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 track down a patient’s allergies, medical history, recent lab results or other clinical information because it was spread around in various physician offices 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
Care summaries from ambulatory providers, Kaiser Permanente, Department of Defense, Veteran's Administration and Quality Health Network
New: Community Care Summaries
CORHIO has continuously improved PatientCare 360 over the years and now we're proud to announce that Community Care Summaries have been added as a PatientCare 360 feature. Community Care Summaries give healthcare professionals access to a new stream of useful patient data. The summaries are available to physician practices and other PatientCare 360 users at no additional cost.
In short, Community Care Summaries are individual care summaries from a single sender (commonly known as "encounter summaries" from community providers). PatientCare 360 users can now query these summaries from community providers and retrieve a consolidated 12-month view of patient encounters from those participating in the CORHIO HIE.
Learn more about Community Care Summaries in this flyer and how to access the summaries in this quick reference guide.
*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)