Health Information Exchange

Electronic health information exchange (HIE) allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health care providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically—improving the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care.

HIE Benefits

  • Improves the quality and safety of patient care by reducing medication and medical errors
  • Encourages consumer education and patients' involvement in their own health care
  • Increases efficiency by eliminating unnecessary paperwork
  • Provides caregivers with clinical decision support tools for more effective care and treatment
  • Eliminates redundancy of testing
  • Improves public health reporting and monitoring
  • Encourages feedback between health-related research and actual practice
  • Assists the efficient deployment of emerging technology and health care services
  • Provides a basic level of reciprocity among individual physicians and organizations through electronic health records (EHRs)
  • Reduces health related costs
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