Hospital HIE grows more on some branches than others

  • What: Although more than half of hospitals were sharing information with providers outside of their organizational affiliations as of 2012, only some were exchanging clinical care summaries and medication lists, according to a study by researchers at the Office of the National Coordinator..
  • Who: The ONC’s director of economic analysis and modeling, Michael Furukawa.
  • Why: Hospitals’ health information exchange, either through EMR interoperability and health information organizations, has increased 41 percent since 2008, and sharing of all types of clinical information increased between 39 percent and 55 percent.
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