Health information exchange

Added June 20, 2020

Citation: Rudin RS, Motala A, Goldzweig CL, et al. Usage and effect of health information exchange: a systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine 2014 Dec 2;161(11):803-11.

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What is this? The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a strain on healthcare systems. Existing research on strategies, such as electronic health information exchange may provide useful information for policy makers.

In this systematic review, the authors searched for studies of the effect and use of health information exchange on clinical care. They restricted their search to articles published in English and did the search in May 2014. They included 85 studies with some studies contributing to more than one area.

What was found: The use of health information exchange may reduce emergency department use and costs. 

The effects of health information exchange organizations on outcomes of care is uncertain.


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