The Health Information Exchange provides many benefits to patients. Most importantly, the HIE is an efficient method of securely sharing your medical records among approved doctor offices, hospitals, labs, radiology centers, and other health organizations.
Health care providers need your health information to accurately diagnose and treat you. Currently, each of your providers has a portion of your medical records. When your providers can access all of your medical records from across the community, your providers will have more complete health information and can provide you with better care.
For example, your health care provider can now access tests results for you that another provider may have ordered. Making this information available to any providers treating you can result in faster, more accurate diagnosis. Additionally, having access to this information may also reduce the number of duplicate tests ordered, therefore lowering the cost of your health care.