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Third-party HIEs may finally be catching on

September 19, 2016

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Article excerpt from Modern Healthcare:

“The wobbly credibility of third-party health information exchange organizations got a boost after Texas Health Resources signed up to share patient data in a highly competitive healthcare market.

 

This spring, a research report released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS found that the number of healthcare organizations exchanging clinical data, such as lab test results, radiology reports, clinical-care summaries and medication lists rose from 41% in 2008 to 62% in 2013. Surescripts, a private network, reported it handled 9.7 billion electronic transactions in 2015, up 48% over the year before.”

Many Corepoint Health customers are connecting to regional HIEs across the country. As more providers are becoming connected internally, it becomes easier to make the business case for joining external HIEs to improve patient care.

While these third-party HIEs lag behind enterprise-level HIEs set up in larger hospital systems to archive and make data available to affiliated organizations, it is encouraging to see momentum in external health data exchange.

For those interested in the different types of HIEs, check out our popular 6-part series that includes the various HIE architecture types, data communication methods, and much more: Health information exchange: What’s the motivation?

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