Disparate health systems and their components are inherently challenged and increasingly pressed to exchange health information in a timely manner as well as to ensure it is interoperable and conformant with standards that can positively impact patient care.
Goals and Objectives
- Facilitate appropriate access, retrieval, sharing, and interpretation of electronic health information and patient data.
- Improve patient safety, reduce costs, improve quality, and increase efficiency by reducing errors, paperwork, and redundant testing.
- Cloud, databases, health IT standards, and protocols
- EHRs, integrations between EHRs, health information exchanges and interoperability frameworks
Use Case Summary
HIEs and interoperability ensure that the value of heath information is fully realized not only through its storage and record keeping but also through effectively sharing it across disconnected systems, networks, and facilities to where it is needed and can make an impact on patients and the delivery of care.