Study: HIE helps ER doctors make better clinical decisions

06/21/2010 | InformationWeek

Emergency room physicians who have access to the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange said the exchange gave them quick access to patient data, resulting in improved clinical decisions, among other benefits, a Medical College of Wisconsin study found. The exchange also helps identify misuse of ER services because providers can see how many times a patient has visited a hospital ER in the region, one physician said.

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