’HIEs will bring forth the real potential of EMRs. When we talk about reduced medical costs and improved information processes, we are looking toward a connected healthcare system. Where information is more accessible, so that the doctor knows if the patient has been tested before and if the previous attending physician drew a similar conclusion.’, says a healthcare representative.
The recent focus of the government is slowly shifting towards HIEs and interoperable systems as EMR adoption continues to rise. Many health IT experts argue that while EMR may have been the core of the health IT movement initially, its importance lies in building the support pillars for a new system that extends far beyond the digitalization of health records. ’The vision has always been connected care but electronic medical records have helped open up new ways of information utilization and the possibilities are endless.’, says an industry analyst.
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