Plainfield health center is a federally qualified medical center in Vermont that has just installed the Vermont Information Technology Leaders interface. This allows them to get lab test results from the Vermont’s health information exchange network.
The benefit of this venture is that those physicians who have recommended tests for patients at the Central Vermont Medical Center and other local ones will have fast and secured access (electronic) to results.
The Plainfield health center provides care to more than 13,000 patients. This initiative will also result in a faster turnaround time from placing a test and getting the result. The information can simultaneously be added to the patient’s chart and also add to the visit templates.
From a scientific point of view, researchers and data scientists can better analyze lab data for particular patient populations with regard to diagnosis and treatment. The quality of care would improve as a result of electronic lab results. This would also lead to improved control of costs since the process becomes centralized.
Health care centers across the US are now relying on various forms of software for managing health records. The EHR application Health Fusion.com is used for faster processing of tasks such as scheduling and revenue cycle management. Health centers prefer software like this because they’re inexpensive and highly efficient.
The Plainfield health center with this interface of VITL allows health care providers to access electronic health record (EHR) systems. One example of the EHR system is the Health Center. This network allows providers to send and receive patient data across various health care organizations.
With the broad range of data transmission across such channels, the care delivery, patient safety and health outcome can be improved. The success of VITL can be understood from the fact that it has built nearly 350 interfaces [Read more…]