The healthcare delivery process is inherently fragmented and disconnected, with many touch points between patients and the care community. Patients receive care in multiple locations. Lab tests, prescriptions, and consultations generate large amounts of data that is widely dispersed and hard to access. The result is communication breakdowns, cost inefficiencies, and poor outcomes.
Coordinated care requires a comprehensive view of a patient’s history and status. Payers and policymakers need to understand patterns of care for populations. Strategic interoperability, provided by HealthShare, connects all the dots in healthcare to bring the right information to the right people, at the right time.
The core of our information infrastructure is a HealthShare-based private health information exchange, which I refer to as our ‘health cloud.’ It will become the single source of truth and an information gateway into and out of Hunterdon Healthcare.
Wayne Fellmeth, MD
When patients contribute to the record through HealthShare, and the family care team has visibility into the shared care plan, both satisfaction and outcomes improve.
Sharing care information with community service providers via HealthShare allows them to close gaps in care and ensure needs such as transportation or behavioral health care management are met for at-risk patients.
Primary care providers
Providers who receive automated alerts from HealthShare when their patients are admitted to or discharged from a hospital can see dramatic decreases in 30-day readmission rates.
When a patient presents for emergency care, HealthShare interoperability means that the care team can review a record summary including allergies and current medications, even if the patient has never been treated there before. The result: safer care.
By connecting patient information in HealthShare, health plans and payers of all types gain visibility into the member populations most in need of intervention and are able to partner with care providers to manage population health.