How can healthcare companies improve quality of care, and also retain a competitive edge in the evolving world of health information technology (health IT)? The answer lies in understanding the many pieces that comprise health IT, and identifying the systems required to support the seamless flow of patient information from provider-to-provider, and from provider-to-patient.
The rising need for medical device interoperability is one of many factors pressuring healthcare providers and institutions to adopt cloud-based health IT systems to meet quality care needs. Electronic medical devices track patient data that is manually or automatically logged in electronic health records (EHRs) through a process known as medical device integration. EHRs allow patient data to be shared from provider-to-provider across health information exchanges in the nationwide health information network. Patients can access health information recorded by their physicians, doctors or electronic medical devices through what is known as a personal health record (PHR).
79% of healthcare providers report that having an EHR system enables their practice to function more efficiently. Learn how medical device interoperability coupled with EHR system implementation is improving the quality of care while helping providers gain a competitive edge. View the PDF: Deciphering Health IT