HIEs still lack an evidence base

HIEs still lack an evidence base Based on research by Nir Menachemi, chair at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Indiana University in Indianapolis, and his colleagues at Health Affairs there is little evidence that shows benefits directly correlated to HIE. Nir and the Health Affairs team gathered info from 27 studies…

Finding a successful HIE formula

Finding a successful HIE formula The amount of health data that we are capable of storing electronically is simply impressive. The issue we have now is the ability to securely share this information. Health information exchanges (HIEs) are supposed to be figuring out this problem. Coming up with an efficient successful approach to establishing a…

Impact of HIEs still unknown

Impact of HIEs still unknown For the most part, the hype around HIEs has been overwhelming positive. It seems there is new news everyday regarding the success and potential. A new study from Health Affairs shows some findings that this might not be completely true. Benefits and the cost of savings attributed to the use…

For repeat imaging, HIE may be the fix

For repeat imaging, HIE may be the fix Despite new data suggesting that only “low quality” and insufficient evidence exists for the costs savings and improved outcomes case for health information exchanges, new analysis focused on HIEs’ relationship to repeat imaging may turn that on its head. After conducting a cohort study of nearly 200,000…