EHR Intelligence October 26, 2020
Fresenius Kidney Care knew it needed to increase interoperability and patient data exchange after the emergence of COVID-19.
Emel Hamilton, vice president of Clinical Support and Informatics at Fresenius Kidney Care, knows interoperability and patient data exchange is not unique to the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities.
However, due to COVID-19 and the need for enhanced interoperability, Hamilton and his team needed to make a fix to improve interoperability throughout Fresenius Kidney Care’s 2,500-plus facilities.
As a result, the massive care center recently connected to CommonWell Health Alliance and, subsequently, the Carequality interoperability framework to boost patient data exchange across its over 190,000 patients.
“Fragmentation of care is ubiquitous within the medical community,” Hamilton told EHRIntelligence. “Consider the patient’s...