Increasing data sharing amongst organizations offers many benefits for providers and patients.
First, QHINs serve as a connectivity broker and offer patients and healthcare providers greater access to information. This can improve patient care as the information regarding the patient’s condition follows them to each doctor.
Additionally, QHINs offer patients access to a broader range of healthcare organizations and provider types, providing options for care teams and specialists.
With increased interoperability, healthcare organizations can facilitate better clinical decision-making, decrease costs, and improve patient outcomes.