Benefits of HIE Consulting
The health sector has taken a long time to be able to advance when it comes to keeping of patients records and also when it comes to sharing of this same data but as a result of the health information exchange, patients are able to have their records to be electronically saved and for this reason physicians and doctors are able to access the patient’s data and be able to make the necessary updates electronically. In this chapter, we are going to talk about the various ways in which both the patient and the doctor are able to benefit from the health information exchange. It is important to use the health information exchange consulting because you are able to reduce the number of paperwork that you would have to deal with when it came to medical records and also the patient’s information and data can easily be accessed by doctors and physicians and you do not have to struggle with a particular handwriting for a specific doctor when you try to understand the information of the patient.
Another importance when it comes to the health information exchange is the fact that you are able to get the full medical history of the patient and therefore when a doctor is dealing with the patient they are able to know where the patient is coming from and therefore they do not have to ask a lot of questions since they are able to see the history of the patient. This strategy has become very beneficial to both the patient and the doctors in terms of saving time and this is because the process is digitised and only by a click the doctor is able to access the full data and information about that particular patient, therefore, they do not need to spend a lot of time when it comes to looking for the records of the patient.
Another advantage of using the health information exchange consulting is the fact that you are able to avoid duplication of services and this means that for instance when a patient goes to a different hospital the doctor does not need to start doing fresh tests if the tests were already done in a different hospital and therefore the doctor just needs to access the information of the patient and use the test that was done in the previous hospital to be able to treat the patient. The system of health information exchange consulting has become quite beneficial when it comes to the public health and this is because sharing information of public health has become much easier and faster and also less expensive and no paperwork is involved which means that we are able to save on the trees and also encourage a green environment.