Wasted time searching across multiple systems within your organization for records means less time with patients, which ultimately affects the success of your organization and the outcomes of your patients. If your organization is like many healthcare organizations you have multiple specialized systems across your lines of business you have invested in to make your staff manage their time more efficiently. However, by themselves, these systems often lack the essential component of interoperability that streamlines operations. With the right solution, your organization can quickly and effectively exchange information so you can focus on delivering enhanced care and improving patient and financial outcomes.
Why Is Data Exchange between systems Important?
Communication between treating facilities improves patient outcomes, allows for quicker and protected access to testing, lab work, and procedures to better arm doctors and nurses. With the correct and up-to-date information available at their fingertips, the medical community can be best prepared to treat at any facility or point of care for the best and fastest results.
For the patient, data sharing between different care settings reduces time spent in facilities, repetitive tests ordered by different providers, and the financial burden placed by spending time duplicating data for treatments. Patients can also gain better control over their own healthcare. With interoperability, communication increases and confusion decreases because the patient can get a better picture of their overall health.
Barriers to Data Exchange in Healthcare
Achieving the best health information exchange (HIE) to comply with the HITECH Act is time-consuming. The end goal is to have all the data needed to successfully and efficiently treat patients within a few clicks on their charts. However, to achieve this goal, there are several barriers to overcome.
Technology barriers are by far the most diverse. Each facility uses its preferred EHR provider and poses issues with communications between them. Connecting EHRs sometimes requires a third party to integrate and organize data into one easy-to-navigate workspace. Even with advanced technology, there are still those who prefer written records and charts, posing a problem with information sharing both to and from facilities.
The commercialization of healthcare has made the healthcare system competitive and therefore restricts the sharing of information. Increasing consumer choice does not support the private exchange of information necessary to ensure congruent and continued patient care.
There’s also an economic aspect to the inability of interoperability. Some EHRs do not provide adequate assistance for integration and data sharing compatibility. Also, the inability for smaller facilities to conform to EHR poses a risk to the patient as well as congruent treatments. These situations pose threats to the healthcare system’s interoperability and rely on unique solutions to resolve the issues.
How Collain Fusion Can Help
With Collain Fusion, you can quickly and efficiently integrate your data to reduce data duplication and make the information exchange process easier. Internal and external sources are organized and combined into patient health records for an easy view of overall patient health. More data available within the charts allows for risk reduction with more informed decision-making.
Our solutions program allows for multiple systems integration and seamless connection with Collain Fusion for best data integration. Integration with the solutions’ system helps every aspect of the medical team. Doctors and nurses are provided with up-to-date clinical information, which allows for prompt and excellent care, while the management and billing teams are given to tools necessary to create claims and obtain payments.
This software helps with patient retention and happiness while identifying risk factors and relaying the information to appropriate team members. Out-of-facility systems integrations are more protected and efficiently delivered into the patient’s chart in an organized manner. Our system provides a more organized view of workflow and creates more meaningful and usable documentation.
Don’t spend extra time faxing or calling around to other locations for your clinical needs. Look to an integration system that can seamlessly and securely exchange information for you, allowing more time to be spent on what truly matters: your patients.
To see how our Fusion solution can improve your organization, schedule a demo today!