Skip to main content

Clarity Health Solutions and the Integrated Assessment Record (IAR)

As most Healthcare professionals are aware, the Community Care Information Solutions Group has been busy working on a provincial solution to manage and maintain the Integrated Assessment Record.

The purpose of the IAR, as it is called, is an initiative within CCIM to allow assessment information to be viewed by health service providers in a secure manner. It can be used to access and view assessment information which is centrally located at a Health Information Network Provider (HINP) identified by the LHIN Steering Committee.


The IAR repository, being a central repository of collected data, is a means to share assessments across Community Mental Health organizations, Hospital Emergency departments, Primary-Care and Hospital Mental Health in-patient teams. This is done in order to provide improved quality care ...

Consulting Cadre was one of the first vendors to jump on to the idea of the IAR repository by working with the IAR team and integrating the necessary behaviour and requirements into the Clarity Healthcare Solutions (CHS) family of products - CCRS, NRRS, MHRS and HCRS.

At the time of writing this entry, the IAR team is concentrating only on the sharing of MHRS assessments. CHS has been modified to adhere to the IAR team's requirements , has been unit-tested by CHS developers, and is currently ready and waiting for general Vendor Acceptance Testing to begin in October with the IAR team. Once Consulting Cadre passes this acceptance testing - the CHS-IAR solution can and will be rolled out to our customers in the effected LHINs for deployment.

There has been discussion with the IAR team that this level of provincial shared assessment repositories will be potentially utlitized in the future for other Healthcare domains such as CCRS, NRRS and HCRS ...

Stay tuned for updates ...

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Company Name Change to Clarity Health Inc.(https://ClarityHealth.ca)

My career began as a co-op student at the University of Waterloo . My first professional job was with Algoma Steel , an illustrious company in Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario. The job started in January 1980, working for the MIS department in their Database Administration group. Winter in the Sault are legendary, for those of you who don't know where Sault Ste. Marie I welcome you to look it up and see the winter temperatures. The company, the people and the job experience was great, and I was pleased and happy to be asked to return for a second work-term the following year, this time in the fall a glorious time to be in Algoma and experience the fall colours of Agawa Canyon . Following this wonderful experience my next company job was with Canada Trust in their IT Headquarters in London, Ontario. Further south, and again a great company, exceptional professionals and fulfilling job roles for a student yet to complete his degree. I worked with the credit card processing, mortgages a

Healthcare in Ontario; A Call to Action

Call To Action , an article by Nan Brooks published in Longwoods eLetter March 1, 2012 John Ronson, Will Falk and I have been having a public debate about the future role and structure of the healthcare system. While the discussion focused on the role of the Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs), concerns about the balance of power were also raised. The debate surrounded the balance of power between players in the system. Options to recalibrate the authority and responsibility within the system to increase sustainability, enhance access, and maximize quality were debated, particularly as it relates to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), the LHINS and the hospitals. Now the Minister of Health and Long Term Care, The Honorable Deb Matthews, has started to weigh in publicly on the topic. In her recent document “Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care: Better patient care through better value from our health care dollars” she outlined the plan to transform the heal

Clarity Health Journal at eHealth Interoperability Showcase

Once again we show our commitment to interoperability in healthcare by demonstrating Clarity Health Journal as part of this years eHealth Interoperability Showcase. In previous years we showed families managing diabetes using home devices and sharing result with physicians. This is always a very compelling scenario and one that may families dealing with chronic conditions can relate to. Come and join us at eHealth 2013 in Ottawa and view the demonstration of Clarity Health Journal. This year's scenario deals with home monitoring of COPD and Congestive heart failure. This are deceases that have high-complexity and require a team approach to manage a persons health at home. Clarity Health Journal will demonstrate how Homecare assessment, physician contact and home monitoring devices can be brought together with Health Links to help a family deal with these chronic conditions. In an every increasingly fragmented healthcare system the ability to provide Health Links is critical