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 M. Deas, Jr., chief medical officer and medical director at Sandlot


  • 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, HEDIS) produced by the HIE, highlighting the advantages of reports from the interoperable HIE comprehensive EHR platform.
  • Explore the pivotal role of the HIE in allowing physicians and patients to adhere to care guidelines and improve quality of care.