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82% of Patients Say Health Information Exchange Ups Care Quality

November 14, 2017 - Health information exchanges (HIEs) are gaining popularity among patient populations, with 81 percent of patients saying they would encourage their provider to participate in an HIE, according to a survey from HEALTHeLINK, the HIE provider for the Western New York region. The telephone survey of about 1,000 patients in the Western New York area showed that patients approve of the use of HIEs,...


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Patient Preferences Key to HIE Patient Access to Health Data

by Sara Heath

Although some healthcare professionals and federal policymakers tout the importance of patient portals and meeting view, download, and transmit benchmarks, these methods may fall short of effectively boosting patient access to health data. According...

8.8 Million Patients Opt In to NY Health Information Exchange

by Sara Heath

The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) now has 8.8 million patients opting into its health information exchange. According to a public statement, approximately 62,000 provider users and millions of patients are now taking...

Opt-In HIE Fuels Patient Access to Health Data, Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

HealthlinkNY has established an opt-in method by which patients can choose to share their health data via the state’s health information exchange, boosting patient and provider access to health data and patient satisfaction, according to...

Facilitating Patient Participation in Precision Medicine

by Sara Heath

The use of patient health data for research purposes is gaining traction in the healthcare industry through the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). However, as healthcare professionals continue to value shared-decision making and patient engagement...

OpenNotes, CHIME Partner for Patient Access to Health Information

by Sara Heath

OpenNotes, a project geared toward improving patient access to health information and patient engagement, is growing through a new partnership with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Announced as a part of President...

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