The Value of Health Information Exchange
Health information exchange (HIE), the sharing of clinical and administrative data across the boundaries of healthcare institutions and other health data repositories, is imperative to recent efforts to achieve the Triple Aim of healthcare: improving care for individuals, bettering health for populations, and reducing costs.
Many stakeholder groups (payers, patients, providers, and others) realize that if such data are shared, healthcare processes would improve with respect to safety, quality, cost, and other indicators.
Explore recent examples showcasing the value of health information exchange including the Statewide Health Information Exchange for New York (SHIN-NY):
SHIN-NY HIE Value Studies
Value of HIE for Patients
Most patients receive medical care from more than one doctor, practice, or hospital. Even with relatively simple healthcare needs, keeping track of and coordinating information among doctors can be a daunting task.
Health information exchange (HIE) allows the electronic sharing of health data, ensuring doctors, with patient consent, have access to the most accurate and up-to-date information about patients’ health and treatment history.
There is value in healthcare providers having a single, centralized health record that can be accessed at any location patients receive care. New York State is at the forefront of health information exchange. The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) creates a secure, statewide network of electronic health records designed to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers by ensuring that doctors have instant and accessible information about their patients, anywhere and anytime.