The speedy delivery of public health benefits is critical, especially for vulnerable populations coping with disabilities or serious illnesses. Historically, the long-standing practice of mailing or faxing paper medical records between institutions has stalled the review of benefits applications when citizens are most in need.
The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is now leading the way on speeding review processes by leveraging the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) across federal and private health care institutions to automate sharing of patient information. SSA will now receive EHR information in seconds or minutes—instead of weeks or months—empowering its staff to review applications more quickly.
This panel will discuss our speakers’ experiences automating the sharing of patient information across institutions and the benefits they bring to providers, government institutions and the citizens they serve.
Join us to learn how patient-directed sharing of electronic medical records can improve the patient experience and promote positive public-health outcomes.
Melissa Ayres, Senior Advisor, Social Security Administration
Lance Scott, FEHRM Solutions Integration Director, US DoD
Hans J. Buitendijk, M.Sc., FHL7, Director, Interoperability Strategy – Cerner Corporation
Moderator: Sherman Gillums, Jr., U.S. Marines (Retired); Chief Strategy and Impact Officer, National Alliance on Mental Illness