Electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE) allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other healthcare providers and patients to appropriately access and securely share a patient’s medical information electronically – improving the speed, quality and safety of patient care while reducing the cost of patient care.
The appropriate, timely sharing of patient health information can better inform decision making at the point of care and allow providers to:
- Proactively control chronic disease
- Avoid hospital readmissions
- Avoid medical errors
- Improve diagnoses
- Decrease duplicate testing