Practice Pro and Kno2 partner to deliver interoperability across outpatient therapy

Aug. 16, 2019
Partnership supports seamless exchange of clinical data and patient health information with providers and referral sources

Practice Pro, a developer of therapy practice management software designed for the needs of outpatient therapy providers, and Interoperability server Kno2, have announced a partnership that will provide physical and occupational therapist practices with a fully interoperable healthcare solution.

Kno2’s Interoperability as a Service (IaaS) will be integrated into the Practice Pro cloud-based EMR and practice management system, enabling physical and occupational practices to seamlessly exchange clinical data and patient health information (PHI) with providers and referral sources across healthcare.

“With interoperability such an important aspect of MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) compliance, hospitals must be able to send referrals to physical therapy providers via a secure method in order for them to be eligible to receive the maximum amount of payment from Medicare,” said Sanjay Patel, Founder and CEO of Practice Pro in a news release. 

Kno2 says its IaaS enables access to providers via cloud faxing, Direct secure messaging, patient information query and patient care networks (referrals, ACOs, HIEs) guided by connectivity assessments and analytics. Designed specifically for outpatient therapy services, the integration of the Kno2 interoperability platform into Practice Pro workflows improves the efficiency of secure data exchange and streamlines the content transmission process by allowing practices to send, receive, find and use any content - from C-CDA, unstructured data, PDF, images, etc. -while in turn absorbing that content directly into the patient record.

“Enabling interoperability at every step of the care continuum is critical to delivering the high level of coordinated care that every patient deserves,” added Kno2 CEO, Jon Elwell. “With many of the bundled payments and risk-sharing arrangements in play, hospitals and health systems prefer to work with care providers who use standards defined by the healthcare industry for the secure exchange of patient data, especially for transitions of care and referrals.”