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HHIE Adopts Innovative Solution to Advance Interoperability

How Health Information Exchanges Can Boost EHR Patient Matching

Improving interoperability — the ability of healthcare organizations to exchange patient data across different electronic health record systems—continues to be one of the toughest challenges facing health information exchanges across the country. This situation is often exacerbated by patients who often share their identify in different ways with different healthcare providers. Identifying and matching patient data adds to the complexity of data exchange.

The inconsistencies in the way patient demographic data is captured can lead to duplicative or mismatched health records. This can have adverse clinical and financial consequences—reduced quality of care or delays in care for patients,increased hospital re-admissions, and unnecessary healthcare spending.


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State Sen. Rosalyn Baker Wins National Award

- September 2014
An HIMSS Health Information Technology Leadership Award was given to Sen. Baker for her support of health IT in Hawai‘i, and sponsorship of Senate Concurrent Resolution 36, which recognizes the Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange as the... read the full article