Hi, I'm Marianne.
I'm 52 years old and have had type II diabetes for about 10 years. I've not been feeling well lately and my primary care physician has retired. I'm off to meet my new physician today.

Improving patients’ clinical outcomes, and increasing overall effectiveness and efficiency of clinical operations, are top-of-mind for us all.

Having access to historical, longitudinal patient data with use of an HIE facilitates timely and accurate clinical assessment and decision making at the point of care, which improves patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Having access to an HIE will enhance patient wellness by ensuring you are prescribing the right medications and care plan for them as well as increase your revenue. Your office will be much more efficient since your staff won't have to call previous care providers for historical data to be faxed over to your office.

Improving Patient Care through an HIE

Let's follow Marianne as she experiences
this from the patient's perspective.

What brings you in today?
I'm feeling tired lately and have had several headaches every week.
I'm sorry to hear that, let me see if I can login and find your records.
What brings you in today?
I'm feeling tired lately and have had several headaches every week.
I'm sorry to hear that, let me see if we can find some background information about your health from your past providers.
She should refill every month. She's not taking her medication as directed.
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Patient Name:
Marianne Margaret Davis
Age:
52
Date of Birth:
01/29/1964
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Medical
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Type II Diabetes
Hypertension
Recent
Hospitalizations
Hospital ABC:
ER visit on 10/2/2015
Glucose levels above 150mg/dL
HbA1c above 8%
Total cholesterol >250 mg/dL
bp 150/100
Recent
Hospitalizations
Hospital ABC:
ER visit on 2/16/2015
Glucose levels above 150mg/dL
HbA1c above 8%
Total cholesterol >250 mg/dL
bp 150/100
Recent
Hospitalizations
Hospital ABC:
ER visit 8/21/2014
Glucose levels above 150mg/dL
HbA1c above 8%
Total cholesterol >250 mg/dL
bp 150/100
Current
Medications
5 mg Glipizide /day
Refill every 30 days
Prescription
History
XYZ Pharmacy - August 12, 2015
XYZ Pharmacy - October 1, 2015
XYZ Pharmacy - November 15, 2015
Do you have any medical conditions?
I've been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in the past, but can’t remember the details from my recent hospital visits. I also forget to take my medication sometimes.
I think I know what's going on here.
I have the information I need based on your past medical history. Let’s discuss a plan to get your health back on track.
Because I'm still waiting for your other medical records to arrive I'm going to need to run some tests.
Will I need to come back for another visit and how much will these tests cost? The doctors ran tests during my last visit.

Access to an HIE provides a rich set of historical medical record information to help in the care of the patient.

Having the ability to see the patient's previous provider/hospital visits, historical laboratory tests, and medication history gives providers a more accurate, complete picture of the patient and their health status, which facilitates clinical decision making and improves patient outcomes.

With HIE
Without HIE