Ambulatory Service Providers

Ambulatory care requires data to be collected from various organizations, providers and systems, resulting in diverse data structures and standards.

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Iguana helps support care coordination within complex healthcare settings with its agile, scalable, and secure platform by quickly facilitating data exchange

The healthcare industry relies on a variety of different outpatient services in order to reduce the volume of costly hospital admissions. From offering laboratory, radiology, pharmaceutical, home health or urgent care services to providing skilled nursing, behavioural health or long term care facilities, two common challenges exist. Care coordination and streamlining internal processes for quality and efficient care.

Outpatient and ambulatory care facilities depend highly on care continuity documentation and coordination in order to provide the best possible patient care and manage population health as patients transition between inpatient and outpatient care settings. Historically, the transmission of documentation between these settings has been largely manual, leaving this data open to transcription inaccuracies as well as security vulnerabilities. Ultimately, fragmented, incorrect or illegible documentation can lead to an inaccurate representation of a patient’s medical history and inhibiting care providers’ access to information which often results in inefficient and subpar patient care.

Implementing an integration engine can automate the data flow between primary and outpatient care settings, allowing organizations to improve care continuity and coordination efforts while simultaneously improving the timeliness of services and the overall patient experience.

Benefits for Ambulatory Service Providers

Support patient care and organizational workflows

Iguana’s impact on an organization goes far beyond improving quality care through timely and accurate pathways for patient and clinical data. The ability to increase capacity, recover revenue and comply with public health reporting mandates rides on an integration infrastructure that is agile, implements rapidly, runs reliably and is easy to manage.

Enhance care continuity and coordination efforts

Iguana is vendor agnostic and provides flexible connectivity to any system, allowing you to rapidly exchange data between providers and ensure seamless care continuity and coordination. Data normalization and transformation efforts are made quickly and easily by leveraging built-in interface template repositories.

Real-time, cost-effective integration

Automating workflows removes the risk of costly human error, especially when information is transferred frequently between systems. Iguana allows you to collect and process information from various organizations, providers and systems quickly without the need for manual intervention. Sharing patient data, orders and results in real time streamlines workflows and minimizes patient wait times.

Natively secure patient health data

As the healthcare landscape evolves to include telehealth and additional remote-service initiatives, it is increasingly important to ensure that this information is exchanged in a secure and reliable manner. Iguana ensures that your data is secured and encrypted both at rest and in transit using industry-standard algorithms, providing the peace of mind and flexibility to safely exchange data with a multitude of care facilities.

Related Resources

Blog Post: Revisiting Clinical Integration with Natalie Yeadon
Blog Post: EMR Integration using FHIR
Podcast: Ed Worthington on Care Coordination
Podcast: Toni Skokovic on Managing Multiple Data Formats
Blog: Improving Care Coordination with Integration: EMR Integration

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