With a patient’s written consent, physicians can view records through the community health portal at any time. Instead of toting often-incomplete piles of records, or waiting for providers to fax information, patients can have their records follow them whenever and wherever needed. This is particularly helpful in emergency situations when access to prior medical history can have a significant effect on outcomes.
Info For Patients
A Health Information Exchange (HIE) moves patient information electronically between providers, such as physician offices, hospitals, pharmacies and labs.