Benefits of HIE Consulting
One of the major challenges that the health sector has really been tackling is the ability to be able to share the patient’s record and this has really transformed because the records were kept in form of paper and they used to be handwritten with the doctor and therefore sharing this information was quite difficult but now we have a solution which is the health information exchange whereby the patients data is able to be shared electronically and also can be added electricity with others in the health sector. In this discussion, we are going to look at why it is important to have HIE consulting and how it has benefited both the patients and also the professionals in the health sector.
One of the major advantages is the fact that many medical facilities have been operating like islands and this means that they have not been able to share patient’s information easily from one medical center to another but now as a result of the health information exchange they are able to do this electronically and digital. This process has also been quite advantageous because it has been able to avoid duplication of services and this is in cases where you find a patient going to a different hospital where their records are not available physically and it would mean that the doctor has to start from scratch with a patient meaning they have to perform all the other testes they had already been done to the patient and this was just a lot of time wasted and even energy for the patient but due to this strategy, patients information is available and therefore the physician will only perform the relevant tests. The use of the health information exchange consulting has ensured that public health information can now be easily accessed and it has made the process to be much faster and less expensive as opposed to the numerous paperwork that they were used to.
Using the health information exchange consulting is quite advantageous because it is able to give a physician or a doctor the full medical history of the patient and therefore it becomes easier for the doctor to understand the various circumstances or the various issues that the patient is suffering from. This process of health information exchange has turned out to be one of the very efficient ways of transferring patients information or data and this is because it is not using the doctors handwriting which is quite difficult to read and the fact that it is digitised anybody can be able to read it and it is also readily accessible which makes it be quite efficient and effective. In this discussion, we have been able to talk about the various benefits of the health information exchange consulting and how it has been able to assist both the patient and also the physicians.