Healthix, the nation’s largest public health information exchange (HIE), has connected its public HIE system to private HIEs operated by Northwell Health and the Mount Sinai Health System.
Typically, clinicians are limited to seeing their own health system’s data, even though patients may be treated outside the health system. As a result, there may be gaps in a patient’s electronic health record (EHR). With the tight integration of three HIEs spanning public and private systems, clinicians have a more complete data set for more informed decision-making, the organizations’ leaders said in a press release.
All three HIEs are built on the InterSystems HealthShare information exchange platform.
With the integration, clinical data generated by Northwell and Mount Sinai (two of the largest health systems in NY) is now available in real time to every other organization in Healthix’s network of 16 million patients, and vice versa, without needing to build multiple interfaces. That data includes allergies, documents, immunizations, and other data in a bidirectional exchange of information.
(Source: Healthcare Informatics)