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The WVHIN enables your doctors to have more complete, up-to-date information about you. With the WVHIN you no longer have to remember what medications you are taking, the date of your last immunizations, the names of other providers you have seen, and other important information your treating doctor needs to know in order to choose a treatment plan that is best suited for your needs.

Below are examples of how the WVHIN may work to benefit you:

Patients

If a patient has multiple medical appointments throughout the year, such as with a neurologist, primary physician and cardiologist, all three participating providers could have access to the patient’s medical history in minutes without having to request paper copies.


Patients

Participating providers have access to prescribed medication and will know if the patient’s medicines would complicate medical procedures, as long as the patient allowed clinical information to be exchanged through WVHIN.


Patients

If a patient is a participant in the WVHIN and is involved in an accident that leaves them unconscious, participating doctors have access to medical files that include allergies to medication, medical procedures and past medical problems. Access to important information could play a critical role in the patient’s treatment options and could potentially save their life.