Benefits of Health Information Exchange
The Health Information Exchange systems like CCHIE and EvantageHealth help improve the quality, safety, speed, and cost of patient care by allowing doctors, nurses, or any other health care provider to properly access and share patient health information electronically.
The electronic exchange of health information improves the ability to maintain patient records, which in turn has a major impact on patient care. Due to past history of health information sharing, current drug dosage and all other health information may be immediately visible to the doctor or any other health care provider.
From time to time, sharing patient information helps the patient make specific decisions and also allows providers to streamline treatment by:
- avoiding readmission of patients;
- avoiding mistakes in medicines;
- improving the level of diagnoses;
- avoiding duplicate testing.
Benefits of health information exchange in a medical department
The exchange of health information plays an important role in the medical department as it is very important to track the patient’s medical history. CCHIE and EvantageHealth help ensure that patient care is properly tracked by tracking the patient’s current and past medical conditions. It also helps in lowering the cost of treatment by avoiding duplication of treatment and other medical errors.
Other benefits of health information exchange
Time efficiency: since the health information exchange system allows the user to exchange health information over the Internet, which takes only a few minutes, you can save valuable time spent sending documents or faxing them;
Environmental friendliness: It usually takes many pages to write information on paper, especially when we put ECGs on the image. If one patient needs, say, 100 pages for their medical record, imagine the sheer amount of paperwork required for an entire hospital. Digitizing data saves tons of paper, making the environment happier;
Reduced maintenance: Managing files, reports and other documents can be a very tedious task, and if misplaced, disastrous consequences are inevitable. Thus, digitizing records reduces the risk of data loss to a high level. If the data transmission is protected using encryption and other methods, the risk can be reduced;
Unmistakable database: There is a possibility that ambiguity arises from poor handwriting of the medical authority and leads to a state of confusion. To avoid this, health information exchange removes the need to write data and thus replaces it with data typing. In addition, it can be advantageous to connect CCHIE and EvantageHealth systems with various diagnostic tools since analysis and data are directly stored in the system, making the task of manually inserting data unnecessary;
Improvise in clinical results: By eliminating manual data loggers and reducing the time it takes for information to be exchanged quickly and efficiently, a rapid patient recovery can be achieved.