The Greenway Lab Interface is a necessary asset because interoperability is a big challenge for healthcare CIOs. They usually spend hours pondering how to make secure inbound and outbound data exchanges.
The determination to achieve full interoperability is fueled by the desire to provide vital benefits to both patients and clinicians. One major benefit is that a connected EHR delivers the most accurate and complete patient records to physicians when they are needed.
In the healthcare informatics industry, it is imperative for us to implement solutions that provide seamless data exchange. Such solutions should reduce operating costs, overhead expenses, and network maintenance fees.
With the national healthcare data exchange created by Greenway, it is possible to exchange data between your EHR and other patient record systems within and outside your organization.
Here are some benefits of using the Greenway lab interface.
- Reduced Documentation Errors
In a manual system run by an ambulatory practice, the demand for lab and radiology tests is quite high. This requires the use of paper-based faxes for orders, results, and billing. It is resource-intensive and prone to multiple errors daily.
A dedicated worker is usually required to match the incoming results with the right orders. Nevertheless, some results will get mismatched under the stress of a high workload.
The best solution is to set up a lab interface that can electronically send orders with the required patient details. As soon as the results are ready, they will be transmitted back to the physician and automatically entered into the patient’s medical records.
- Streamlined Workflows
When a practice uses the lab interface for outbound orders and inbound lab and radiology results, it results in more efficient operations and better performance. This is because many time-consuming processes are eliminated.
In a practice that attends to over 100 patients daily, for instance, you can imagine the number of manual processes that are needed in the absence of clinical inter-connectivity.
The doctors fax requests for lab or radiology tests, and all results are hand delivered. But with an interoperable EHR system that connects directly to laboratory information systems, orders and results are transmitted without delays.
- Improved Patient Experience
Reducing or eliminating manual processes through connectivity helps to boost the overall patient experience. For instance, when there are gaps in documentation, a manual system will be slow in revealing them. It may take four or more weeks to discover them.
However, a fully interconnected system will reveal any documentation gaps and alert the physician immediately. Today, using a well-connected EHR is a must and not an option. Working without interoperability is akin to practicing medicine without using a stethoscope.
- Enhanced Care Delivery
Connectivity gives instant access to timely and accurate information. This enables physicians to respond faster to the conditions of their patients. As a result, they can drastically reduce the occurrence of diagnostic or treatment errors.
For instance, when a test result comes in immediately after it is conducted, the doctor will have more time to analyze the results carefully in tandem with the patient’s medical history. Subsequently, the doctor can provide a more detailed treatment plan and prescribe the most suitable medication without delays.
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