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What is the Value of HIE to Hospitals?

 

  • Increase efficiency and decision-making by providing more complete patient information at the point of care
  • Enable hospitals to take a team approach with other providers outside of their systems to provide coordination of care
  • Enable a more streamlined physician referral processes and care transition
  • Enhance relationships between patients and families by improving communications and the sharing of data
  • Enable relationships between hospitals and other healthcare providers to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and improve patient safety through use of data analytics and development of standards of dare
  • Prevent unnecessary re-hospitalizations by providing discharge plans to care settings across the spectrum of healthcare delivery that will enable effective follow-up treatment plans
  • Reduce adverse drug events resulting from drug interactions and allergies by providing improved access to a more complete medication and allergy history
  • Provide more complete patient data from a multitude of settings in emergency departments
  • Utilize complete health information at point of care from a variety of facilities such as lab orders, imaging and prescriptions
  • Accomodate meaningful use requirements to qualify for reimbursements
  • Provide Master Patient Index (MPI) functionality to enable health systems to transmit information electronically from clinics to hospitals
  • Serves as a cross check for data integrity to the individual facilities
  • Acts as the universal portal for any entity seeking electronic access and sharing of ePHI
  • Addresses ongoing maintenance, support, and security concerns of portal functionalities
  • Enable the identity of fraudulent practices by providers and consumers