Why We Need HIE Consulting
The health sector has been keeping records physically in terms of maintaining a lot of paperwork but as a result of the health information exchange they are able to now share the patient’s information electronically and this means that physicians and doctors are able to update the patient’s information whenever they get to see the patient and this is done electronically instead of having to keep a lot of records in form of paper. 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. The reason why it is important to use the health information exchange consulting is because we are able to reduce the numerous paperwork that used to be dealt with when it came to medical records and also the patients data is able to be accessed easily and also to be read in a very easy way because you don’t have to read the doctor’s handwriting which is normally very difficult to understand.
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. The use of the health information exchange consulting has made to the process of accessing the patient’s information to be very easy to access and this is because the system is digitised and therefore the patient’s information is just a few clicks away and this has been able to ensure that you save time for both the patient and the doctor.
The duplication of services that used to be done with the old system was quite expensive especially for the patient and as a result of the health information exchange consulting the doctor does not need to do previous texts that have already been done in different hospitals they just need to access that information and use it to be able to treat that specific patient, therefore, the patient does not need to go through duplication of tests. 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.