Interoperability Is Essential to Patient Success, Nationwide Survey Finds
76% of Healthcare Professionals See a Direct Link Between Connected Solutions and Better Patient Outcomes
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Results of a
As healthcare is increasingly delivered in ambulatory settings, it is important that clinical data follows the patient’s journey across a broad ecosystem of providers and venues. Secure health data exchange is a necessary component to enhancing healthcare delivery and outcomes. However, the survey results show that electronic information sharing varies across the continuum of care. A report based on the survey results concluded that efforts to integrate health information systems and data are accelerating, allowing greater access to patient information across the industry.
SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS THREE KEY TRENDS IN CONNECTED HEALTH:
- Healthcare organizations view interoperability as essential to patient experience and outcomes: 76% of survey respondents see a direct connection between having an interoperability solution and achieving better patient outcomes.
- Integration is an important consideration for providers: For 57% of organizations, integrating an interoperability solution with their existing EHR is the most critical challenge they face when optimizing their health IT.
- Respondents foresee interoperability will streamline workflows and automate tasks: 83% of surveyed providers want interoperability solutions that offer both convenience (e.g., ease of use) and automation (e.g., ease of access to actionable health information) to support clinical decision making.
“The results of this survey emphasize the importance of interoperability across the continuum of care. Providers are making the connection between integrated, interoperable tools and better healthcare outcomes for their patients,” said
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NextGen Connected Health Solutions integrate with existing technology systems to enable fast, cost-efficient data exchange. Our solutions empower providers to effortlessly locate, exchange, and integrate health information within existing clinical workflows and at the point of care, helping improve efficiencies, patient care, and physician satisfaction.
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