Communication among health care providers is key to improving people's care experience, and smoothing transitions between care settings, for example from hospital to home. The Community Health Portal provides hospitals, primary care and other care partners with real-time health information about North West LHIN Home and Community Care patients. Service providers, physicians and hospital staff can look up patients and see a summary of their Home and Community Care services and access their patient assessment(s) and other patient status documentation shared by the North West LHIN Home and Community Care Coordinator. Patient information can be accessed as long as the patient is actively receiving Home and Community Care services, and has given consent for their information to be shared.
New patient assessments or re-assessments are shared automatically when completed by the Home and Community Care Coordinator, so physicians and care providers viewing the patient record always see the most recent assessment.
In addition to assessments and other formal documents, as a patient's condition, or care needs change, the North West LHIN Home and Community Care Coordinator can share the details of those changes as documented in Client Health and Related Information System (CHRIS) notes.
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