by Dottie Howe, M.A., M.Ed.
Doctors and nurses caring for patients who leave the hospital and transfer to a nursing home, assisted living facility, or some other care setting can now have immediate, electronic access to that patient’s discharge information. That translates into better and more efficient care for patients.
About 400 long-term care, rehabilitation and home health facilities in Ohio have signed up to join the CliniSync statewide health information exchange (HIE). That’s on top of the 148 hospitals and thousands of physicians already contracted or live.