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Why should hospitals SHARE?

  1. Enhance patient care. ER physicians can quickly access the health records of an out-of-town patient or a patient that has not been treated locally within the past several months. Knowing about medication allergies, current medications, chronic health conditions and more can help enhance care.

  2. Make better-informed care decisions. A hospital and a local clinic can exchange specific clinical information needed (labs, radiology reports, medication history, etc.) electronically in real time. Having access to all the health information about a patient at the point of care empowers providers to make decisions that improve treatment outcomes.
  3. Smoothly transition patients to other providers. Hospitals and clinics can make referrals and handle transitions of care to other hospital systems, health care or home care providers and medical specialists using electronic communications rather than faxes, phone calls, or unsecure emails. SHARE can even expand your referral area and eliminate the cost to transport medical records between facilities.
  4. Access public health registries. SHARE is live with the Arkansas Department of Health and enables facilities to automatically manage, track and report immunizations, electronic lab reports, and syndromic surveillance to public health registries through SHARE (where the EHR system is capable).
  5. Order tests and view results more timely. Through optional functionality, hospitals can send orders to other facilities and receive results back into their EHR system (where the EHR system is capable), saving time by getting results faster.
  6. Achieve Meaningful Use. Satisfy up to seven Meaningful Use criteria, including Stage 2 Core Objectives that require hospitals to send a care summary with each transition of care or referral, and submit electronic data to immunizations registries.