Proven, comprehensive technology offers secure data sharing, referring physician connectivity and clinical decision support tools
CHICAGO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Shared Health(R), Inc. of Chattanooga, Tenn., one of the nation's largest public/private Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), announced today from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition that it will now offer its health information technology (IT) tools to hospital systems across the country.
This new offering expands Shared Health's HIE knowledge into hospital systems allowing them to connect to their community network of referring physicians, while offering the referring physicians capabilities such as ePrescribe, Clinical Decision Support (CDS), and clinical health records. Previously, Shared Health only offered its HIE capabilities to physicians through partnerships with payers, government entities and large, self-funded employers.
With the recent news that only 1.5 percent of U.S. hospitals have a comprehensive electronic-records system in place, this offering will help increase that adoption rate.
Shared Health's system is interoperable and compatible with all current systems and easy to implement, leveraging the hospital's existing technology capital.
"With hospitals suffering from the healthcare crisis and economic downturn, but still looking for ways to increase revenue and keep their doors open, Shared Health's hospital-based system will provide a new, cost-effective way of doing business within the community and nationwide," said Jana Skewes, chief executive officer of Shared Health. "Shared Health is poised to utilize its knowledge and experience in this industry to help bring the hospital-based systems to the forefront of technology adoption to provide better, cost-effective medical care."
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