HIE Integration Cuts ED Visits, Hospital Readmissions by Over 10%

HIE integration and utilization can decrease emergency department visits and unplanned 30-day patient readmission by 10 to 13 percent.

February 19, 2020 – Medical practices that integrate and utilize health information exchange (HIE) can decrease the number of emergency department (ED) visits and unplanned 30-day hospital readmission, according to a study conducted by HEALTHeLINK in partnership with researchers at University of Connecticut and the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation.

Researchers showed employees practices in Western New York between November 2016 and January 2017, how to integrate HIE into their current workflow.

Read the full article by Christopher Jason on ehrintelligence.com.