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Clinical integration knowledge hub

Learn about the importance of implementing a successful clinical integration strategy, along with some obstacles to avoid along the way.

Aligning knowledge at the point of care

Any clinically integrated system relies on a fundamental clinician need: Having the right information at the right moment at the point of care. This access to relevant information—and the interoperability that keeps the information flowing smoothly—is essential, and should come with allowances for provider choice and independence. Caregivers need tools that surface information at the right point in the workflow, not only to streamline and optimize patient encounters, but also to ensure an aligned care management strategy. Health care organizations need systems that are continually evolving to capture and intelligently filter data from all delivery settings.

There are technology solutions that have demonstrated success in integrating information across multiple platforms and allowing providers to use the tools and systems they prefer, while accessing complete patient information that can enable the best clinical decisions at the point of care. Cloud-based health information technology (HIT) systems can satisfy these requirements and are recognized as strong enablers of interoperability and confident decision-making at the point of care:

  1. With cloud-based platforms, all information is stored in a secure site and accessed via the Internet.
  2. A cloud services vendor can provide a care management system designed to harmonize data from multiple sources (e.g. EHRs, practice management, stand-alone HIE platforms).
  3. Creating interfaces for participating providers is more cost-effective, given that an electronic connection needs to be built just once from the cloud architecture to each trading partner.

Cloud-based solutions like those described above can enable a "single source of truth" for appropriate users on the network, often regardless of the services they are already employing. Providers can choose the electronic medical record system that works best for them while benefitting from true integration with vendors, partners, and others in the network. Ultimately, for clinical integration to really work—and its rewards earned—caregivers must get the information they need at the appropriate moment at the point of care, empowering each provider to make decisions that support high quality, cost-effective patient outcomes.

Cloud-based solutions like those described above can enable a “single source of truth” for appropriate users on the network, often regardless of the services they are already employing. Providers can choose the electronic medical record system that works best for them while benefitting from true integration with vendors, partners and others in the network. Ultimately, for clinical integration to really work—and its rewards earned—caregivers must get the information they need at the appropriate moment at the point of care, empowering each provider to make decisions that support high quality, cost-effective patient outcomes. - See more at: https://www.athenahealth.com/knowledge-hub/clinical-integration/point-of-care.php#sthash.EQWDb4GE.dpuf

Any clinically integrated system relies on a fundamental clinician need: Having the right information at the right moment at the point of care. This access to relevant information—and the interoperability that keeps the information flowing smoothly—is essential, and should come with allowances for provider choice and independence. Caregivers need tools that surface information at the right point in the workflow, not only to streamline and optimize patient encounters, but also to ensure an aligned care management strategy. Health care organizations need systems that are continually evolving to capture and intelligently filter data from all delivery settings.

There are technology solutions that have demonstrated success in integrating information across multiple platforms and allowing providers to use the tools and systems they prefer, while accessing complete patient information that can enable the best clinical decisions at the point of care. Cloud-based health information technology (HIT) systems can satisfy these requirements and are recognized as strong enablers of interoperability and confident decision-making at the point of care:

- See more at: https://www.athenahealth.com/knowledge-hub/clinical-integration/point-of-care.php#sthash.EQWDb4GE.dpu

Any clinically integrated system relies on a fundamental clinician need: Having the right information at the right moment at the point of care. This access to relevant information—and the interoperability that keeps the information flowing smoothly—is essential, and should come with allowances for provider choice and independence. Caregivers need tools that surface information at the right point in the workflow, not only to streamline and optimize patient encounters, but also to ensure an aligned care management strategy. Health care organizations need systems that are continually evolving to capture and intelligently filter data from all delivery settings.

There are technology solutions that have demonstrated success in integrating information across multiple platforms and allowing providers to use the tools and systems they prefer, while accessing complete patient information that can enable the best clinical decisions at the point of care. Cloud-based health information technology (HIT) systems can satisfy these requirements and are recognized as strong enablers of interoperability and confident decision-making at the point of care:

- See more at: https://www.athenahealth.com/knowledge-hub/clinical-integration/point-of-care.php#sthash.EQWDb4GE.dp

Any clinically integrated system relies on a fundamental clinician need: Having the right information at the right moment at the point of care. This access to relevant information—and the interoperability that keeps the information flowing smoothly—is essential, and should come with allowances for provider choice and independence. Caregivers need tools that surface information at the right point in the workflow, not only to streamline and optimize patient encounters, but also to ensure an aligned care management strategy. Health care organizations need systems that are continually evolving to capture and intelligently filter data from all delivery settings.

There are technology solutions that have demonstrated success in integrating information across multiple platforms and allowing providers to use the tools and systems they prefer, while accessing complete patient information that can enable the best clinical decisions at the point of care. Cloud-based health information technology (HIT) systems can satisfy these requirements and are recognized as strong enablers of interoperability and confident decision-making at the point of care:

- See more at: https://www.athenahealth.com/knowledge-hub/clinical-integration/point-of-care.php#sthash.EQWDb4GE.
Cloud-based solutions like those described above can enable a “single source of truth” for appropriate users on the network, often regardless of the services they are already employing. Providers can choose the electronic medical record system that works best for them while benefitting from true integration with vendors, partners and others in the network. Ultimately, for clinical integration to really work—and its rewards earned—caregivers must get the information they need at the appropriate moment at the point of care, empowering each provider to make decisions that support high quality, cost-effective patient outcomes. - See more at: https://www.athenahealth.com/knowledge-hub/clinical-integration/point-of-care.php#sthas

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