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What is the Value of HIE to Physicians?


  • Provide improved patient safety through the availability of a complete medical record at the point of care, escpecially allergy alerts and medication history
  • Improve efficiencies in provider to provider interactions in developing a treatment plan for consultations
  • Provide access to longitudinal test results resulting in avoidance of duplicative testing
  • Reduce order-related phone calls, particularly with medication prescriptions
  • Improve public health reporting capabilities for reportable lab results and immunizations
  • Allow increased and easy access to medical records via an internet browser, with no additional software required
  • Reduce re-hospitalizations through increased efficiency in transition of care across the continuum of healthcare providers from acute care to post acute care - reduce medication errors that result in adverse reactions or hospitalizations
  • Increase practice ROI through reduction in overhead and administrative expenses through the elimination of printers, fax machines, technology maintenance agreements, extra supplies and man hours spent to operate and support paper flow of records
  • Provide improved care coordination between providers
  • Accommodate Meaningful Use requirements that result in reimbursement dollars
  • Provide opportunities for work flow efficiencies in physician offices
  • Support physician recruitment strategies
  • Enhance patient engagement in treatment planning through the use of patient education tools available through the EMR and HIE
  • Support cost shifting strategies to negate declining Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements
  • Deliver PDMP funtionality to identify potential drug seekers
  • Offer HISP services to all providers and entities enrolled in statewide Provider Directory through the Direct Project functionality (uni-directional secure email exchange)
  • Help primary care physicians better coordinate care to qualify for incentives under a pilot program through the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative
  • Position your practice for incentives and requirements that my emerge in the future