The main goal of the Clinical Network is to provide a clinical interoperability for our members. There are multiple ways to connect using Health Gorilla Clinical Network and exchange data. This article will guide you through various connecting options.
The Clinical Network grows through clinical connections. These connections can be made manually, by looking up your colleague provider, specialist with whom you exchange referrals, other providers in your organization, or setting up sharing rules within your IPA, ACO or a Medical Foundation. Independent doctors can also connect to their entire referral and ordering network.
You will notice on the home page of the Clinical Network, we will display some of your potential connections: doctors, labs, hospitals or other service providers. The system will display most active facilities right on the home page. We understand the healthcare is very local so we hope you will start building your Network connections to improve interoperability and quality of health.
See Universal Charts Sharing for more information.
You can search for, and connect with other medical service providers right from the home page. Type the name of the entity you re trying to find. You can search for providers by name, hospitals, labs, imaging centers, sleep centers, surgical centers and even tests and procedures. The search will identify your geographical location to provide more relevant results or you can specify the city/town name around which you want to search. The search is sorted by relevance, availability of the tests or procedures, and proximity to your location. Once you found the provider, you can click Connect to exchange medical records using Clinical Network. If the other provider you re connecting to, is not yet a member of the Clinical Network, we will send them an invitation to claim their profile. Once they join, you will be notified and bi-directional clinical exchange can be started.
From the same search field, you can also locate medical service facilities and even specific procedures, treatments and tests:
The Clinical Network constantly monitors incoming data, such as lab results, discharge summaries, referrals, etc. and whenever it detects other providers included in the document it will suggest making a connection. For example, you can order a diagnostic lab from any of the lab providers in the Clinical Network; the lab result comes back listing one of your specialists in CC in the result. The Network will thus identify and verify that the specialist listed on the lab result is involved with the treatment of your patient. The system will then suggest connecting with this specialist to synchronize the medical data for this patient.