EHR Intelligence April 14, 2021
Montana’s statewide health information exchange launched just a few months ago and its leaders are leveraging outside solutions to improve patient care in the rural state.
It’s hard for providers in remote locations to deliver high-quality and coordinated patient care without a rural health information exchange (HIE).
HIEs are crucial for connecting communities and ensuring patient medical records are available at all times. While interoperability remains a significant issue for HIE implementation, HIE connectivity is becoming more prevalent across the country.
According to the 2019 American Hospital Association IT Supplement published by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT, there was nearly a 40 percent increase in the proportion of hospitals that used a national network to find patient...