Saturday, October 14, 2006

Physician gathers leaders to encourage building of RHIO in Ocala, Florida

In a presentation to members of Public Policy Institute of Marion County, he proposed the county join the ranks of nearly 100 other communities around the nation that have implemented a network called the Regional Health Information Organization.

Seek said RHIO is a network in which health-care providers securely and easily share patient information.

"The choices we have now to talk to other doctors is to call, page, fax or mail information, and they are all clunky," Seek said.

Electronic sharing of patient information could increase efficiency and increase the quality of care, while lowering its cost and making the information portable.


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