When care coordination is strengthened, better care is given and provider reimbursements are improved. MIN-NS HIE helps strengthen connections in medical communities locally and beyond by providing quick, easy access to:
- Patient information outside your electronic medical record system
- Network documents compiled in an easy-to-read clinical summary
- Secure mail system for exchanging notes and patient information
A Doctor’s View of HIE Benefits
Patients think we always know what’s going on at other doctor’s offices or at the hospital. They tell us “I told them to send you the records.” It’s not that simple. There are processes and hurdles – like HIPAA. A doctor can’t just email a colleague. It has to be secure end-to-end. With MIN-NS HIE, a single secure network can connect our whole medical community, provide secure email with hospitalists or consultants or referral docs, even aggregate data from different doctors so we can all stay in the loop for a complicated patient.
A patient's healthcare path commonly takes them from one care facility to another, hospital to skilled nursing facility to home health for example. Care coordination is complicated when health information doesn't travel with the patient. Link users can create, add to and share electronic records at each transition. Learn more by clicking below.
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