Bridging the Medical Information Gap by Removing Information Silos

March 16, 2016

Bridging the Medical Information Gap by Removing Information Silos

Like many healthcare organizations today, you are most likely experiencing the challenge of achieving streamlined information exchange between physicians and hospitals, and from physician to physician.


At the heart of this challenge are the conflicting Electronic Health Record (EHR) technologies used by different practices. The work of gathering patient information is left to your already busy staff, and getting updated patient information can be difficult and slow.


Gathering patient information from other healthcare providers can be a full time job. Additionally, the liability of not having a proper information exchange system puts you at risk. Having immediate and accurate visibility into patient information is yet another way of providing superior patient care.


While fixing the lines of communication between facilities might not seem like your job, it is something you should be considering. Streamlined communication improves productivity, saves time, and reduces liabilities for medical practices. One such example is the medical community of Grand Junction, where electronic information exchange has markedly enhanced patient care and practice operations.


Here are 3 ways that DTCI can help you improve clinical data exchange:


1.  Technology alignment and implementation


Having the right technology infrastructure is one key to efficiency and accurately exchanging patient data between physicians and hospitals, and from physician to physician.  Whether your medical practice is just now adopting and EHR or already has one, the right foundation for exchanging clinical information can provide extraordinary benefits.  Rather than trying to be an IT expert yourself, a trusted partner who can guide your organization, and drive a seamless implementation of your IT infrastructure, removes this challenge.  


2.  Processes


Having processes in place to maximize the use of your technology, and streamline workflows makes your practice more efficient. This extends beyond your EHR and business applications to your computer network that runs them. When you have technology processes in place, your network runs smoothly and predictably - computer downtime is reduced, staff productivity increases, and your overall practice efficiency increases.


3.  Ongoing support and communication


A trusted partner and technology expert who has a deep understanding of the medical industry, and knows how to solve the communication challenges you face, can make implementing a new infrastructure seamless. By having regular interaction with your IT partner, and engaging in ongoing business-level meetings, your practice is positioned to best utilized advanced technology today, as well as, prepare for technological advances going forward. 


Being at the forefront of new technology empowers you to become a top healthcare organization with high patient satisfaction and a thriving bottom-line.



DTCI is a trusted partner to many health care professionals in the Roaring Fork Valley, and can be your IT expert, allowing you to solve these challenges by implementing the latest technology. Now you can remove information silos and bridge the communication gap. Not only will your patients realize an exceptional level of care, your workload will become more streamlined, and your community as a whole will benefit from the improved ability to share and streamline patient information.  


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