For the last few years, we’ve worked to make your job easier—and to support patient care—by providing more of the data you need, when you need it.
Because of this, Hixny brings you more comprehensive data than you can find anywhere else. On average each patient in our service area has data from 3.9 sources of data in the health information exchange. Every hospital in our region contributes data to Hixny; so do 76% of primary care practices. Every time a provider adds its data, we move one step closer to data completeness.
You can also find more types of data thanks to Hixny. Our patient records now routinely include consult notes, progress notes, EKG tracings and other unstructured data.
We should be seeing a great deal more data within the next year. Article 28 hospitals recently passed an important deadline in March to begin to contribute specific amounts and types of information. Clinics, nursing homes, diagnostic treatment centers, certified home health agencies and urgent care centers have until March 2019 to contribute similar data. Once they contribute their data, you will be even closer to a 360-degree view of every patient. You can read about our achievements in data completeness elsewhere in this issue.
Ultimately, though, they all come down to one message: make Hixny part of your workflow with every patient. Check it first before you call or fax. Doing so will save you time, get you essential information faster, and help you deliver patient care more efficiently.