Program Bulletin #95 – March 14, 2017

Study Shows HIE Use Leads to Shorter Lengths of Hospital Stay and Lowers Chance of ED Readmission According to a study done by HealthlinkNY, finds that use of the exchange reduced the patient’s length of stay both in the ED and inpatient stay. Furthermore, the report, which examined 86,000 encounters at hospital EDs with access [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #94 – March 8, 2017

  South Dakota Health Link Receives Grant   South Dakota Health Link (SDHL) has recently been awarded a grant to continue to provide our Clinical Engagement services to Health Link members at no cost.  This grant also will be utilized to increase utilization of Clinical Event Notifications and Point of Care Exchange service for public [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #91 – October 24, 2016

  Thank You for Attending!   On behalf of South Dakota Health Link, we want to thank you for attending the Third Annual South Dakota Health Link Fall Forum. We had great attendance and believe everyone left with a greater knowledge of South Dakota Health Link. The primary goal of this conference was to bring together [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #89 – October 13, 2016

  9:00-9:30              Welcome/Opening Remarks 9:30-10:30           Keynote Address: B. Vindell Washington, MD, MHCM, FACEP, National Coordinator of Health Information Technology 10:30-10:45         South Dakota Health Link Update 11:00-Noon        Clinical Engagement Program “Unleash the Power of Clinical Connections: 12:20-12:40         “Syndromic Surveillance for Clinical Practice and the Public Health Partnership” 1:00-1:45              Privacy, Security, Architecture “Bridging the Chasm from HIE [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #88 – October 11, 2016

Fall Forum Speaker Lineup B.Vindell Washington, MD, MHCM, FACEP; National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Vindell Washington is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and provides high-level executive direction and leadership for ONC programs, operations, and policies and advances key Administration initiatives, such as delivery system reform, the Precision Medicine Initiative, and [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #87 – October 6, 2016

Clinical Engagement Program: 11:00-Noon “Unleash the Power of Clinical Connections” Kelly Lloyd, Senior Clinical Consultant for Medicity Stacie Davis, RN, BSN; Clinical Engagement Consultant for SD Health Link Holly Arends, CHSP; CEO for Quality Consulting At SD Health link we understand that adoption of new technology is a challenge, without proper analysis and understanding of [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #86 – October 4, 2016

Fall Forum Speaker Lineup Jay Compton, Chief Technology Officer for Medicity Jay Compton has focused on new product development and technology innovation along with a vast spectrum of technology during his career, which has spanning development, operations, product management and design. As the Chief Technology Officer for Medicity, Jay brings his passion and skills to [Read more…]

Program Bulletin #85 – September 29, 2016

Syndromic Surveillance: 12:20-12:40 “Syndromic Surveillance for Clinical Practice and the Public Health Partnership” Nick Hill, MPH; Disease Surveillance Manager As we partner together to create opportunity amidst the reform and technology landscape, it is critical that we embrace new technology patterns and architectures to succeed. At the same time, this journey must be carefully mapped [Read more…]