Indiana University Health
Clinical setting: Outpatient
- Elimination of separate password for CareWeb and an institution’s electronic medical records system
- A reduction of unnecessary testing and procedures, saving time and money.
- Less frustration, and supporting better communication between physicians and patients
- Fewer distractions from the patient visit by eliminating the need to remember multiple passwords and application icons.
- Creation of an interoperable and integrated healthcare system in Indiana.
Patients will come back to see me within a few days of being discharged from the hospital. No matter if they visited an IU Health facility, or some other facility, I have the information I need to provide the proper follow-up care.
CareWeb helps close the gap, and I don’t have to rely on the patient’s memory. I know exactly what happened with my patients and that provides them with reassurance. I truly care and am looking out for them.
The single sign on process is a great benefit. I don’t have to remember a separate password or spend extra time logging into a system. I use CareWeb as part of my chart review within (my EMR system) right before I meet with my patients.
Joe was discharged from a rural hospital in Indiana, and returned to his hometown to seek follow-up care from his primary care physician. He had hurt his shoulder late on a Saturday night playing softball with his buddies. Fearing that he had broken a bone, he went to the ER, where he was given an imaging scan. The scan was negative, but Joe was still in a considerable amount of pain.
Joe’s doctor was able to pull up the scan reports. Seeing the radiology report, he prescribed medication to control the swelling and recommended seeing a physical therapist if the discomfort continued.
What it Means:
Had Joe’s doctor not been able to view the imaging report from the previous visit, he would have ordered a separate one, exposing Joe to more radiation, and duplicating an existing test.