Emergency Patient Lookup
Patients arriving at your emergency department (ED) may be unconscious, disoriented, or otherwise unable to recall important aspects of their medical history. If a patient has not been previously seen at your hospital or health system, important medical information may not be immediately available to the clinicians who need it to prevent a complication such as an allergic reaction or medication interaction.
Prior to the availability of a health information exchange (HIE) network, it was difficult for ED staff to spend time tracking down a patient’s allergies, medical history, recent lab results, or other clinical information because it was spread around in various physician office or hospital systems and could take hours, days or weeks to retrieve.
Now with the CORHIO HIE, your ED staff can retrieve up-to-date, consolidated patient medical histories with just a few clicks using our PatientCare 360® tool.
Tailoring Treatment Based on Recent Data
Patients enter your emergency department for a variety of reasons – and some of the reasons are not easy to ascertain. With health information exchange, ED providers can quickly search the system for the patient to see if they have:
- Recent lab test results or radiology studies in the system that can better inform diagnosis and treatment decisions
- Recently been at other facilities for similar problems, or perhaps seeking excessive quantities of pain medications from multiple providers
- Life-threatening medication allergies
Information Types Available:
- Lab and pathology results
- Radiology reports
- Transcription notes (i.e., discharge summaries, H&Ps, operative reports and ED reports)
- ADT information
- Referral requests
- Consult reports
- Direct secure messaging
- Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs)
*PatientCare 360 and the PatientCare 360 logo are registered trademarks of CORHIO (the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization).
What our participants are saying:
“For patients that are complicated and may not know their entire history, having another source of information is incredibly helpful. Going through CORHIO, I can see what workups have been done at the other facility and that helps me tailor the workup that I need to do on the patient here, so it’s all about interconnection and integration. It really does help coordinate the care across more than one health system.”
Dr. Jack Sharon
Emergency Physician and Chief of Staff
Penrose St. Francis Health Services (part of Centura Health)