Could the Health Level 7 (HL7) interface significantly benefit your hospital or Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) practice? The answer is YES.
The HL7 is a document exchange standard for transferring clinical data. This interface is a critical link for any hospital or ENT practice that is currently using an existing charting system. This essential process provides a standardized electronic interface between TIMS Software and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) systems used at ENT practices and hospitals. HL7 lets you electronically integrate patient data and appointment information, eliminating the need to manually re-key patient related information into TIMS.The presence of this interface process gives your organization more control in leveraging data and the ability to re-use data for various means – such as for patient communication, or for medical charts or marketing. So with the HL7 interface, the doctor or ENT practice has the ability to make the appointment for their patient in their own hospital EHR system and then have that appointment show up in TIMS for the audiologist or hearing aid dispenser. Audiogram results can then be pushed back to the hospital or hearing aid dispenser's EHR without ever having to re-key that clinical data.
With a streamlined HL7 process in place, both the hospital or ENT practice and the audiologist or hearing aid dispenser realize substantial cost savings from eliminating double entry of clinical data. Both sides also see a tremendous reduction in data errors, which is vital to any successful medical practice.
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