Exchanging Health Information With Other Providers

The use of electronic health records enable community health center medical homes to exchange health information about their patients with other health care providers that the patient needs, including pharmacies, labs, specialists, and hospitals, to improve the coordination and quality of health care.  Local, regional, and state health information exchanges are being established to facilitate this exchange.

Medical Home Safety Net Initiative, Resources on Care Coordination

Overhage JM. Health information exchange: ‘Lex parsimoniae’. Health Aff. (2007);26(5):w595-w597

Edwards A, Hollin I, Barry J, Kachnowski S.  Barriers to cross-institutional health information exchange: a literature review.  J Healthc Inf Manag. (2010);24(3):22-34

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