The potential for community-based health information exchange systems to reduce hospital readmissions

@article{Vest2015ThePF,
  title={The potential for community-based health information exchange systems to reduce hospital readmissions},
  author={Joshua R. Vest and Lisa M. Kern and Michael D. Silver and Rainu Kaushal},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={435-42}
}
BACKGROUND Hospital readmissions are common, costly, and offer opportunities for utilization reduction. Electronic health information exchange (HIE) systems may help prevent readmissions by improving access to clinical data by ambulatory providers after discharge from the hospital. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the association between HIE system usage and 30-day same-cause hospital readmissions among patients who consented and participated in an operational community-wide HIE during a 6… CONTINUE READING

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