Despite the spread of health information exchange, there is little evidence of its impact on cost, use, and quality of care.

@article{Rahurkar2015DespiteTS,
  title={Despite the spread of health information exchange, there is little evidence of its impact on cost, use, and quality of care.},
  author={Saurabh Rahurkar and Joshua R. Vest and Nir Menachemi},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={477-83}
}
Health information exchange (HIE), which is the transfer of electronic information such as laboratory results, clinical summaries, and medication lists, is believed to boost efficiency, reduce health care costs, and improve outcomes for patients. Stimulated by federal financial incentives, about two-thirds of hospitals and almost half of physician practices are now engaged in some type of HIE with outside organizations. To determine how HIE has affected such health care measures as cost… CONTINUE READING
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