset with a patient and his or her entire care team will lead us towards our goals in optimizing our patient health outcomes”, said Chris B. Barber, St. Bernards Healthcare president and chief executive officer. “We chose InteliChart because they were able to integrate multiple EHR systems across the enterprise and community and deliver a single patient portal for our patients”.

The portal will provide patients with direct online access to their medical records, including test results, medications, visit summaries and discharge instructions. It will allow patients to update their healthcare information and communicate directly with their care team. The patient portal also will allow patients to request prescription refills, schedule appointments and pay bills. Enrollment in the patient portal will be easy with access available 24/7.

Patient Portal to HIE

InteliChart‘s Connected Health Platform delivers a seamless progression for an initial Enterprise Patient Portal to a full HIE solution for the enterprise and community. St. Bernards will leverage the infrastructure established with their patient portal deployment that includes all the necessary API, web services and interface connections with their acute and ambulatory EHRs, as well as InteliChart’s registry of aggregated and standardized clinical data. Deploying the InteliChart Patient Portal and InteliChart HIE on the same platform provides predictability for success and sustainability as information exchange evolves from patient to provider to patient and their entire care team throughout the enterprise and community.

“As patient care models, payment structures and mandated data reporting continue to evolve,” Hamilton said, “InteliChart’s HIE solution will provide a runway for future initiatives, including medical homes, bundled payments, population health management and innovative accountable care solutions. We look forward to working with St. Bernards to help them continue to achieve new milestones in connected healthcare to streamline workflow, boost revenue and improve patient care.”

About InteliChart

InteliChart is a leading provider of connected health solutions that facilitate patient engagement, health information exchange, and the coordination of patient care. The InteliChart platform is deployed by physician practices, hospitals, IDNs, and HIT vendors to provide a flexible technology infrastructure that enables the progression from secure patient communication/collaboration to data exchange and analysis as more organizations transition to value-based care and delegated risk management. The InteliChart patient portal is a 2014 ONC-certified EHR module for both inpatient and ambulatory domains, designed to deliver extensive EHR integration via its robust application programming interface (API). Industry leading EHR vendors continue to select InteliChart as their patient engagement platform, collectively representing more than 25,000 client organizations and more than 350,000 care providers. For more information, visit www.intelichart.com, follow us on Twitter @InteliChart and read our blog to see how patient portals can be a win/win for hospitals, physician practices and patients.

About St. Bernards Healthcare

St. Bernards Medical Center is the flagship facility of St. Bernards Healthcare, a corporation that includes a variety of health-related enterprises. The medical center is a 438-bed acute care medical center which offers comprehensive healthcare services and serves as a regional referral center for a 23-county area in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. It has been designated a Level III Trauma Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. St. Bernards Medical Center is the flagship facility of St. Bernards Healthcare, a corporation that includes a variety of health-related enterprises.