DISPO

Developing Integrated Systems In Physician Organizations -- A Subcommittee of the PHO

Mission

To work towards an improved integrated patient care delivery system where patient information flows easily between different specialties, ancillary testing and the hospital and where relationships are established between practice management to reduce duplication of efforts and share information within the Health Partners of New Hampshire, Inc., medical community.

Objectives

  • Develop usable electronic formats that allow medical information to flow between practices and the hospital
  • Promote a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Hold quality of care to a high standard across all practices and specialties
  • Establish appropriate access to physicians in all specialties
  • Design and manage systems to support community-wide clinical initiatives
  • Integrate population management IT-related data into PHO efforts to improve population health.
  • Conduct regular and open discussion of future plans on how the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital medical community can improve the coordination of patient care between specialties and the hospital

NOVO Innovations

Healthcare information exchange continues to challenge the healthcare community for a number of reasons including:

  • Privacy and security
  • Physician adoption
  • Lack of standards
  • Lack of a sustainable business model
  • Large number and variety of disparate systems
  • Need to integrate paper-based systems
  • Focus on data aggregation
  • Data management
  • Patient matching/identification challenges

 

NOVO Innovations is a platform that exchanges information between healthcare settings regardless of the level of automation each setting employs. There are three basic levels of automation a practice can have. They are:

  • No EMR - The practice has a paper-based medical record. This system replaces faxing and gives practices more control of the information they receive.
  • Document Imaging - The practice has a computerized medical record using scanning or digitized images to create a legal medical record. They can move image files directly into their imaging system.
  • Full EMR - The practice has a full electronic medical record with discreet data elements and interface capabilities to foreign systems.

 

The NOVO Innovations application can currently offer the following information to PHO members:

  • Result and reports delivery
  • Face sheet rendering

 

The PHO is implementing and upgrading other applications in order to offer the following support to PHO members:

  • Orders
  • Other reports - Any other document to be exchanged either between Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and the practice or vice versa such as referral and consult reporting, pre-natal reports, H&Ps and medication lists

There is no limit to the number of PHO member practices that can participate in this initiative. For additional information on NOVO Innovations or to implement NOVO Innovations, please contact the Information Systems Department at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital at (603) 740-2104.

Committee Membership

Michelle Hargrove

Dover Women's Health

(603) 742-2424

 

Norman Heine

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

(603) 740-2890

 

David Hutton

Atlantic Digestive Specialists

(603) 841-1302

 

Robert Kay

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

(603) 609-6934

 

Juliana Plante

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

(603) 740-6539

 

Sharlene Poitras

Goodwin Community Health

(603) 516-2569

Jeffrey Pollock

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

(603) 740-2104

 

Joe Paolini

Global Network Systems, Inc.

(603) 430-2000

 

Tracey Simmers

Garrison Women’s Health Center

(603) 742-0101

 

Peter Smith

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

(603) 740-2408

 

Ellen Wood

Seacoast General Surgery

(603) 749-2266

A Clinically Integrated Physician Hospital Organization Serving the Seacoast