Fort Worth, TX (April 29, 2011) – Sandlot, LLC, an innovative healthcare solutions company founded by practicing physicians, and Driscoll Children’s Health Plan, announced today that Sandlot has been chosen to implement its health information exchange (HIE) technology throughout the Driscoll healthcare community. Driscoll Children’s Health Plan is a licensed HMO in Texas that provides healthcare services to children in the Coastal Bend region.
Sandlot’s HIE, SandlotConnect®, will streamline data sharing between pediatric practices, Driscoll Children’s Hospital and Driscoll Children’s Health Plan, allowing Driscoll to enhance patient care and be positioned for anticipated changes in the healthcare delivery model. “Integrating the Driscoll healthcare delivery system will allow us to improve our model of patient care, enhance physician collaboration, and overall improve patient and physician satisfaction within our community,” says Chief Executive Officer Mary Dale Peterson. “Based on our vision to improve patient care coordination, Sandlot was the best fit for the needs of our physicians and patients.”
This new partnership with Driscoll Children’s Health Plan will incorporate products and services offered by Sandlot, including:
- Physician access to patient-specific, community wide clinical data at the point-of-care
- Implementation, training, and adoption services for physicians and staff
- System Integration Services for EncounterPro EMR, EpicCare EMR, and multiple laboratory and radiology systems
- Patient matching services to resolve integration discrepancies
- Help desk services for technical and end user support
“We are pleased to partner with Driscoll Children’s Health Plan to improve their model of patient care, and put them in a better position to align themselves for future Accountable Care Organization opportunities,” says Telly Shackelford, Sandlot Chief Executive Officer. “SandlotConnect will help Driscoll’s affiliated physicians and other healthcare providers make more informed clinical decisions at the time and place of care.”
About Driscoll Children’s Health Plan
Driscoll Children’s Health System has been serving the healthcare needs of South Texas children for more than 50 years. Driscoll Children’s Health Plan is a licensed HMO in Texas that helps provide healthcare services to children in the Coastal Bend region. The Corpus Christi-based insurance company currently offers low cost health insurance for families with children.
About Sandlot LLC
Based in Fort Worth, TX, Sandlot, LLC is an innovative healthcare solutions company founded by practicing physicians who pursue ways to make better clinical decisions at the point-of-care and collectively share clinical information. Sandlot focuses on advancing healthcare by using technology, process and people working together. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP). The company’s innovative HIE, SandlotConnect®, launched in 2008, is based on Lawson Enterprise Exchange Technology and is currently interoperable with many of the market’s leading EHR systems, including Allscripts, NextGen, and eClinicalWorks. For more information, visit www.sandlotsolutions.com.