Tag Archives: information

Health information exchange participation reduced readmissions in heart attack patients, study finds

Dive Brief: A new study in Health Affairs lends weight to the value of health information exchanges (HIE) in improving patient outcomes. Using state-level data for 2011-2014, the authors measured the effect of hospital participation in HIEs on quality and health outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Those that participated had a… Read More »

Group takes OMB to task for missing information blocking rule deadline

Although a proposed information blocking rule has been under review by the Office of Management and Budget since September, the agency has missed the 90-day deadline for completing its review. That’s the contention of Health IT Now, a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers, which says OMB’s foot-dragging is “undermining” the intent… Read More »