Thinking of incorporating electronic health information exchange (HIE) into your business process flow? Here are 5 things you should not miss.
Health information exchange (HIE) through electronic means is a great way to add value to your practice. No doubt, any form of HIE has its own share of benefits. For example, faxing patient information has been in practice for decades now. (Further reading: Is FAXing really HIPAA Compliant?)
But electronic HIE deserves a special mention because the data have to be standardized before exchanging electronically. Data standardization allows smooth integration of the health information into patient’s’ EHR. This results in an improved patient care.
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