IT Solutions Provider helps Imaging Center Become Part of Health Information Exchange

August 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Every thing you Need to Know

Oakland, FL – Computer Business Consultants recently integrated Sand Lake Imaging into Orlando Health’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) network. Joining the HIE network benefits both organizations and provides for higher quality patient centric care.

The Orlando Health HIE network creates the capability to electronically move patient information among separate Healthcare Information Systems and establishes the systems to maintain the integrity and intent of the information being exchanged. Meaning both organizations will have the ability to access the patient’s information and history in a matter of seconds, all the while maintaining confidentiality and HIPPA compliance.

An example of how an HIE network is beneficial would be going to Orlando Health for a pain in your chest. During your evaluation, the doctors at Orlando Health have immediate access to view past chest x-rays or MRIs that were taken previously at Sand Lake Imaging. The Orlando Heath doctors now have additional information to make a more efficient diagnosis of what is causing your chest pains.

The capability to access past records would also apply to Sand Lake Imaging. When going to Sand Lake Imaging for a prescribed procedure, their doctors could access a patient’s medical history from Orlando Health. Having these records would help prevent any unnecessary procedures and make for a quicker and more efficient diagnosis. Having immediate electronic access to patient specific information provides for higher quality care and efficiency for all health organizations within the HIE network.

Even with the benefits of becoming part of an established HIE network apparent, many health organizations are finding it cost prohibitive to join an HIE network. most health organizations have computer network infrastructures that are designed to secure information within the organization, and not necessarily designed to share patient information outside their organization. This type of design makes it extremely costly both in the terms of time and money to re-design or update their existing computer network infrastructure to meet the standards necessary for HIE incorporation.

What made the incorporation of Sand Lake Imaging in the Orlando Health HIE network unique is Computer Business Consultants. Computer Business Consultants was not only able to provide Sand Lake Imaging a cost effective solution to join the Orlando Health HIE network, they were also able to implement the solution in a matter of hours as opposed to days or weeks. in fact, the paperwork and communications necessary to establish the network exchange between Sand Lake Imaging and Orlando Health took longer than the actual implementation of the network solution.

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