Health Information Exchange (HIE)

What is health information exchange (HIE)?

Health Information Exchange (HIE) allows health care professionals to securely access and share a patient’s medical information electronically. For many U.S. healthcare providers, HIE still requires a complex series of handwritten signatures and faxed requests — which result in lengthy delays in important processes.

Why is the health information exchange (HIE) important in healthcare?

Modernization of HIE is top of mind for many. The secure, electronic sharing of patient information enables a more comprehensive, up-to-date patient record that improves care quality and patient outcomes. Regardless of where a patient is receiving care, their medical history can be pulled and referenced quickly for improved quality of service. With easy access to records of a patient’s unique medical history, providers can deliver safer and more effective care.

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