A small rural community hospital implemented a combined inpatient and outpatient EHR, along with a community health information exchange (HIE), to enhance patient care and improve data reporting between providers.
Mark Anderson, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CEO, AC Group
- Outline how to create a community data exchange between multiple care providers;
- Summarize how a community of providers, creating a community exchange application, can help define a new level of quality of care throughout the entire community;
- Describe how patients were able to share clinical information with multiple providers in a secure environment designed to reduce duplicate data entry by 83 percent; and
- List true barriers to a community HIE and what we learned during the implementation rollout.