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What is the Value of HIE to Ambulatory Service Providers?


  • Increase efficiency and decision-making by providing more complete patient information, including demographics at the point of care
  • Enable service providers to take a team approach with other providers outside their health system to provide coordination of care
  • Enable a more streamlined referral process
  • Enable relationships between hospitals and other providers and care settings to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and increase patient safety
  • Help avoid adverse drug events resulting from drug interactions and allergies by providing improved access to medication and allergy history
  • Improve process efficiency with the ability to send and receive electronic test results
  • Reduce administrative and overhead costs by avoiding the endless search for paper medical records