Meeting Meaningful Use in Rural Healthcare Via a Community HIE

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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.

Speaker Information:
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.