Penn State Hershey Medical Center has selected Secure Exchange Solutions to enable electronic dermatology consultations.
June 29, 2015 – Hershey, PA – Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a state-of-the-art tertiary care facility, has selected Secure Exchange Solutions to support eConsultations. Penn State Hershey specialists will leverage Direct secure messaging to provide guidance and expertise to community providers near and far.
Community providers will use Direct secure email addresses, powered by Secure Exchange Solutions, to send data and images to Penn State Hershey specialist teams. The specialists will receive the information inside their Cerner Millenium health record where they will review the data and respond with follow up instructions.
“Telehealth initiatives give patients access to the leading specialists without having to drive long distances or endure long waits for appointments,” said Dan Kazzaz, CEO of Secure Exchange Solutions. “eConsults are key to achieving more timely, cost effective care, and can easily reach patients located far from city centers.”
Penn State Hershey selected Secure Exchange for the eConsult initiative to leverage its expansive nationwide connectivity, rapid onboarding process for community providers, and support for sending all types of clinical documentation. Telehealth, once complicated by the need to exchange information across many different Electronic Health Records (EHRs), is made easier by utilizing the nationwide standard for healthcare communications (Direct), which now allows physicians using varying EHRs to communicate seamlessly.
“This project is part of our commitment as the region’s academic medical center to bring high-quality care to people across central Pennsylvania close to where they live,” said William Myers, Connected New Development Team, Penn State Hershey Medical Center. “Diagnosing and treating patients through eConsultation will provide them with expedited access to our team of physicians who provide specialized services and support for community physicians.”
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