Information Technology

One of the essential attributes of an effective Integrated Delivery System is connection through Advanced Information technology.

The current fragmented Health Information Technology (HIT) systems in the FLPPS region was clearly demonstrated through a 2015 FLPPS IT Capabilities Surveys. The results indicated 33 different electronic medical record systems (EMR) are employed by various organizations, three Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIO) provide services to different segments of the region, and 60% of the regional providers do not participate in their respective RHIOs.

To support a healthy IDS, the FLPPS IT Team, advised by an IT committee, is pursuing four main tracts as they build the IDS. The tracts include:

Digitization of the Clinical Delivery System

Digitization of the clinical delivery system will lead to interoperability and integration across provider types. In order to achieve this objective, the DSRIP program requires that by 2018 all eligible providers in the FLPPS network must achieve:

  • EHR and/or Care Management Implementation (based on provider type)
  • Stage II Meaningful Use (limited to Safety Net PCPs)
  • PCMH Level 3 (2014) and/or Advanced Primary Care recognition (limited to Safety Net PCPs)
  • Interoperability with Rochester RHIO and FLPPS

As clinical providers digitize their systems, a supplemental IT integration system will be established for smaller CBO partners to provide important information about the social determinants of health which support clinical health.

Connectivity with the Rochester RHIO

Once each Partner is digitized, we must then integrate each system with the Rochester RHIO which will be the hub for bidirectional information exchange.

Care Coordination

This data integration will help to support collaboration with regional Health Homes, Accountable Care Organizations, and Independent Physician Associations to support care coordination and patient engagement.

Population Health Analytics

In order to effectively impact health outcomes aggregation and stratification of both clinical & non-clinical (social determinants of health) information is imperative. Once this information is gathered into a consolidated data warehouse, FLLPS will be able to identify gaps in care across the network by implementing a population health and analytics platform.

The strategic planning and implementation of each IT initiative is guided by the FLPPS IT Committee and operationalized by the FLPPS Central IT team.