Physicians need to make fast — yet informed — decisions in an emergency. Every second is vital. However, they often don’t have access to essential information, like patient medical history and medications, to provide the best care possible. Through Healthix data delivered in the EHR, a Brooklyn hospital found the data they needed to treat urgent cases.
Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center experienced first-hand how Healthix data can save lives:
“A patient came in unresponsive and was unable to give a history of medication. We were able to get the information and administer the correct treatment in a timely fashion and the patient survived.”
— Lewis W. Marshall, Jr., MD, JD, Former Chairman, Ambulatory Care and Community Health, Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center
“We need to show doctors the value that this [HIE] will bring to them and their patients,” added Dr. Marshall. “Once they see that value, they won’t be able to live without it.”Download PDF