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What is the Value of HIE to Public Health?

 

  • Support complete and up to date immunization records to public health, labs, consumers, and providers 
  • Provide the ability to aggregate surveillance data of disease and critical patient information for readiness in disease outbreaks, disasters or bioterrorist threats
  • Increase efficiency and decision-making with the use of quality, aggregate data
  • Enable public health concerns to take a team approach with other providers to provide coordination of care
  • Enable a more streamlined and cost-efficient process to obtain patient information
  • Help improve relationships between public health and consumers
  • Enable relationships between public health and other healthcare providers that improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and increase patient safety