At a recent Bipartisan Policy Center briefing, former Senator Bill Frist, MD, discussed the results of physician surveys regarding HIEs. The center released two reports: “Clinician Perspectives on Electronic Health Information Sharing for Transitions of Care” and “Accelerating Electronic Sharing to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs in Health Care.”
The survey asked physicians what type of information they would want access to via an HIE. According to Healthcare IT News, “relevant lab and imaging tests ranked high among all physicians as the type of information they want across the board.” They also wanted to see data on discharge summary reason and summary of care provided.
Interestingly, most physicians did not want more data—just access to the most essential data. They wanted to selectively choose the information that would be placed in a patient’s electronic health record.
See the full article at Healthcare IT News.