Pivotal Role of Health Information Exchange in Quality Improvement

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Thursday, Feb. 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover how a physician organization implemented a health information exchange (HIE) to improve care coordination and quality management through clinical decision support, advanced quality measures, and EMR interoperability to help achieve meaningful use.

Speaker Information:
Thomas Deas, Jr., chief medical officer at Sandlot in Forth Worth, Texas.


  • Describe the benefits of an interoperable HIE platform to physicians using EMRs.
  • Examine how the independent practicing physicians use the HIE's clinical decision support application at the point of care to track care quality measures which meet the EHR meaningful use criteria.
  • Discuss examples of quality reports (e.g., physician quality reporting initiative, Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) produced by the HIE, highlighting the advantages of reports from the interoperable HIE comprehensive EHR platform.
  • Explore the pivotal role of the health information exchange in allowing physicians and patients to adhere to care guidelines and improve quality of care.