Health Information Exchange (HIE)
The goal was to improve outcomes, reduce the recidivism rate and send inmates back into the communities with coherent care plans.
While some organizations are finding success as they map coronavirus spread, public health agencies are still often relying on manual processes to gather and submit data, which is often incomplete, says former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra.
The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, designed to ensure an individual's electronic health information is available when they need it, depends on participation from stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem.
Hospitals are having a hard time reporting data to public health agencies, according to a new JAMIA study, which finds patchwork data sharing, "often occurring via fax or phone."
In addition, broader embrace of APIs and more concerted strategy for patient matching could help public health agencies combat the pandemic and boost pop health.
Chinatown Service Center of Los Angeles converted 80% of acute in-person visits to telehealth in just weeks – and improved timely access to hospital records in the county by 75%.
“One of the most apparent shifts we’ve seen is how COVID-19 is spurring the move to virtual care,” said Caroline Clarke, Executive Vice President and Market Leader, Philips ASEAN Pacific.
The state’s many health systems put competitive concerns aside for the greater good during a pandemic, using IT to send patients to locations that could best serve them.
The Regenstrief Institute, the Indiana Network for Patient Care and the Indiana Health Information Exchange provide access to the nation’s largest inter-organizational clinical data repository.
A new report, co-authored by former National Coordinator Farzard Mostashari, offers a roadmap toward the data exchange infrastructure needed to help contain the coronavirus pandemic.