What is Healthcare Coordination and Why We Need to Improve it?

Do you find it difficult navigating through the maze of uncoordinated healthcare? With growing technological advances, medical practices are spending less and less time with patients. With so many separate systems, however, many administrative or operational workflows create additional back-office work. With practices relying more on electronic means of interacting with patients and other practices the problems increase.

Healthcare coordination is the organization of patient’s medical information between two or more providers to facilitate the delivery of correct healthcare services. It brings together different providers and information to better coordinate healthcare services.  Care coordination helps improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the healthcare system. Below are ways to help you improve your practice’s coordination:

Ways to Improve Healthcare Coordination

There are two ways of achieving excellent healthcare coordination. One method is using a broad approach to coordination. Some examples of this include: 

  • Teamwork 
  • Care management
  • Health-information technology

The other method is a more specific approach to coordination. Some examples of this include:

  • Sharing knowledge
  • Creating a proactive care plan
  • Linking to community resources
  • And many more found here

How HIE Can Help Your Healthcare Coordination 

The biggest way to improve healthcare coordination is through electronic healthcare systems, like HIE Networks. These systems can organize patient paperwork so you don’t have to worry about losing paperwork or faxes ever again.  HIE Networks improves your healthcare coordination with our complete communication suite comprised of four products, namely hFax, hMessage, hConnect and hImage.

Because all these products are tightly integrated, all the paperwork and duplicate entry are eliminated. HIE is your electronic healthcare systems solution. Beyond the inefficiencies that our software problems eliminate, are even bigger risks that traditional systems create, namely HIPAA violations. All of HIE Networks communications are HIPAA compliant. All data, whether that is faxes or messages, is secure and encrypted and are sent under specific healthcare legal agreements. Also, all of our products leave audit trails of who has seen the information and how long it took to complete each task. 

If you want a more organized healthcare communication system and a more unified workflow in your practice, choose HIE Networks! Contact us today and let us see how we can help you.