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)



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SHIN-NY HIE Value Studies

Do Health Information Exchanges Deter Repetition of Medical Services?
Hospitalization Event Notifications and Reductions in Readmissions of Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries in the Bronx, New York
Health Information Exchange in the Wild: The Association Between Organizational Capability and Perceived utility of Clinical Event Notifications in Ambulatory and Community Care
An Empirical Analysis of the Financial Benefits of Health Information Exchange in Emergency Departments
Health Information Exchange and the Frequency of Repeat Medical Imaging
The Potential for Community-Based Health Information Exchange Systems to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
Local Public Health Efforts Bolstered by Use of Health Information Exchange
Association Between use of a Health Information Exchange System and Hospital Admissions



HIE Resources

Health Information Exchange Associated with Improved Emergency Department Care Through Faster Accessing of Patient Information from Outside Organizations
Using Health Information Exchanges to Calculate Clinical Quality Measures: A Study of Barriers and Facilitators
Differing Strategies to Meet Information-Sharing Needs: Publicly Supported Community Health Information Exchanges Versus Health Systems' Enterprise Health Information Exchanges
Finding the Value in Health Information Exchange: Part II
Finding the Value in Health Information Exchange: Part I
Health Information Exchange Readiness for Demonstrating Return on Investment and Quality of Care
Washington State Medicaid: Implementation and Impact of “ER is for Emergencies” Program
The Financial Impact of Health Information Exchange on Emergency Department Care
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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.



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