Each PointClickCare facility must have a prerequisite “integration package” with space available in the package to integrate with GEHRIMED (or any third-party vendor in the PCC Marketplace). Ask your PointClickCare account manager if you have questions about your facility's integration capabilities.
Mutual integration interest must be established between your facility and a GEHRIMED user for the integration to move forward. The GEHRIMED provider group must submit an integration interest form to be added to the PCC integration project list, and your facility group must submit a Marketplace application.
A: First, your PointClickCare authorized representative must submit a Marketplace application for requested facilities. (Follow the steps in this quick reference guide to do so.) GPM will approve the application only if a GEHRIMED user has submitted an integration interest form for the requested facilities.
Next, PointClickCare works to establish the connection on their end, typically sending us an activation/rejection notice within 5 business days.
Once activated on PointClickCare’s end, a GEHRIMED user with PointClickCare access to your facility needs to validate their PointClickCare credentials for us to connect the integration to the group's unique GEHRIMED environment.
Only GEHRIMED users with PointClickCare credentials can use the integration.
PointClickCare integrations are established at the PointClickCare resident census level. We have found that most PointClickCare facilities keep nursing, skilled nursing, and assisted living residents on a single PointClickCare census while many GEHRIMED customers choose to separate their facilities in GEHRIMED by place of service. Due to this distinction, we often connect a single PointClickCare integration to multiple places of service in GEHRIMED.
Yes, GEHRIMED is an ONC-certified, HIPAA-compliant EHR platform that provides secure, cloud-based access to patient records. Frequent backups along with dual authentication and encryption factors protect against data loss or security breaches. The integrity of these features is maintained throughout its integration with PointClickCare.
Additionally, upon import of each PointClickCare resident into GEHRIMED, the user performing the import must attest to the following:
The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information at 45 CFT Parts 160 and 164 (the "Privacy Rules") took effect on April 14, 2003. In accordance with the Privacy Rules, Geriatric Practice Management, LLC ("GPM") has entered into a Business Associate Agreement with your organization and that GPM creates, receives, maintains or transmits Protected Health Information from or on behalf of your organization, which information is subject to protection under the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-191 ("HIPAA"), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, Title XIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "HITECH Act"), and related regulations promulgated by the Secretary ("HIPAA Regulations"). By accepting this patient's health information into GEHRIMED, you are attesting that they are a valid patient of your organization and covered by the existing Business Associate Agreement.
A: Your facility organization will never incur a charge from GEHRIMED for the PointClickCare integration.
With that said, the PointClickCare facility must have a prerequisite “integration package” with space available in the package to integrate with GEHRIMED (or any third-party vendor in the PCC marketplace). Ask your PointClickCare account representative if you have questions about your facility's integration capabilities.
Meanwhile, the GEHRIMED user will incur a monthly charge from GPM for each unique PointClickCare integration.
We don’t require a business agreement; however, some facility managers do. If you need a business agreement for your facility, connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with the proper documentation.