To achieve optimum care across all settings, every provider and patient should have access to the same health data. With shared access to healthcare data, each individual involved in a patient’s care journey can create and execute a comprehensive care plan. To attain this coordination, we need interoperability.
In itself, interoperability is not a product, and no single solution will solve all the goals it hopes to achieve. Currently, interoperability in healthcare is still developing in terms of delivering on widespread data availability and exchange. However, MEDHOST believes that interoperability should be considered a core characteristic of electronic health record (EHR) platforms. By linking the challenges of interoperability with the wide-ranging potential of an EHR, we can come closer to delivering on the core promises of this worthy HIT endeavor.
Our interoperable EHR platform offers a built-in solution that can facilitate improved care coordination that helps to fulfill the requirements of the healthcare legislation.
Our vision for higher interoperability standards supports the exchange of data in every care setting. MEDHOST supports these exchanges through:
Connecting the Community
Through online portals like Clinical Gateway and YourCare ContinuumTM, MEDHOST can streamline the care coordination process between the clinic and hospital settings to ensure seamless scheduling and referrals of order services:
Managed Integration Services – A full-service cloud-based solution for managing the flow of electronic data. This service also supports an organization’s independent data exchange and interface requirements.
MEDHOST’s Director of Interoperability gives a quick breakdown of one of the most critical challenges facing the healthcare IT sector, especially EHR providers. In this video, Laskaris talks about interoperability, how it has evolved, what it will take to achieve, and why full-on participation is important for its success.
The continuity of care document is instrumental in facilitating communication about the patient between providers. Learn how it can help your healthcare facility be even more interoperable.
In today’s consumer-driven healthcare market, improved coordination across the entire care cycle is essential to optimizing population health management. Similar to Meaningful Use and EHR adoption, Interoperability needs to be a priority for healthcare organizations nationwide.
Find out how, along with TEFCA’s guiding principles, participation and collaboration can help healthcare promote interoperability.