Harrison Medical Center announced today that its healthcare community is now operational with GE Healthcare’s (Waukesha, Wis.) bi-directional, industry standards-based eHealth Information Exchange.
Harrison is a not-for-profit hospital offering medical, surgical, and emergency services at five locations—Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Belfair, and Poulsbo—to serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas in Western Washington state.
Each year, Harrison supports more than 75,000 Emergency Department visits, 17,000 in-patient visits and 195,000 outpatient visits across its five locations. Having made the technology transition to electronic medical records (EMRs) between 2008 and 2010, Harrison turned to GE’s eHealth Solutions for the next phase of information technology leadership. Its goal was to enable information sharing and clinical collaboration across facilities with more than 400 physicians using multiple, different EMR systems, which could not readily exchange needed clinical data.
The eHealth Information Exchange is now live, allowing physicians to search and view patient documents such as history and physicals, lab and pathology reports from within their EMR workflow. GE’s HIE solution supports GE Healthcare’s own Centricity EMR, used by Harrison’s affiliated physicians, as well as non-GE clinical software products.