Health Information Exchange Through a RHIO: A Legal “Look Before You Leap”

2009Brochures Practical Advice
Imagine an electronic system where your facility or practice can log in and access patient information from another unaffiliated provider across the state and be able to immediately retrieve a patient's allergies, prescription list and medical history before providing treatment. Do you ever wish you could review the results of that diagnostic test the patient had completed in an emergency room last week? Would it help to have immediate access to a discharge summary of your patient who was recently hospitalized? These are some of the goals of RHIOs, and how HIE can improve health care delivery.