HealthSplash creates ‘highway’ for data

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Friday, September 25, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – HealthSplash is conducting pilots with TennCare, the Medicaid program for Tennessee, and others to deliver data from wearable devices, like blood glucose and blood pressure levels, directly into patient medical records. 

The company is also working with BioTel to deliver data from heart monitoring devices into medical records. 

“What is one of the biggest sources of tension with EHRs for providers,” said Abby Rieb, chief marketing officer for HealthSplash. “My guess is having the right medical records for substantiation for claims and/or getting the right information for referrals quickly. We’re leading by example, here, by allowing download on demand from wearables. It’s a lead-in into talking about solving some of those bigger problems.” 

Rieb describes HealthSplash as a platform that can “inject” itself into EHRs and serves as a “highway” that allows physicians to go back and forth between solutions. 

HealthSplash is also working with a large communications network to allow physicians to initiate telehealth conferences directly from an EHR, a capability that should be live in August. 

“They can trigger that interaction, whether they’re in Allscripts or any other certified EHR,” said Brett Blackman, CEO and founder of HealthSplash. 

It’s appropriate that these developments are ready, after three years in development, at around the same time that Blackman has been nominated chairman of the Directory Policy Workgroup for Direct Trust, a nonprofit organization that manages interoperability for all EHRs. 

“The original purpose of the meaningful use standards was the transition of care from a hospital to a skilled-nursing facility, or from a PCP to a specialist in a hospital,” Blackman said. “What we’ve developed is the next best-use case for the standard.” 

What’s next for HealthSplash? A solution to provide pre-authorizations for medical devices through EHRs. 

“We have a little ways to go to educate the community on that one, but it’s one of the policies we’re pushing next,” Blackman said. “It kind of works how they do testing for Amber Alerts. It tests every health information exchange endpoint in the country at the provider level to make sure everything is transmitting properly and to verify workflows.”