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L.A. County-based public health information exchange enables sharing of patient records between safety net providers for care coordination

 

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 20, 2017 Glendale Adventist Medical Center and White Memorial Medical Center are partnering with Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES) to deliver better, more efficient health care to the communities they serve. Through the collaboration, the hospitals executed a contract with LANES to support secure information exchange between hospitals, community-based clinics, and health plans in Los Angeles to support better care coordination – with special emphasis on underserved populations.

Beth Zachary, President of the Southern California Region of Adventist Health commented, Adventist Health is committed to improving the health of the populations we serve.   LANES provides the technical framework to support improved access to information to support high quality cost effective care.  We are excited about the opportunity to join this network to further our mission within our communities.”

As a system, Adventist Health has an ambitious strategy to positively transform the health experience and outcomes of all its communities. To be most successful, the system must align local work with organizations such as LANES to achieve the best clarity, efficiency and accountability through shared processes and tools. This journey to align with LANES around a shared goal will better serve communities through better care coordination.

Anish Mahajan, MD, Board Chair of LANES commented, “To enable coordinated and high quality care for patients in the safety net, doctors and nurses from different clinics and hospitals need easy access to each other’s medical records. LANES health information exchange is a community-based solution that helps integrate care among diverse providers and health plans in Los Angeles County. We are thrilled to welcome Glendale Adventist and White Memorial Medical Centers into LANES.”

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Glendale Adventist Medical Center and White Memorial Medical Center are part of Adventist Health. Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Visit www.AdventistHealth.org for more information.

Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services (LANES) seeks to make personal health information available safely and securely, when and where it is needed for patient care and care coordination. The mission of LANES is to improve health care delivery by providing a platform that enables cost-effective and secure electronic exchange of patient medical records among public and private health care providers and plans in L.A. County. Visit www.lanesla.org for more information.

Media Contact: Alicia Gonzalez, (818) 800-3113