Search Tag: health information exchange

IT Management

Impediments to EHR Interoperability

2017 20 Jun

A survey of health information exchange (HIE) professionals reveals that both EHR vendors and health systems are employing a variety of tactics – notably information blocking – that impede progress in EHR interoperability.“Half of respondents reported that EHR vendors routinely engage in information blocking, and 25 percent of respondents reported that... Read more

IT Management

Medical Mix Up? Patient Identity

2016 25 Jan

Electronic health information exchange (HIE) is supposed to make coordination between care teams easier, resulting in a better patient experience. It's therefore important for hospitals to ensure that patients' records are correct — ie, no erroneous entries. However, errors in typing in names and numbers are rather common, given that many different... Read more