Focus Areas Within Clinical Integration

Clinical Integration focuses on efforts that ensure collaboration among different health care providers and sites to ensure higher quality, better coordinated and more efficient services for patients. A key component to most clinical integration strategies involves greater information sharing across providers. This includes an information technology environment that supports clinical decision making, information management, communications and access by all stakeholders to ensure proper treatment and strategic decision making. Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) initiatives are big drivers of clinical integration.

Electronic Health Records

An electronic health record initiative demands careful organizational development, expansion and launching.

Infrastructure

Accommodating the systems, products and services necessary for clinical integration requires thoughtful infrastructure planning, augmentation and building.

Strategy

Health information technologies are one tactic of many that can promote successful clinical integration. But before a tactic can be implemented, plan and execute effective strategy.