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What do highly interoperable systems look like?

Interoperability is not just the movement of data. It also consists of clinical and administrative workflows that we believe should be embedded in every feature. When data is injected into clinical workflows, it creates efficiency, accuracy, and more effective care.

In this blog, we explore what highly interoperable systems look like for home health and hospice organizations.

Interoperability systems help keep organizations competitive

Interoperability will help keep your organization at the forefront of your competition and top of mind of your referral sources through:

  • Differentiation: Interoperability will differentiate you from the competition, because your organization will not be viewed as a black hole of care delivery to referral sources.
  • Credibility: A reputation for offering the latest technological advancements will improve your organization’s credibility — and interoperability is at the cutting edge of healthcare technology.
  • Relevance: Your patients expect you to constantly implement the latest technological trends in healthcare.
  • Quality: Interoperability allows you to deliver the highest-quality patient care and customer service.

The non-federal acute care hospitals that electronically exchanged clinical information with providers or hospitals outside their organization increased from 41% in 2008 to over 82% in 2015.

Interoperability systems can benefit patients

Most patients receive care from a series of clinics, independent practices, and hospitals. Those separate interactions make up the entirety of their medical history, known as their longitudinal care record or summary. This history documents past symptoms, procedures, tests, allergies, complications, etc. Lack of access to those data points can be both inconvenient and dangerous for a patient. Full visibility, transparency, and access to patient data is the primary benefit of interoperability.

89% reported quality improvement to patient care when their health IT incorporated interoperability.

Interoperability systems can streamline overall operations

Sending and receiving data electronically means fewer documents, less effort searching patient records, less time communicating with referring providers, and more information available for your providers’ initial encounters with patients. Increased visibility of patient information can result in more thorough documentation, greater likelihood of approved claims, and full reimbursements.

With a more efficient system comes a better process, meaning your staff spends less time performing tedious administration tasks and more time being productive with patients, providers, and referral sources.

80% of providers report increases in efficiency when interoperability is in place.

Moving into a more connected future

MatrixCare technology enables data accessibility, an essential tool for achieving compliance and patient satisfaction. Our EHR helps keep organizations aligned with these goals through an interoperable approach to healthcare. Additionally, MatrixCare has multiple different methods to connect to as many organizations as possible — helping post-acute organizations stay competitive and relevant in this new era of care.

Request a demo today to see how MatrixCare can bring interoperability to your organization.

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Lon Stuckey

Lon is a Senior Product Manager of Interoperability at MatrixCare with Home Health and Hospice organization. He has been with MatrixCare since 2022 and has 20 plus years of experience in the industry working with a variety of products. Most of his time has been in the Post-Acute space working in many different capacities including leadership roles in Implementation, Project Management, Engineering as well as Product Management.

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