While New York claims to be the city that never sleeps, NJII’s Healthcare Delivery Systems iLab doesn’t seem to be getting much shuteye either thanks to a steady delivery of new, innovative programs.
As the official partner of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) for the New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN), NJII has made great strides in promoting interoperability (the ability to share medical information safely among providers) throughout the state. NJHIN provides a secure infrastructure for the exchange of patient data, which ultimately enables better patient care, reduces unnecessary testing, and lowers the cost of healthcare for everyone involved. Currently, 69 out of the 71 hospitals in the state are now linked to NJHIN!
The iLabs’s Garden Practice Transformation Network was created through a federal grant with the goal of improving healthcare by helping physicians, practices, and hospitals deliver value-based care to their patient populations. Garden PTN has been recognized as a top five PTN (out of 29 nationally) and was presented with the “2018 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), National Expert Panel Challenge Coin Award” for exemplary practice performance. Garden PTN has already achieved more than $166 million of its promised $155 million in cost savings for the CMS. The iLab’s coaching staff has worked closely with clinicians and their teams on ways to improve the health of more than 1 million chronically ill patients through workflow improvements, transitional care management plans, and patient engagement and education.
Enter MiQlave. MiQlave is a secure, cloud-based, proprietary smartphone application developed by Healthcare Innovation Solutions, Inc. This app allows users to record, track, and share their basic health information such as weight, blood pressure, BMI, and other baseline health statistics. NJII debuted MiQlave at their first ever Pop Up Health event, enabling attendees who don’t have electronic health records or a regular primary care provider to store and share their health information with clinicians.