Benefits for Hospitals
Hospitals view their internal diagnostic testing, especially around emergency services as a critical part of their revenue model. The diagnostic testing services serve as an important revenue center and most hospitals seek to sell these diagnostic testing services back through referral to the physicians within the community.
Ambulatory doctors visit patients which they generally refer to the hospital. During these visits the doctor often orders and authorizes specific diagnostic testing necessary for their patients. All of the same communications challenges associated with the use of FAX exist in this environment. The doctor’s EMR system is usually incompatible with the hospital’s EHR system. Each system may have internal secure messaging but the two of them cannot inter-operate or communicate. Communications cannot be done via email either for reasons of HIPAA compliance. Rarely the doctor and the hospital participate in a common 3rd party secure communications system – usually there is no secure messaging solution implementation in place.
The Health Gorilla Clinical Network can better extend your hospital diagnostic facilities back to the physician community. All of your physician medical groups and unaffiliated doctor’s practices can have instant access to your diagnostic services. We solve all of the problems associated with incompatible electronic medical records (EMR) systems and give your physicians one convenient place to connect. Secure browser based desktop solutions and mobile solutions using Apple® iPhone® and iPad mini™ are available today.