Transitions and Coordination of Care and Additional Workflows
An area of significant focus in healthcare is how HIT can support transitions of care between healthcare organizations, such as when the patient is being seen by multiple providers in the community, or when the patient is discharged from the hospital. There are a number of considerations tied to HIT best practices for managing information that have the potential to improve the continuity of patient care.
Document Storage and Messaging
Providers receive information from within the clinic and from outside entities via electronic messages, faxes, and paper. EHRs vary in how they manage this but may provide the ability to capture this information in an electronic form and deliver it the ...