Patient Benefits

ClinicalConnect HIE strives to help the region’s healthcare providers improve care by providing patient-centered, accountable care, and by creating a model that can be replicated nationwide.

Improves care. Reduces cost. Protects privacy.

ClinicalConnect HIE means fewer appointments and less travel, and helps eliminate extra tests and procedures.

Improves Care

Through ClinicalConnect HIE, your healthcare information is securely and rapidly available to your clinicians and physicians who need it. This means that you and your doctor won’t have to wait for mailed or faxed results, and you won’t have to hand-carry information, such as lab results or x-rays, with you from appointment to appointment. If you have a serious accident, heart attack, or other emergency situation where you cannot communicate, critical information, such as allergies, medical history, blood type and medications are instantly available.

ClinicalConnect HIE helps you with referrals and follow-up care, too. After being cared for by a specialist, emergency doctor, or in the hospital, your information is immediately available to your primary care provider so you can quickly get the follow-up care you need.

Saves Time and Reduces Cost

With ClinicalConnect HIE, you can reduce duplicate tests and unnecessary procedures. Do you remember the last time you received a tetanus shot? Probably not, but it can be quickly located, whether you received it at your primary care doctor’s office or in the emergency room. ClinicalConnect HIE can mean fewer appointments, less travel, and can eliminate extra tests and procedures.

Protects Privacy

ClinicalConnect HIE complies with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your information is shared only with the clinicians who treat you. State-of-the-art systems are used to secure records in ClinicalConnect HIE and prevent access by unauthorized persons.