As the name suggests, the medical neighborhood refers to the entire spectrum of settings in which a patient might receive care--primary, specialty, hospital, emergency department, long-term, mental health and home care--and participants facilitate patient-centered, coordinated and informed care across the continuum.


The patient-centered medical neighborhood supports collaboration across settings. Being part of a medical neighborhood requires communicating with clinical partners. Thatís where MedAllies Direct Solutions™ comes in.

 

The Direct technology standard established to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use  requirements for transitions of care allows a clinician to push pertinent clinical information out of his own EHR system into the EHR of the patientís next provider. The recipient clinician receives critical information relevant to the specific transition of care--directly into her own EHR.

 

Using EHR interoperability facilitates the flow of necessary information to providers caring for the same patient, allowing them to better communicate with each other and coordinate the patientís care.


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