UC Davis Health is an academic medical center located near Sacramento, California, with 627 beds, 78,000 ED visits per year, and $2.6 billion in revenue (2017). The health system shares an EHR (Epic) with Marshall Medical Center.
HealthShare is used to deliver an integrated solution providing clinical access to discrete data with external linking (in context) within the EHR’s frame. Prior to the implementation of their new solution, UC Davis Health received inbound genomics reports in formats (paper and fax) that had to be scanned in, which led to delays in making the information available to clinicians. In addition, the reports were sometimes not visible or easy to locate, rendering them obsolete for direct patient care and planning.
The health system partnered with J2 to create a solution that brings these reports into HealthShare and displays them within Epic, making the information real-time, visible, and useful for clinicians.
In UC Davis Health’s move toward precision medicine, the older process of scanning documents into Epic’s Media tab did not feel “precise.” The data was not searchable and was not in clinicians’ line of sight as they were treating patients. The new solution not only supports this specific use case for genomic reports but also provides a multi-use portal that can be used for other projects in the future to work with data through HL7, IHE profiles, FHIR R4, or other document or data types.
J2 has also provided UC Davis with staff augmentation to assist its integration team with a number of Ensemble (now Health Connect) and Epic Bridges projects related to their Epic Practice Management implementation. Our dedicated integration-architect designed and developed numerous interfaces, including ADT, lab orders, results, and billing feeds, to support complex integration workflows between the Epic EMR, Meditech Lab, and Atlas LabWorks. J2’s responsibilities also included extensive testing of ADT interfaces for a variety of systems, and development of solutions to problems encountered during testing, in support of critical system go-lives.