To provide you with the safest, most effective and efficient care possible, authorized clinicians and care teams need a complete picture of your medical history. By using Health Information Exchange, Bayhealth clinicians can quickly get the medical information they need. Health Information Exchange allows the information in your Bayhealth electronic health record (EHR) to be available to clinicians outside of our network. By accessing your records through the health information exchange, doctors can also see your previous tests results and any medicines or treatments to ensure they order only what’s necessary. When clinicians have access to more complete information, they spend less time gathering records from different organizations and can focus on caring for you.
Below are some examples of when clinicians might share your medical history:
- Your primary care provider may directly send your healthcare summaries to a specialist.
- Emergency room care teams might adjust treatment plans to avoid adverse medication reactions or duplicative testing after reviewing your medications, recent radiology images or test results.
- If you suffered a stroke or a broken hip, your entire care team—from the emergency room to a rehabilitation facility—can access the relevant clinical information they need in a timely manner.