Health data should be consolidated in one place.
Most patients have visited far more than one doctor in their life. Between moving, transitioning from a pediatrician to a primary care physician, and seeing specialists, patients have health information scattered all over the place. That's where consolidating health data comes in. A repository of health information would provide numerous benefits such as:
- Reduced paperwork
- Fewer duplicate tests
- Decreased risk of prescription conflicts
- Opportunities to develop treatments and cures
Improvements made to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) like open access, streamlining data entry, and customized patient-friendly reports allow patients to access and understand their health information more easily.
Download part II of our series to learn how population health managers can help move this effort.