Offering Advanced Interoperability & Data Sharing
Exchanging and interpreting shared data are the basis for advanced interoperability.
As New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive Health Information Exchange, JHC allows physicians and medical offices, hospitals and health systems, long-term care and home care facilities, and many other healthcare providers the ability to rapidly access and securely share vital medical information electronically—improving the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care.
While electronic health information exchange cannot replace provider-patient communication, it can greatly improve the completeness of a patient’s record, (which can have a significant impact on care), as past history, current medications and other vital information is jointly reviewed during visits.
Through extensive interoperability and data sharing across the JHC network, access to patient information enables more informed decision-making at the point of care and allows providers to:
- Avoid readmissions
- Avoid medication errors
- Improve diagnoses
- Decrease duplicate testing
Providers of all specialties, shapes and sizes are transitioning to electronic health information sharing each year – with over 4 million transactions a month taking place across the JHC network. Among the many value of electronically exchanging information across a connected network is the standardization of data. Once standardized, the data transferred is seamlessly integrated into the patients’ Electronic Health Record (EHR), further improving the delivery and outcome of patient care.