LSMS Announces Launch of HealthSYNC of Louisiana
Connecting for Better Care with New Statewide Health Information Exchange
BATON ROUGE – On Jan. 26, the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) announced the launch of HealthSYNC of Louisiana, a physician-led health information exchange (HIE), and the appointment of an HIE advisory committee to oversee implementation in Louisiana.
A statement release about the program said HealthSYNC of Louisiana encompasses an interoperable health information exchange, as well as a patient health portal, extensive data analytics tools, and population health solutions. The technology is already successfully operating in Kansas, with similar efforts under development in Georgia, South Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey and Missouri.
As a statewide health information network, HealthSYNC allows connected physicians and hospitals to share patient information, extract powerful analytic reports designed to help improve patient encounters and clinical outcomes, and assist physicians as they transition to new models of health care delivery, quality reporting, and performance-based payments.
“Participating physicians will be able to access patients’ medical information from any location to aid in the elimination of duplicative testing, and ultimately improve delivery of care,” said Jeff Williams, LSMS executive vice president and CEO, in the statement about the launch.
“From the patient perspective, and most importantly, HealthSYNC of Louisiana will provide the right health information in the right place at the right time, to support the patient-physician relationship which is at the heart of good medical care,” added Williams.
Members of the HIE advisory committee include: Lance Templeton, MD, chair, Alexandria – urology; Brian Gamborg, MD, Lake Charles –family medicine; Nick Viviano, MD, Madeville – dermatology; Paul Perkowski, MD, Baton Rouge – vascular surgery; Susan Bankston, MD, Baton Rouge – pediatrics and LSMS president; Lauren Bailey, LSMS vice president legal affairs; and Jeff Williams, LSMS executive vice president and CEO.
About HealthSYNC of Louisiana
The Louisiana State Medical Society recently announced a new partnership with KaMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) in support of their mission to improve the health of Louisiana through both interoperability and transformative data analytics. HealthSYNC of Louisiana will allow connected physicians to share patient information while employing powerful analytic reports designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety.
Established in 1878, the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) serves as the trusted advocate for physicians in the state of Louisiana. The LSMS aims to promote excellence in the practice of medicine and is the largest voluntary physician organization in the state, representing all specialties. KHS is a physician-led subsidiary of the Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company, KaMMCO, a medical professional liability insurer affiliated with the Kansas Medical Society.