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HIE Benefits

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Benefits

There are many benefits associated with HIE: 

HIE Provider Benefits

  • Improves privacy and security of patient health and medical information
  • Improves quality of care, timeliness, patient safety and outcomes
  • Increases convenience and workflow efficiency
  • Improves diagnosis and reduces orders for duplicate test and procedures
  • Enhances communication between hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies and referring physicians.
  • Improves access to test results and referral consultations

 HIE Patient Benefits

  • Reduces likelihood of medical errors due to incomplete or inaccurate information
  • Improves doctor – patient communication and coordination of care among providers
  • Eliminates the need for hand-carried and faxed transmission of health care records
  • Improves diagnosis and reduces orders for duplicate test and procedures