The North Dakota Health Information Network is the platform used as North Dakota’s statewide health information exchange (HIE). This service provides appropriate access to a patient’s consolidated health record at the point of care via the Clinical Portal or Single Sign On from a facility's electronic health record (EHR). The health record includes allergies, medications, labs, radiology, and other transcribed documents.
Direct Secure Messaging (DSM) - Communicate
Doctors can send structured and unstructured information and medical files such as lab reports, consults, results and more to other doctors through this secure email system. It’s also beneficial to patients and doctors who don’t have information exchange services readily available. It is a safe way of sharing protected health information to trusted recipients, while maintaining privacy and confidentiality.
Electronic Public Health Reporting
NDHIN assists over 40 hospitals and approximately 49 clinics with required reporting to the ND Department of Health allowing for successful participation in federal interoperability and quality programs.
The types of data routing include:
▪Bidirectional connectivity to the ND Immunization Registry (NDIIS) and collection of vaccination data about all NorthDakotans viewable to users in the clinical portal displaying both an immunization record as well as a forecast.
▪NDHIN assists in monitoring Syndromic Surveillance from ADT (Admission, Discharge, Transfer) feeds and routes tothe ND Department of Health and to CDC for outbreak monitoring.
▪NDHIN routes lab data for Reportable Diseases to the ND Department of Health, manages test orders coming into thestate laboratory and results going back out to the ordering facility via an HL7 interface with the ability to import theinformation into an EHR.
▪NDHIN abstracts data from EHRs and routes it to the ND Autism Registry eliminating the need for a manualsecondary entry of information.
▪NDHIN allows a user to query from within the portal to the Provider Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)without having to go through another application.
North Dakota Newborn Screening (NBS) Program
NDHIN launched a module that supports long-term follow-up services for children diagnosed with genetic and metabolic disorders. Enrollment into the program is triggered by confirmed positive results to lab tests performed at birth. The Newborn Screening Long-term Follow-up (LTFU) program documents are now available in the Patient Summary in the Newborn Screening folder for Primary Providers and Nurses. These documents include an initial assessment and quarterly follow-up LTFU checks.
Electronic Case Reporting (eCR)
Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) will automate public health case reporting by automatically generating and transmitting case reports from Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to public health agencies for further investigation, rather than manually reporting. The electronic case report captures critical clinical and demographic patient data not included in laboratory reports submitted to public health.