In the event on an emergency, you rush to the closest hospital and seek treatment from a team of providers who don’t know your history. In this situation, providers do the best they can to treat a patient, but often “fly blind” without complete insight into the patient’s medical history, including vital information on chronic conditions and medications. But surely with all the advances in EHRs, data portability, and cloud-based IT infrastructure that facilitates the rapid movement of data this is a problem that’s ready to be solved.
A recent article on GovDataDownload explored how health information exchanges tackle this problem and provide a viable solution. Health information exchange, Healthix, has developed a secure data sharing environment by partnering with the Statewide Health Information Network for New York that provides data from over 70 million providers to create profiles on over 25 million patients. This data can then be used to treat patients in emergency rooms and hospitals all over the state, leading to better patient outcomes and increased productivity in healthcare staff.
“The ability to quickly move, manage and protect data is at the core of our business and makes a direct and immediate difference in people’s lives. NetApp gives us the performance we need to reliably move huge volumes of data in and out at real-time speed, which in turn enables us to quickly deliver data to caregivers when and where they need it,” said Todd Rogow, Healthix CIO.
To learn more about data sharing and its impact on the healthcare industry, read the full article on GovDataDownload.