The integration will help bridge the gap between eye care and primary care for thousands of practices across the country
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., and BOISE, Idaho. Feb. 20 2020 – Kno2®, the company that provides interoperability as a service to everyone in healthcare, and Eyefinity®, a VSP Global® company and industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software, today announced they have developed a seamless integration experience between vision care practices and electronic health record platforms in the larger medical ecosystem.
This strategic partnership will enable providers connectivity to patient records through streamlined workflows and networks, facilitating more effective communication and consumption of patient information. The patient attribution will be acquired by either directed referral from a primary care physician or through query based on patient’s identified care provider. Additionally, it will also increase efficiencies by mirroring the existing clinical workflow and streamlining the referral process.
“Given the importance of comprehensive eye care to overall preventative health, Eyefinity is committed to providing a platform that facilitates the coordination of care between eye care and medical professionals to drive improved outcomes for their patients,” said Charlie Biegel, vice president and chief operating officer for Eyefinity. “The integration with Kno2 delivers on our commitment of expanding access for eye care providers using our EHR solutions.”
With the Kno2: Interoperability as a Service™, Eyefinity can provide a competitive edge for doctors. Kno2’s interoperability platform will be integrated with Eyefinity EHR and ExamWRITER will provide access to providers via cloud faxing, Direct secure messaging (supported by the DirectTrust™ framework), patient information query for providers live on Carequality, including those connected through CommonWell Health Alliance®, patient care networks (referrals, ACOs, HIEs)— all guided by connectivity assessments and analytics.
Kno2 continues to focus within areas of the care continuum that expand interoperability and access to providers that are underserved. Vision health providers play a major role in identifying and coordinating patient care around many chronic diseases. The work being done around diabetes is a great example of how connected providers, sharing information electronically, can better serve a large community of chronically ill patients,” said Jon Elwell, chief executive officer at Kno2. “We are excited to partner with Eyefinity and are looking forward to improving interoperability for this key segment of healthcare.”
About VSP Global
VSP Global is a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. Our industry-leading businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for nearly 90 million members through a network of over 40,000 doctors worldwide; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high-quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services, providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software; VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels, and VSP® Ventures, which offers care-focused, customized choices for doctors looking to transition their practice.