A recent EHR Intelligence article highlighted how health information exchange (HIE) helps increase interoperability and improve patient care. The article, which looks at the growth, benefits, and challenges of HIE use, referenced our recently published research on patient care alerts.
HIE use is increasing across the nation, with more providers realizing the benefits it can provide in patient care. For example, the Statewide Health Information Network (SHIN-NY) saw its HIE use of admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications grow by 95 percent among users from 2016 to 2017.
Researchers determined that ADT notification utilization increased by 95 percent between 2016 and 2017, with query-based health data exchange rising by 102 percent, according to findings from the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC).
(Source: EHR Intelligence)