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
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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.