HIE: Saving Lives & Transforming Healthcare

“I believe that health information exchange will have the biggest impact on improving healthcare and population health for decades to come,” asserts Lewis W. Marshall, Jr., MD, JD, Chairman of Ambulatory Care and Community Health Medicine at Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He watches it save lives first-hand because Brookdale is connected to a RHIO and the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). Brookdale’s ER is a Level I Trauma Center that sees hundreds of cases each day. Their ER’s ability to instantly access accurate patient data can literally mean the difference between life and death.

We had a chance to sit down with Dr. Marshall and discuss the life-saving and transformative power of health information exchange (HIE).