The Need for a National Health Record

Providers struggle with the current segmented, “Unmanagedcare system, and patients are overburdened and stressed having to know what is relevant to their current medical needs and remembering to share all of the pertinent details with each provider.
Given the time-constraints and pressures that physician groups face on a daily basis, they are rarely able to get that comprehensive picture and/or follow up with the patient’s other providers.
A National Health Record could allow practitioners to care for their patients in the current visit or limit the number of referrals and follow ups.
A reduced number of follow ups could also give the practitioner more time with each patient, subsequently improving each patient’s experience and health.
Patients as Consumers: Member-Driven Healthcare With the prevalence of high-dollar deductible health plans, members have to assume the role of consumer as well as patient.
Caring for our Vulnerable Populations The most vulnerable patients with complex medical situations utilize healthcare at the highest rate.
National Health Record Given the complexity of patients in critical care situations, they are likely to not be able to report thorough medical histories and provide accurate prescription lists.
Source: Perficient