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Quest Diagnostics, First National Laboratory to Partner with Greater Houston Healthconnect to Improve Quality of Patient Care
Date:7/31/2013

point, “Access to a patient’s relevant clinical information at the point of care helps providers better diagnose and treat patients. Getting comprehensive laboratory data helps complete the picture for a physician of what occurred with their patient prior to and during their visit. This is especially useful today when most patients seek care from multiple physicians, so access to laboratory data should enhance the coordination of care between these providers and improve overall quality of care.”

Healthconnect, which began operations in 2012, has grown rapidly, adding new providers and services at a fast pace. Many of the area’s major health systems, including 23 hospitals, are signed on to participate and several are already sharing patient data. By 2017 that number is projected to grow to 80 hospitals.

About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. We offer the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through our network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provide interpretive consultation through our extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. For more information, visit http://www.QuestDiagnostics.com.

About Greater Houston Healthconnect
Greater Houston Healthconnect is an independent, community-based organization responsible for enabling information exchange among healthcare providers in a 20-county region. It is tasked with mobilizing healthcare information electronically across organizations to enhance the safety, quality, and efficiency of care and improve information access throughout the region. Key stakeholders include healthcare p
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