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Sharing Patient Data Across the Nation

As a participant in The Heartland Project, etHIN is connecting to HIEs in other states in order to send patient information to the hometown provider when the patient is treated by an etHIN participant. Learn how it all works in this Patient Centered Data Home video.

Providers and Health Information Exchange

In a medical emergency situation, having access to quality patient data is vital to making life-saving decisions. Yet many ER physicians are challenged because patients typically cannot provide important information such as prior treatments, medications, or related symptoms. Watch how urgent care physicians in Memphis are successfully using electronic health records and a Health Information Exchange to gain instant access to patients’ sometimes complex medical histories to make accurate diagnoses.

Administrators and Health Information Exchange

There is excitement building among hospital administrators and providers as electronic health records and Health Information Exchanges become more prevalent and demonstrate tangible benefits. And in some locations, patients are even expecting their medical information to be accessible by their physicians. Watch how hospitals in western Montana are introducing HIEs. Listen to administrators’ concerns regarding return on investment, competitive advantage, referral patterns, and other providers second-guessing their physicians’ actions.