Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

University Library | Ruth Lilly Special Collections & Archives

Health Information Exchange May Cut Costs and Reduce Medical Errors, but Raise Challenges

Show full item record


Title: Health Information Exchange May Cut Costs and Reduce Medical Errors, but Raise Challenges
Author: Dixon, Brian; Wright, Dustin; Quantz, Steven; Wright, Eric R.
Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/2450/769
Abstract: A major reason for skyrocketing health care costs in the United States is that health care delivery is highly fragmented. Many patients seek care from an array of doctors, hospitals, labs, and other providers, but their full medical records are rarely available to these healthcare providers. This leads to higher medical costs, lower quality care, and a higher risk of medical error. To address fragmentation, leaders in government and health care are turning to health information exchange (HIE), a network designed to share patient information among providers. This report discusses the problems and advantages of HIE systems, their availability in Indiana, and actions that policy-makers can take to encourage HIE.
Publisher: IUPUI (Campus). Center for Health Policy
Date: 2007
Citation: http://www.healthpolicy.iupui.edu/publications/238_HIE.pdf
Series/Report: 07-C14
Appears in Collections: CHP Publications


 

Files in this item

View File 238_HIE.pdf (467.6Kb - application/pdf)

Show full item record

Search DSpace


Advanced Search

Browse


My Account

Statistics