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Michigan HIE Bright Spots: Improving Quality and Health Care Efficiency —One Doctor’s Experience with Exchanging Information and Capacity Building

Brett Andriesen | February 22, 2013

Dr. Brian McCardel has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Lansing, MI, for more than 20 years.  As both a physician and a son with caregiving duties for his parents, McCardel has witnessed how health care efficiency can reduce the frustration patients and their families feel when navigating today’s healthcare system. In a recent discussion with ONC, McCardel described his parents’ reaction to a follow-up appointment for a CT scan of his father’s sinuses. When they arrived at the doctor’s office,

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Bright Spots of the Direct Project Adoption

Brett Andriesen | June 18, 2012

Reflect for a moment on the last time your doctor referred you to a specialist. When you arrived, did the specialist say, “Sorry, I did not get your paperwork, can you tell me why you are you here?” Wouldn’t it be great if your specialist already had the health information she needed before you arrived, so you did not have to remember your medications, previous tests, and diagnoses? 

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