Pandemic spotlights utility of HIEs for population health, cost savings

While the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us all the fragility of life, the disease also has indisputably revealed shortcomings in our U.S. health system. Our frontline healthcare providers, though an extraordinary testament to resiliency, are greatly in need of a better, more streamlined health information technology infrastructure to care for all patients, today and tomorrow.

In this spirit, the new year tilts the health information exchange in exciting directions in keeping with providers’ move from the practice of episodic, siloed care to consideration of the patient’s full spectrum of needs.

As part of this shift, accelerated population health capabilities now offered by many HIEs empower providers to identify rising risk patients and high-risk cohorts, where care management resources are most needed.

HIE data is also flagging high patient users of unnecessary healthcare resources and when the problem is appropriately addressed, expenses are reduced and clinician time is allocated properly.


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Link Between Faith, Health And Wellness

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