Thursday, March 1, 2012

Survey Puts Care Coordination As 'Most Important' Benefit of HIEs

Manos, Diana. "Survey Puts Care Coordination As 'Most Important' Benefit of HIEs." Healthcare IT News, February 28, 2012.

From the article: "The most important benefit of health information exchange is its capacity to improve care coordination, according to a new survey by the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC). The survey, conducted February 13-17 via questionnaire to more than 210 stakeholders, showed that 73 percent of respondents thought improved care coordination was the most important benefit of HIEs when respondents were asked to select three benefits. Other results showed respondents putting most important HIE benefits in this order:
  • 65 percent said providers and patients have the right information available when needed;
  • 39 said improved efficiency was most important; and
  • 37 percent said improved quality was the most important benefit."  Read more
See Also
2012 NeHC Stakeholder Survey Results, National eHealth Collaborative, 2012.