The Medical Society of New Jersey has launched a new health information exchange that will make it easier for doctors to access the medical histories of their patients.
The platform, OneHealth New Jersey, was adopted by the model Kansans City Health Information Network, which was also adopted last year by Georgia, South Carolina, Connecticut, Missouri and Louisiana.
OneHealth New Jersey will offer a secure platform for patients to record their own health information. Patients will not need to log into multiple portals, hand-carry their records or rely on another office sending information via fax.
With the new platform, doctors in the state will be able to access the medical history and information about patient from any location. It will allow communication and care coordination to be streamlined between physician offices, hospitals, labs, pharmacies and referring physicians across. The ultimate aim of the new platform will be to reduce the time it takes for doctors to locate information, and reduces the need for duplicate tests and procedures.
“OneHealth New Jersey provides a common-sense solution for our state. With growing demands of patient data from Medicare, Medicaid and private payers, OneHealth New Jersey is ready to go at no additional cost to the state,” said MSNJ Board President, Dr. Christopher Gribbin. “It’s technology developed by physicians for physicians and other clinicians — people who understand patient care and the demands of a business practice.”